Monday, June 27, 2005

Psalm 127:1

"Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it" (Psalm 127:1).

Yesterday was an exciting day for our small church family. Five years ago we sold our building and bought land to begin building a new church building for our growing congregation. Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine it would be five years before we began building. Actually, as I look back on it the "building" began once we sold. The Lord began "building" this congregation anew. We have stretched, grown, acquired patience, become more prayerful, grown in unity, matured as a body, and become more dependent upon Him.

Yesterday we met on our property for our ground breaking service! What an exciting day it was for all of us. Our pastor built his message upon Psalm 127:1. What an encouragement it was. We have been praying for this property and our outreach in this little town of Bluffdale. It is the first church to be established within the city limits other than the LDS religion. Even the mayor and one of his council members attended. The mayor even spoke briefly about how excited the city was to have us in the community. Pray along with us, if the Lord brings it to your mind, for our outreach in the community. We are excited about the tremendous opportunities that the Lord has for us as we step out and become involved with this town and the people.

May we be a beacon of Hope, directing each person we have contact with to our Lord and Savior. May our joy overflow as we seek to share Christ with a lost and deluded people. May He be glorified in all that we say and do!

5 comments:

Saija said...

sounds like a healthy church to me! blessings on the building part too! :o)

Kim said...

We just finished adding on to our building. It has given us more room for sunday school and vacation bible school and such. It was exciting.

I'm sure this will be an exciting time for you, too.

sparrow said...

Five years is a long time!

It's exciting that you can see the growth and fruit in that time.

Congratulations. I pray you have many fruitful years ahead as the body of Christ!

G~ said...

How exciting!

Blessings all around! :)

blakeyblog said...

What a blessing, Claire! I like that Psalm, 127... It's encouraging to know that there are churches giving hope to the lost and helping grow believers in the Lord!
-Christa