The old walls have been torn down, demolition done. Standing in the middle of the expansive space, one can only feel how big of a favour the Lord has provided us.
Finding a contractor that fits our limited budget is a long and hard process. October’s Thanksgiving celebration, the day we hope to worship in the new place, is almost around the corner. Late as it may seem, but hey, it is God’s timetable. It will be worth the wait to finally see God’s thumbs up approval on how He wanted us to proceed.
If anything, it is encouraging to see members who volunteer or who are ‘voluntold’, not at all paid to do these work, and yet they give to the Lord. All the precious time without hesitation when tapped for help. Our church leaders likewise fervently ensures that the church’s sacrificial giving is practically used, not a penny wasted to make God’s vision for the new place a reality.
As Pastor Joven exhorted during the Labor Day weekend, God allowed opposition and critics while Nehemiah built the wall of Jerusalem. This is so people would trust His plans and to see the importance of everyone working together.
The wall of Jerusalem is about four kilometres long, about 39-foot high and about 8-foot thick. That was no ordinary wall. It was finished in fifty two days. How exciting to see His grand plans for this church unravel in the days to come.