Rock band Showbread were just the horrible victims of van and trailer theft last night in Rancho Cordova, California. Below is vocalist Josh Dies' personal note to fans about the tragedy. Please join us in prayer for the band's items to be restored to them...
"This morning we woke up to find our van and trailer had been stolen from in front of our friend's house in Rancho Cordova, California.
Everything we have in the world is in that van and trailer. Every piece of equipment, every piece of luggage, all our money…. Everything.
If you are anywhere in California or near the Rancho Cordova/Sacramento area please be on the look-out for a 15-passenger Ford van with Georgia plates and a black double axel trailer with missing fenders and stripes of reflective tape across the black door, please call the police and report it.
We are thousands of miles from home, in the middle of tour and everything we have is gone with no way to get home.
Please pray for us, we know that Christ will provide for us and it is well with out souls. Praise Jesus for times of trials! Our faith is hard as rock.
-Josh Dies and Showbread
EDIT: if any of our band friends read this, please post it for us... if you live in or around rancho cordova, please post this for us."
10/28/2008 7:07PM UPDATE -- VAN AND TRAILER FOUND!
"This morning we woke up to find that our van and trailer had been stolen from outside the house we were sleeping at in Rancho Cordova, California.
Through the help of the Rancho Cordova Police Department and Councilman Ken Cooley, our van and trailer were discovered a few hours later on the side of the road just a mile away. The thief even used a couple of our debit cards at a local chevron station where many cameras were around, and left a healthy amount of fingerprints in the grime of our dirty van. CSI is on the case... really.
Thankfully, whoever robbed us couldn't get into our trailer, so the Showbread equipment is all still with us. Unfortunately, they did manage to gut our van pretty thoroughly. Among the things stolen were some five thousand dollars in photography/videography equipment, 4 ipods, 3 cell phones, 4 wallets, social security cards, and thousands of dollars in cash, etc. etc... Just fleeting things of the material world that don't really matter at all.
They even stole our coats, ricky's food, and Patrick's bible! But they left a nintendo DS, what an insult.
We're working to get our back window repaired and we'll hopefully be rejoining the tour with Maylene tomorrow in Hollywood, California.
There was a HUGE flood of support from all our friends. People offered prayers and encouraging words and all kinds of things and it honestly means the world to us. So if you prayed, wrote, called or emailed, thank you so much for being a friend.
We have insurance, and we're hoping that the "good hands" we're in with Allstate will come through for us.
Several people asked about supporting us with donations. Currently we have no cash and no cards and a big dent in our account with several weeks left of tour to go... Our version of "in need" at this point pales in comparison to those who really are in need, so we'd hate to suggest that we're worse off than we really are, so don't think that. We're actually just fine, our spirits are high, we are thankful and all things considered the situation ended amazingly well. We do have a small hole in our wallet, so for those that asked and feel led to help, you can use the button below. Don't feel obligated in any way, but if you do feel so led, know that it humbles us greatly and means more than we can say.
Know this though, if for some reason insurance covers the stolen cash, your donations will be redirected to Compassion International, to those REALLY in need...
Again, thanks everyone, what a wild day."
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