God answered our prayers again this week because there have been donations in access of $8,500 received to be applied to the Campaign. Last Sunday, we received the largest single donation given to date toward the Campaign and it came from someone who is not a member of the church and did not make a pledge to the campaign. Remember, our membership pledged only 57% of the total $150,000 goal. To date, 81% of the total $150,000 goal has been received. God has been answering our prayers and sending donations through our members and friends over-and-above what we originally projected. The power of prayer and the leadership of God’s Holy Spirit has proven to be at work over-and-above what we all believed was within our means. With God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).
On Monday this week, a man I know and pray with regularly greeted me with these words, “I am so thrilled with what God is doing at Grace.” He put his hand in my hand and left a crisp, brand new 100- hundred-dollar-bill. Then he said, “Put this on the new building.” God is more than able to do whatever He wills to do. It seems that our prayers are in turn with His will. The more we pray, the more people God sends and the results keep coming again and again. What further proof do you need.
Are you ready for more proof? We have been praying for God to lead someone to us who can grant a land easement for the purpose of connecting our sewage waste water to the Hall County Sewer System. For months, we have sent letters and asked for meetings with people who can work with us to accomplish this need. Without this easement and connection, we cannot proceed with the land disturbance permit necessary to complete the parking lot extension to the rear of Building #2. Without this connection, the entire project we have been working toward and praying about would be in jeopardy.
This week, God has again answered our prayers. We have received tentative approval from Mr. Darrell Wiley of J and J Foods, to proceed with detailed plans to connect our waste water system to the cul-de-sac below our property. This is a major victory for us. We have learned through this that God is in charge and is using community business leaders to accomplish His plan for our church. Listen to what Jesus says,
“Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 18:19)
Keep on praying! Keep on trusting! Keep on loving each other!