Recently we asked one of our teens, who arrived from China only two years ago, why he wanted to be baptized.He said in a very matter-of-fact voice, "I wasn't sure that God was real, but I was very sick one night, so I simply said,'God, if you are real make me better by tomorrow morning.'"When he awoke the next morning, he was completely fine, so he said, "I know God is real, so I want to give Him my life."His parents, who didn't believe in God when they came to Canada, have also found faith and soon will be baptized.
Because of our growing congregation and aging building, we felt it was time to embark on a building renewal.We decided to add 12,000 sq. ft. within our existing footprint of land (with an overall project encompassing 28,000 sq ft).As we went to the congregation concerning the expense of this, we were amazed at the faithful sacrificial giving.One Sunday our Children's Ministry came up front and filled a huge chest with money they had saved and worked for.As a pastor, I was amazed as I watched how people sought the Lord concerning their personal financial involvement, and then how they obeyed with consistent generosity.
God helped us finish the building very close to budget.This was partly due to the diligent work of our building committee and congregation members using their lifetime of experience and amazing dedication.Together we were able to build a place that is energy efficient and makes many new ministries possible.God is so good, isn't He?