Lexington, SC (WLTX) -- The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Motocross Ministry at Covenant Community Church teaches to love others unconditionally. Even people who steal.
"There are consequences for making wrong choices, but there's also a lot of grace and that's kind of the foundation of what we're about," said AnnMargaret McCraw, a volunteer with the FCA Motocross Southeast.
McCraw and her husband head the FCA motocross ministry at Covenant Community Church. Upon arriving to church Sunday morning, they noticed the trailer had been stolen from the back of the parking lot.
"When we first realized it was gone, you get that sick feeling in your stomach and think, 'Man, that's a lot of money to replace, that's a lot of stuff to replace, how are we going to do that,'" she said.
For the past couple of years, the McCraws had been collecting motocross suits, helmets and tools to start up the ministry. That equipment was worth up to $7,000. Even though the ministry is small, McCraw believes they make a large impact.
"We go to tracks where there may be two to three hundred people racing at any given time plus their family members," McCraw said."They may not all come by to see us, but a lot of them do."
The trailer was thought to have been stolen anywhere between Friday night and Saturday. McCraw had began to lose hope on recovering the trailer after reporting it on Sunday, but the Lexington County Sheriff's Department called on Monday. They had found the trailer near an apartment building on Villa Court.
"We honestly didn't hold out a lot of hope of getting that back, so to get it back that quickly was a wonderful blessing," she said.
The trailer had been gutted with the exception of a couple random items. Fortunately, the McCraws had the bikes at their house for repairs instead of inside the trailer. Even though most of the ministry's gear was stolen, McCraw isn't worried about bearing that burden.
"We're confident that God is going to provide what we need and it's exciting to see how that happens, " she said.