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Contributed by John Hilliard

Since the Pentecostal congregation in Leduc, Canada, had just had a new church built, they sold their old building. It was to be used as a new Evangelical Community Church in Beaumont, some ten miles away. But as the building was being moved on a mammoth trailer to its new location, it came in contact with a 138,000-volt power line, which started a fire on the roof of the building. The driver phoned the Beaumont fire department from a farmhouse. "There's a large building on fire about a mile east of the town on Highway 625," he said ."I'm sorry," replied the dispatcher, "but that's outside our jurisdiction." "Well, get your equipment ready," the driver replied. "It'll be there in five minutes!"