It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is already August 1. Summer has come and is nearly gone. I hope you have had and are still having a nice summer and have been able to take some time away and relax and recharge. It’s also hard to believe that on August 2 Ashley and I will have been married for 29 years. Time has gone by so very quickly. Thank you for your prayers for Ashley as she is going through physical therapy for her torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Surgery is still a possibility, but we are hoping she will not have to have surgery and she can get her knee back to strength through rehab.
For many weeks I have been both speaking and writing about our Building Vision campaign to raise $5 million in five years (this amount is above our regular tithes and offerings). Allow me to share with you again the salient features of Building Vision. The goal is for us as a church to give $5 million dollars over the next five years to help us accomplish our vision of being a radiant church that reaches the world. These monies will be used to help repair and remodel our church campus and pay off our debt. We have a very large campus and it is imperative that we paint, repair bathrooms, get new flooring, replace outdated electronic/media equipment, provide a welcome center for our guests, and a place for fellowship for both members and guests. The total for these repairs and additions is $2 million. The remaining $3 million will go toward paying off our debt. If we are able to continue to pay our $57,000 monthly payment and raise an additional $3 million, then in September 2020 we will be completely debt-free.
Related to Building Vision, please mark the following dates and participate in as many as you can—
- August 5– Day of Prayer and Fasting for GHBC (Please participate even if it is missing one meal. There is power in prayer coupled with fasting.) Joel 2:12-17
- August 9 – Prayer, Praise, and Testimony Service at 6:00pm (Oh may the Holy Spirit fall on us this evening!) 2 Chronicles 7:14
- August 23 – I am sharing a message with our church from Ephesians 3:20-21 entitled “In the Church.” (Excited about this message and have started preparing; pray for me.)
- August 30 – We will receive an offering and one-year commitments to our campaign. (We will all come to the altar and present our gifts and commitments to the Lord.) 2 Corinthians 9:7
This Sunday we will continue our series of sermons in Revelation, and the title of the message is “Commercial Babylon” Revelation 18:1-8.
2 Samuel 7:22