We are just beginning our two year campaign for Build The House. Hundreds of people have taken a big step of faith to commit to giving to Build The House. In just one week’s time, we have already heard many miraculous stories! We are trusting that God is faithful to His promise of blessing us when we put His House first.
I invite you to take some time to read through just some of the stories we’ve already received.
My husband and I committed to increase our giving for Build The House. This week, out of complete “left field” we were contacted by some friends, and told that they wanted to GIVE us one of their extra cars for our son. We just picked it up, and we are blown away once again by God’s faithfulness. No way could we have gone out and bought something as nice as what they gave us. I wish I could yell it from the rooftops, “His promises are true people. You cannot out-give Him!”
For Build the House, my wife and I were led to take a step of faith in our giving. We give to the church because of the lives that are being changed. On Mother’s Day, my wife’s mom came over and brought some mail for us. In that mail was a refund check for an overpayment we made on a bill. It was lost when it was mailed to an old address. The refund check was for $531. I felt like this was God telling me that if you are looking for a sign when it comes to trusting me, here it is!
So, of course we made our commitment to Build the House, without hesitation. A couple of days later we got a letter in the mail stating that a loan that we thought we owed on for another year was PAID IN FULL! That extra payment amount was MORE than we committed for Build the House each month. God is so awesome.”
When Pastor Tim invited us to write down names of people on the stones that we believe in faith will meet Christ, I knew exactly what names to write down. I wrote down the names of my sister and brother-in-law. I have been praying for them for months with Pastor Rick. To my surprise, I walked into church that following weekend, and guess who shows up? Yes, in just one week, I was able to see both of them cross the threshold of our church, a movie theater in a mall! They need God so much in their life right now, and I’m praying that they surrender their lives to Him. I am always in awe of how God works, and I won’t take it for granted.
I felt like God told me to give a large amount of my savings account for Build The House. I was originally going to give a small part of it, but I felt like God told me to give most of it. So I did. I don’t have a job yet, and I have been saving my money for a car. That following week, I got a job offer that was better than any job I could have asked for, and now I have the ability to make even more money than I gave. I have seen God’s faithfulness, and I know that He will provide for me!
– Lauryn (student)
All of these stories are amazing. However, my favorite one is the last story… because that is my 15 year old daughter! She was obedient to God, and He has already shown how He can bless her beyond what she can do on her own. She thought I might be upset about how much she gave…wrong! I’m one proud parent!
God is good! And this is just the beginning. If you have a story to share, we want to hear it! How has God already responded in your life from the step of faith you took? Has he affected your relationships? Has he provided a financial miracle? Has he opened a door that you’ve been praying about for a long time?
Share your story with us here.
We are still receiving commitments for Build the House and want to encourage you to make your commitment if you haven’t. We are waiting until the beginning of June to update the church as to where we stand as we begin this journey. Thank you for being part of this next chapter in the life of our church. Please remain faithful to your commitment and watch for God’s faithfulness in your life!
If you haven’t made your commitment yet, you can do it here.