Look what God has built
The church family of Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Christiansburg, Virginia has been meeting in two services for some time. The congregation is growing by leaps and bounds, with large families and many little ones on the way! They had outgrown their current facility and wanted space to raise their children and others in the community to walk with Jesus! Baptist Builders were asked to help build a metal building with a basement for classrooms, a kitchen and fellowship hall. The upstairs would be the multipurpose area they needed for worship services, Awana games and Upward basketball.
We said that we could not build a metal building from the ground up (we had never done it before) and we could not, but GOD could! “The builder of all things is God.” Hebrews 3:4
The faith of many Baptist Builders and church members grew as the plan developed. God provided the leaders to guide volunteers, then, He provided the volunteers. A total of 117 volunteers! They came from 7 states and 18 churches arriving over a 5-week period. Some came with the experience to erect a metal building, but others were simply willing to be taught to do the tasks that God called them to do!
Unloading the metal, laying it out and screwing it together—one piece at a time--just as our faith grew one step at a time. Day by day we met in the morning for devotions and prayers thanking God for the work of the day before and asking for strength for another day, it was hard work! He showed us that He was faithful and would indeed provide one day at a time! We were all in awe of the progress! We grew together as brothers and sisters in Christ. We shared our faith with others, always on mission to tell others about Jesus! We experienced God working in a way that we had never known before. We were stretched mentally, physically, and spiritually!
“Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.” Isaiah 41:31325