“: ..the people had a mind to work” Nehemiah 4:6
Consider this excerpt from the church bulletin on January 29, 1989:
"After much prayer by all of us in our church family the decision was made we would purchase the Wake Chapel School building and property. On January 10th, the purchase was completed God has given us a wonderful opportunity with this building. What space we don’t need today I believe we will need in the foreseeable future. Let’s join together. pray for the building and make under the direction of God the Holy Spirit bold plans to use this facility for the greater glory of God Don’t be fearful; don’t doubt. Let's not back up. God is able to help us pay for and plan for the use of that which He has so graciously allowed us to have."
Despite some reluctance to make this purchase in 1989, the Lord provided the vision and funds needed. As a result, more than 20 years later, we continue to enjoy:
- A lovely fellowship hall to accommodate our banquets, social gatherings, and wedding receptions;
- Educational space for Sunday School classes, youth ministry and AWANA program;
- A gymnasium and ancillary space for Upward Sports, where more than 1,000 individuals hear the gospel weekly throughout the season.
Presently our church is involved in a generosity campaign called Journey of Faith. The purpose of this faith journey is to challenge God's people to give toward updated, expanded, and more accessible facilities.
Our Family Life Center serves as a visual testimony of what God can do. So again, I encourage.
"Let's join together. Pay for the building Don’t be fearful; don’t doubt.
Let's not back up. God is able..."
To Him Be Glory,