BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (BNC) — All six of the air conditioners were stolen from the top of the downtown church’s building in the city of Belo Horizonte, missionary Eddison Fowler noted in his November family mission report.

He said it would be a very difficult thing to do. “Satan used some thieves to put a damper on” the use of their building, he said.

He added further:

The roof is metal, so you can imagine the heat in the summertime, in which we are entering. Because of our tight budget, we are being forced to replace the air conditioners with less costly air circulators, which also cool the air. Please pray with us that this system is installed very soon so that we can return to having live worship services.

Belo Horizonte is the capital of the state of Minas Gerais and one of the larger cities in Brazil.