Well, we have made it through another year and have entered into the next...2020. As I sit here writing this article, I’m reflecting on this past year and how God has taught me many lessons. The biggest lesson I learned is that there will be certain things in life which are not going to work the way you expect, but when those times come, and they will, don’t give up! God is teaching me that there is still hope in the world we live in...a hope like none other has ever seen. This hope of which God speaks and teaches has given me a stronger drive in my life. No matter what may happen in or around my life, God is still in control.
Some may say that when they speak of hope, it is the same as a wish. I believe that God meant for the world to hope, giving us a sense of expectation or a feeling of trust in His will. Romans 15:4 tells us that God’s word is our instruction, and it will guide each of us through life. “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”
The only thing about the expectations of hope is that we must learn to wait, and if you’re going to wait, you better have “patience” We live in a world that does not know what the word patience really means. The Bible tells us that, “if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience” (Romans 8:25). I believe the latter of these two lessons will take much more training.
At the same time, we must look forward to the vision of the great work of Christ. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow are all part of the great plan He has for us all. We look at the past for what we have learned. We live in the present to better serve the ministry of Christ. Finally, we look to the future to see how Christ is going to use us for His Glory! Keep looking with hope and expectation! May you and yours have a wonderful and Happy New Year.
Capital Campaign Project Update
We have started the next project phase of our renovations, which will be updating the Fellowship Hall. The stained-glass windows have been cleaned and resealed. The second part of the project will begin on February 17, 2020. We will be repainting the room, repairing the plaster on the walls, installing new doors, new flooring, and new furnishings during the second phase of the project. We will also be upgrading the sound system, which will require and additional $15,000. Consider how you can help us remain debt free and fund this project.
During this time of renovation, we will have to rearrange some events and meeting times. Please be patient as we continue to upgrade our facilities.