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Ministry Building Flooded! URGENT
On Monday, January 2, 2017, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Tyler and a friend entered the Shep- herd’s Call Ministry building for a quick tour and stepped into standing water! The building was ooded! Ty- ler ran into our home calling for me, “Dad! The ministry building is ooded! It’s really bad.”
My heart skipped a beat. Sure enough we discovered that the water supply line that feeds the toilet had broken. A $5 plastic part caused $14,000 of damage!
“Stop and take a deep breath and give this to God right now or you are going to spiral downward,” I said to myself.
After that prayer, and through the night, I continued to surrender so that God had my heart. By God’s grace I would not let the devil or self play with my thoughts or emotions. God would see us through.
I had closed the ministry at 3:00 p.m. on Friday in preparation for the Sabbath. I had planned on going to work early Monday morning; instead, I decided to take the New Year’s vacation day and be with my family. The break happened sometime between Friday afternoon and Monday evening. The extent of the flooding made it obvious the water had been owing for a consider- able amount of time. Hundreds of gallons were extracted.
I trust that God will not give us more than we can handle. He has promised, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1Corinthians 10:13).
God allowed the trial to come and will make a way for us to escape. The way to escape is through Christ. He will carry us through these hard times. I have learned that when we do not lean on God and allow Him to bear the trial, we then carry the burden ourselves and become discour- aged, overwhelmed, and even depressed under the weight of it. Gratefully, when we truly give the burden over to God for Him to carry, He is able because He is bigger than any problem in our lives, on this earth, and in the universe. Once the burden rests on His wide shoulders, then He can lead us through the trial to the solution. ripped out. A total loss.
Unfortunately, we have not been able to acquire insurance on the building! We were dropped by the company we had previously because it deter- mined that the ministry is more of a commercial building without commercial re suppression. Since we have too much expensive production gear, they will not assume the risk.
I cling to this promise, “The Father’s presence encircled Christ, and nothing befell Him but that which in nite love permitted for the blessing of the world. Here was His source of comfort, and it is for us. He who is imbued with the Spirit of Christ abides in Christ. The blow that is aimed at him falls upon the Saviour, who surrounds him with His presence. Whatever comes to him comes from Christ. He has no need to resist evil, for Christ is his defense. Nothing can touch him except by our Lord’s permission, and “all things” that are permitted “work together for good to them that love God.” Romans 8:28. (Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, 71, emphasis added)
Wow, whatever comes to us comes from Christ. Furthermore, only He can see us through with grace and our surrender.
The flood could have been much worse. God protected the production equipment, and so far it looks as though the gear is okay. Thank you Lord!
We have started to rebuild and need help to finish the repairs.
Repair Total: $14,000
Given: $5,320.00! Wow, praise God!
Video Editing Suite Remodel
$2,800Due to our rapidly expanding media ministry, we are building a dedicated video editing suite.
Funds are needed for:
- General construction/remodel ($2,000)
- Carpet ($800)
Hymns of Submission Music CD
THIS PROJECT IS ON HOLD DUE TO CHRISTIAN’S VOCAL PROBLEMS.
Please pray that the Lord will lead in the healing of Christian’s voice. We know God is able! “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 We trust that God will bring Christian through is fiery trial better than he was before. Trials are God’s workmen to refine and better equip us for selfless service.
Half way through the production process Christian lost his voice. But, the good news is that we are at least half way through! LOL The songs have been chosen, the arrangements have been written, the piano and orchestra have all been recorded.
We are praying that later this year Christian will be able to record the vocals. Then, photos and artwork will follow, back to 3ABN to mix the songs, after the mix then off to mastering. The final step will be replication.
This long anticipated CD will surely become a favorite to listeners who want to take a deep breath, relax and commune with God through the Holy Spirit.