A Changing Church


When we arrived in Honduras to start a church, God guided us to the house where we are now. The area that we now use as our church was a run down school yard. It was very dirty and an old tin roof stretched out over the yard.
In the following months our landlord began constructing a small apartment above our "yard". They installed a beautiful roof, lights, and painted the whole inside without charging us a dime!




Here is our church when the construction was finished. What a blessing from the Lord.
About two or so weeks ago I presented a project to our people. I was looking for ways to involve the people. Something that saint and sinner could participate in, so I presented the idea of raising funds to decorate our church. Everybody agreed and so this past Saturday we held a garage sale to raise funds. I wanted to teach the church not to be dependent upon the missionaries to provide everything, I want them to work for the needs of their church without expecting us to pay out the money.



One of the ladies who has started attending our church is an interior decorator. She is very well known. She has decorated the congress, several presidencial houses as well as many houses for the rich and famous. She was in the service when I presented this project to the church, I think it was her very first service. I had no idea she was an interior decorator. When she heard about our project she said she would be willing to donate and make the curtains and decorations for the church, but she wanted it to be a secret to the other people who attend our services. This past Tuesday she and her brothers (who also attend the church) came to install the curtains, carpet, and decorations. They did an excellent job. With some of the money we made at the garage sale we were able to buy bricks to make a platform and better lighting. Everybody was so shocked when they saw the new decorations last night in our service. Praise God for this answer to prayer!!! God is working!!!!!!













































14 comments:

Joe and Jeanne said...

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL....
I love it...
what a great job everyone did....

joelbyer said...

Looks great! Glad to see God working in your lives.
Keep up the great work!
Joel Byer

Praise God! Praise God! Praise God! what else can I say??? I needed to see this. What a blessing!Thank you Lord. God is so Good. It is absolutely beautiful. I can feel Gods Presence through these photos.

Totally awesome!..and beautiful, too!!!!

lizzie said...

That is completely awesome!!

lizzie said...

Whoa!! check out that guys veins!!!

Jason said...

This is just amazing! Very beautiful!

Scott said...

How exciting. It looks great!

EJ said...

Oh how exciting! It looks great, like a real church now!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. I cannot believe it is this same place. Dont think we could hang up our soccer balls and footballs in this church:)

Looks great guys..

Libby

Roger Ortiz said...

magnifico, exelente trabajo.
Dios les esta respaldando es prueba que Dios los mando a este lugar.

Eric and Hannah, that is so awesome! It is a very pretty church. God always provides!

That's amazing! When we got to the last pic Greg and I we're both like, "Wow."

Joanna said...

Your church is so inviting, only God knows what it will bring for you and your family. It looks really great! Keep up the amazing work!