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The parking lot at Concordia Lutheran Church in Williston is regularly full overnight until 8 a.m. each day. About 30 to 40 people sleep inside the church and dozens more sleep in their vehicles or RVs in the parking lot.

FOTB: 'And the door will be opened to you' (Matthew 7:7): Weary heads find place to rest in Concordia Lutheran Church

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WILLISTON -- Each time someone new arrives at Concordia Lutheran Church looking for a place to stay, the Rev. Jay Reinke has the same reaction: "Oh Lord, not another one."

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The small Missouri Synod Lutheran church in Williston has 30 to 40 job-seekers sleeping inside the church on a typical night, with dozens more who stay in their vehicles in the church parking lot.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at adalrymple@forumcomm.com or (701) 580-6890.

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