Each quarter I send a letter to all of our donors at Vision Baptist Church. This is the rough draft sent on to those that know more than me about the grammar etc.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Dear Vision givers,
Over three-fourths of the 2009 has come and gone. Time is flying. God has been faithful to us as a church. He has graciously allowed us to pay all of our bills, support missionaries, and meet all of our day to day needs even in this horrible economy.
I know that it is because of your love for God and His church that we have been able to do that. I just wanted to thank you on behalf of Vision and our missionaries for every dime you have given. Thank you for being faithful. Thank you for giving week in and week out. Thank you for making up the giving even when you are out of town.
Right now we stand on the edge of a great change for our church. I am super excited about what is about to happen. We will be moving, Lord willing, to another rented building before I write another giving letter. Our rent will drop $10,500 a month finally freeing up some money for ministry needs and outreach funds. I am super excited about this possibility.
This change will not come without some discomfort. We are going to have to move out of one building and into another very quickly. We will make our move some time in December. The new building will have many advantages. We will be allowed to have a sign. We will have the entire building to ourselves. It will be much more visible because it will be visible from MacFarland. It is going to be great.
However it will mean that we have to build it out while we are in the building. We are going to have to raise money to install heat and air, maybe $35,000. We are going to have to build walls, install bathrooms, and many other things.
This will be an exciting time. I am calling for you to bring forth your pioneer spirit. Together we can do anything with the Lordâ€™s help. I am asking you now to be praying. I am asking you to help move everything, build the walls, install the sound system, electricity, well all of it. If you are like me you will not be able to do much more than help but you will be able to pray, give, and hand something to a knowledgeable worker.
This move is going to call for some extra sacrifice. There will be lots of work to do, extra giving, adjustments to make in our Sunday School classes and ministries, etc. We will have to invite and contact everyone we know and those that we do not to invite them to our new location.
This is going to be exciting. Thanks for all you will be doing to help.
God bless you,