SUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) - A trailer stolen from the Seventh Day Adventist church in Sunrise has been returned.

The trailer was stolen from Sunrise Seventh Day Adventist Church, Monday afternoon.

“We are taught not to touch things that don’t belong to you,” said churchgoer Roger Baptiste.

The theft was caught on surveillance video when a truck entered the church property, subjects hooked the trailer to their truck and drove off.

“The trailer is used for like hauling away all the tree debris, bringing mulch where we can beautify the church,” said Baptiste.

Churchgoers said the men seen on surveillance video returned to the church on Wednesday and spoke with them.

They said they believed the trailer was abandoned, which is why they took it.

The church said they will not be pressing charges and are just grateful it was returned.

“We are so thankful to God and to Channel 7 News today that we have our trailer back,” said Baptiste. “Our trailer was returned. Everything was returned. We are just so grateful. The person was regretful that they took it.”

Churchgoers said though stealing is stealing, they forgive those who took it.

They said they have been using the trailer for about 15 years and don’t have the money to replace it.

“We will pray for them, and God is in the forgiving business and that’s what were here for as a church,” said Baptiste, “and were here to strengthen people, not to pull them down. We’re here to enlighten them, let them know that there’s a forgiving God out there, and he’s here for everyone.”

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