This morning I received this text from Don Childs: “The closing is done. The property is ours.” Those eight words marked the end of a long standing prayer of our ministry. Prayer and patience resulted in the privilege of seeing God unmistakably provide us with this property! While we are very grateful to our trustees who facilitated this transaction, GOD, in His sovereign timing, made this happen. We give Him all the glory!
The acquisition of 240 Vine Street was not simply a long standing prayer of our church, but a long standing vision – to see more individuals come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ here in Batavia. We need this property because God continues to be active in transforming lives, one life at a time. Space is needed for parking, not because we are all about gravel and blacktop, but because we are about hearts and souls.
While we give God all the glory for this, we also give a special thank you to one of our trustees, Don Childs, for dedicating the needed time to facilitate the details of the closing. We also wish to say thank-you to you – our church family for your sacrificial commitment that enabled us to purchase the property. So, while today marks the conclusion of one vision, it is the beginning of another: to in the near future see it filled with cars that bring people who need Christ and become His fully devoted followers!