The moment Brookhaven Church has been praying for, believing for and waiting for over the last 3.5 years has happened! We were approved for a construction loan this morning! We will now be able to move forward and soon be able to break ground on our new facility! Praise be to God!
I want to thank the Lord for His goodness to our church. Without question, His generosity toward our church over the last few months has made this happen. For two and a half years we kept running into closed doors as we tried to get a loan. We now see that God's closed those doors to protect us from building on the wrong property. One year ago this month we put down the earnest money on our new property. We closed on our new 6.5 acres at the end of December. We then closed on the sale of the original 8 acres we owned at the end of February. Since last November the Lord has provided for us about $500,000 above our normal budget giving through our Momentum Campaign and the extraordinary generosity of our people. We even had a former member give us $100,000 just a few weeks ago. Praise be to the Lord!
Now we will go to the architect and finish the plans. It will take a couple of months to get the construction plans, finalize the loan, get the permits and then start construction. We will begin work immediately on those things. Pray that the Lord will give us favor in all these matters and that we will be able to begin construction soon on the new facility that God will use to impact this city for Christ.
If you can't tell, I'm very excited! I am so grateful to the Lord and to you all. You have been so faithful and so patient and so encouraging to me and our staff. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love you so much and I am so honored to be your pastor.