"I hope this is the last church move we will have for the next twenty years!", exclaimed one sister a week before we moved into our new church building. "I am glad we are finally moving!", said another. "It's been so difficult to organize the children's ministry with this hotel - office arrangement." "We'll move in with what we have and slowly, as finances allow us, work on further reconstruction and furnishing", said one brother to another.
It was obvious this past week that our people are excited about the move and the new opportunities that lie before us. Even though we have raised enough money for the initial construction work such as dry wall and painting, we still have a ways to go. We need flooring and doors for the sanctuary, kids' classrooms and the conference room as well as furnishings for the cafe- lounge area. This will be the second stage of our building program. We have raised about 45% of funds needed to complete the work thus far, and are believing that our God will provide all we need. Although we are simply renting this building for now, in our contract there is the option to buy within 5 years. We are seriously praying about this option as it would open a whole new arena of ministry and options for us as a church.