Getting Over The Slump

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October Prayer letter

Dear Pastor and Fellow Helpers,

Great news! Our plans have been approved and all the drawings and documentation are in hand. We are now free to continue with the construction of our building. I feel like I’ve died and gone to heaven, but, of course, I’m glad to be here carrying on with the work.

Here is what we need you to pray for:

  • The money. We have approximately four fifths of what we need to complete the work. We thank the Lord for this but are prayerfully considering ways to fill the gap. One of the things we will do is ask for material donations. Pray for open hearts and surplus supplies.
  • Safety. The next phase involves building retaining walls to hold up steep banks on two different sides. It can be dangerous. Please pray.
  • Timing. We are in the planning stage at the moment and there are many things to consider. Restarting now, before the builders’ December-January break, which can happen no sooner than 15 October, may cost more than it will save. We need wisdom to get the timing right.
  • Outreach. Our building is so prominent people will easily notice the restart of construction. We’ve already gotten the attention of many in the area and that will only increase. We need wisdom to build on this momentum effectively.

Obviously, these are exciting times but I must admit there have been a few “valley” moments getting here. No one likes being in the valley but it does happen occasionally so learning how to find encouragement in the Lord is an essential skill to learn. My encouragement came from looking at the following drawing and reminding myself that God is the One who opened this door.

Church Side View

Thank you for praying and for your faithful support. Without you we couldn’t be here.

Serving this side,
Ennis and Becky Pepper

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