May 17  — Bruce Parsons, pastor of Champion Baptist Church, said he felt deflated when he delivered the church’s latest monthly electricity bill to his treasurer.

It came to nearly $800, an enormous sum for a 60-member congregation that rarely spends more than a handful of hours each week beneath the steeple of its building in Roscoe, about 50 miles west of Abilene.

Original article by: Jim Malewitz

— Via Texas Tribune