This week Providence Baptist Church purchased 1.7 acres of land in Goodsprings, Tennessee, 4 miles south of Pulaski Tennessee. This morning (Sunday) I stood before the church and showed them the deed. What a joy it was to stand before the people and be able to tell them "God did this!" And He did. There was no outlandish "name it and claim it" mumbo-jumbo, no begging folks for money or foolish fund raising gimmicks...just the wonderful blessings of God upon His children who humbly bowed before Him and asked Him to "have Thine own way, Lord. Not our will, but Thine be done." And He did! Praise the living God.
We have been renting another building (Pulaski Seventh Day Adventist building) for 5 years, all the while praying and asking the Lord to give us our own place. We are a small congregation and we knew it would take years for us to save up the money to even put a down payment on a building. Well, we didn't have to save up the total amount. God pointed us to a building and provided the entire purchase price. I am not kidding! He provided it all! Plus, sister grace churches are aiding us with additional finance to do necessary repairs and help us pay back an interest free loan that another grace church gave us. This same church gave us a $20,000 gift!) All totaled, the Lord provided $62,200.00, with more to come...and promises from many more folks to help us make the necessary repairs. Can you say "glory to God?" Please do!
Now would you help us by praying? We need more help in the way of materials and labor, but we know the Lord will provide the finance and the workers for even this. Also, if you know of any used pews that we could purchase (or donated to us) please email me at the above address. To all of you who have supported us with your prayers, finance and words of encouragement, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. May the Lord be praised, for His mercy endureth forever.
By His grace and for His glory,
Brother Darrell and the Saints at Providence