It’s always good to keep a reminder of God’s Provision, His Faithfulness and Goodness in front of you. Not just as a mental note of what He has done for us but as a Faith builder for what He will continue to do. And it is all done when we come together, as a team, before Him in prayer, in community, and in praise!!
We have never written down the miracles surrounding how we bought our second church property, the one we are currently in. This isn’t the first time we’ve experienced great favour with God and man when it comes to buildings and land. Read how we were able to finish our last property on Charles Street, here. It was all a complete miracle, from purchase to renovations to when we needed to sell it.
In 2010 we knew we were quickly outgrowing that space. The old Region of Waterloo ambulance headquarters we’d converted into a church had served us well for just over 5 years, but the parking and Sunday school rooms were becoming an issue. We knew our time there had come to an end. We tried to purchase other institutionally zoned properties but to no avail. School properties that come up for sale in our area are rare and when they hit the market, developers swoop in and scoop them up quickly.
Even after we experienced a few failed attempts in purchasing a bigger building, we decided to put our place up for sale, believing all the while God would provide. Within a couple weeks we had about a dozen offers for well over the asking price. In the late summer of 2010, we chose to sell to another church, one who would give us time as much as we needed to find a new place to call home. Deep into the fall, we found our new space but we needed to raise a lot more money for the deposit this time around! We prayed for over a month for God to provide our every need. At the very last minute, one day before all the monies had to be in, a local business owner needed a tax break and called us up. They donated $100,000!! Exactly what we needed to seal the deal. That’s God!
February 2011 we moved into the Huron Business Park. Our church purchased a 17,000 sq foot strip mall style office building, in the middle of an industrial park in suburban Kitchener, with plenty of parking!. It’s a space which allows other people, our tenants, to pay our bills for us.
Over the last 10 years, when we’ve needed the funds to finish a major project, God has been there. Every time we have needed to repair something, God has been there. Every time we wanted to pour into another ministry, God has been there. He has taken care of our financial needs since day one, all the way back to our first service on April 11, 1993!
“I am convinced that my God will fully satisfy every need you have, for I have seen the abundant riches of glory revealed to me through Jesus Christ!” Philippians 4:19
He is our liberating King!