Baptist Builders - If You Build It, They Will Come
Five loaves and two fish—Jesus provided more than we expected!! John 6:9-14
Only 8 Baptist Builders had signed up to build during the weeks of October 9th and October 16th at Mountain View Baptist Church, Independence, Virginia. After talking with the pastor and the church praying for the work weeks ahead, Jack & Nancy Dunford traveled to Independence not sure how so few would get the job done.
The first day 28 volunteers came to work, day two 26, then 29, 21, 19, 26, 26, 24, 25, 22 and then 20!! A total of 75 different volunteers from 12 churches across two states came to help build the new space the church needed for growth. God provided so many volunteers from several Southwest Virginia churches that had never been involved with Baptist Builders before. The workers were skilled and excited about this project and said “we will come next spring and help with the next church”!
Mountain View Baptist Church has been growing since 1932. Families attend from Virginia and North Carolina. The Family Life Center was under roof upon our arrival and God provided the builders to complete framing two levels of classrooms, a kitchen and four bathrooms with showers.
There were even enough workers and time to begin working on the drywall. They plan to use the multipurpose space for fellowship, worship, Upward Basketball, Awanas and more!460