Yesterday our church took the final offering for our "All 4 One" campaign. Early this year we agreed that we needed to buy two lots that surrounded our current property. We set a goal to raise 215 thousand dollars to purchase the property rather than mortgage it.
Over the last three years the ministry has grown and we have had to change from the traditional schedule of Sunday school followed by the Worship service. We have made the transition in steps; first, we added an early Worship service. This fall we changed the schedule once again, and went to two worship services with Sunday schools operating simultaneously. We have found the axiom to be true, "The greatest cause of stress is change!"
Last night we had a Thanksgiving Celebration Supper. We knew that we needed to raise 65 thousand with this last offering to reach the goal. After we listened to testimonies of thanks for God's goodness I announced the final total -- $215, 537. 36!
To God be the glory!