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“The prayer of the chicken hawk does not get him the chicken.”
— Swahili proverb

I was over in Jeffers, Mont., the other day checking out the construction site where Trinity Church once sat. The church is still there, of course, but has moved some 30 feet or so to the north.

Well, it didn’t actually move on its own. Tamietti movers jacked it up, braced it with steel beams and sturdy cribbing, and then slid it off its foundation in one of the slickest moves I have ever seen. (See a video of the work online at

I was curious how they were going to move the church all in one piece, what with the bell tower and all the crazy architectural details. Somehow I thought they would jack it up, load it on some gargantuan moving truck, and drive off to its temporary resting place...


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