October 13, 2019
Dear Grace Family and Friends,
Praise God for a glorious distraction this week. We’ve been talking about adding on to the Administration Building for over a year. There have been numerous setbacks but construction has finally begun. Some suggested that my studies might be hindered by all the noise just outside my office. Rest assured it is a welcome disturbance. That kind of thing doesn’t really bother me anyway. “ADD” people focus more clearly when there is background noise. Right now, the sound of a backhoe digging footings is music to my ears. It’s difficult to estimate how long the project will take. But TJ and Cameron will be glad to feel like part of the Staff when the addition is complete. In the meantime, please continue to pray that all goes well and that construction is completed in a timely manner. Pray also for wisdom about the addition next door. We desperately need additional Adult Education space and a permanent home for our youth. Having separated the Middle School and High School students already, one of the two is relegated to a “less than ideal” meeting space each week. Praise The Lord, that hasn’t been a hindrance to continued growth yet. But we need to do all we can to make sure both are properly positioned for the future. It really is my hope that we move in to those facilities “debt free.” What a powerful testimony that will be to the community at large. Rest assured, they know what we’re up to and are favorably impressed by the fact that we don’t have a mortgage. And that’s only possible because of your faithful giving. Thank you! Keep up the good work! You are making a difference and I am humbled to serve our great God with you. Have a great day in Jesus! God bless you all!