A Better “Buzz” Going On Around Town
The congregation I belong to has helped to support a new and growing congregation in Michigan a few times over the last couple of years. One of the obstacles that the Rogers City Church of Christ has overcome since then is the lack of funds to purchase/build a new building for the congregation to meet in. They had several setbacks in a row with the bank when another, and completely unexpected, door was opened for them.
They had an opportunity to purchase a building that previously housed…wait for it…a bar! This opportunity presented a chance to get an already existing and larger building than previously thought of, and the interesting thing about this opportunity was that the congregation had the chance to get the building for roughly 25% of its estimated value; not to mention at a lower cost than the new building would have required if memory serves me correctly. After much prayer and deliberation about the opportunity the congregation decided to leap.
So, if you ever visit Rogers City, Michigan you will find that there is a better “buzz” going on around town since the local bar has been revamped into the local church house of the only congregation of the Lord’s church in their county.
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE IT!
“Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;” (Ephesians 5:17-18- KJV)