Babies, Buildings & Bucks

There has been a baby bonanza here at Grace Baptist over the past 2 months. Six babies have been born with, Lord willing, another coming literally any day now. Senior Pastor Donald Shirk has said for years: “There is more than one way to grow a church!” Here are the new moms and their babies photographed here at the church yesterday. 

The new moms: (front row left to right) Adrienne & Easton Foeller; Jessica & Grace Dawson; Stacy & Brady Dibble (back row left to right) Nicole Hill; Emily & Alec Bartz; Jennifer & Lillian Muntz; Charissa & Callan Tosh

We praise the Lord for a growing church; and not just because babies are being born but because spiritual births are happening as well. Lives that have run from God are now running to Him. All that running (all that birthing too) has us running out of room. Our nursery is really full, our college class is really full, our teens still need to use another facility for their class, and we are still running two services to accommodate our Sunday morning attendance growth. All of this we praise the Lord for.

We are now 9 months into our 36 month giving phase of our capital campaign. Much has been given (Thank you!) and much has been accomplished with our building committee. In fact, the building committee will soon be ready to present the project with the final cost to the congregation. Please pray for building permits to be granted and wisdom for the men as they finalize some decisions.

Most of all pray for more births. Spiritual ones and of course physical ones because there is more than one way to grow a church!

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