Sunday, October 12, 2008


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Today we burned our church note!!!! I can't even describe the miracle and blessing this is. Our church had a huge split 6 years ago; many people left for all the wrong reasons and truly desired to see this church close its doors. We had just joined the church and thought God had planted us in a whirlwind. For the next several years we labored in various positions trying to encourage the body and stay encouraged ourselves. At one point, I served as treasurer during a tough time after the split when we thought we might have to put a "For Sale" sign out front.

God has continued to show mercy and grace. With a congregation of 70 we paid off the remaining mortgage. Many of the people that left had signed a pledge to a loan of $900,000.00 and walked away with over 200K left. In my flesh I thought there is no way we can carry this with the remnant left. But, God loves His remnants, doesn't He! What is impossible with man is POSSIBLE with GOD!!!!

Luke 1:37

For nothing is impossible with God."


4 comments:

Sharon (sk) said...

Contratulations!! Praise God!

The church we attend went through something similar about 10 years ago. The church had just built a private school and doubled the building in size... then the split came... we carried on and were able to burn the note about two years ago. It was great! We have so much more to put into missions now and it is very exciting. :)

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Jennifer P. said...

What a great accomplishment!!!

sparc77 said...

Oh how I wish I could have been there to see it. At least I was there for the announcement and shredding of the posters...