Most long term readers here know that we have a soft spot for churches that are just getting started. We need to spread the Gospel message far and wide and planting churches where there are no or very few conservative Pentecostal churches is a great way to do it.
We have tried diligently to bolster new church efforts physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually. It is always very satisfying to see them leap out of the nest and soar by winning souls, training converts and going forward in ministry.
I love to proclaim the triumphs of these churches when God visits them and helps them. I received a great report from Pastor James McCoy in Castle Rock, Colorado last week concerning their desperate need for a building in a super expensive real estate market. I think he sums it up best in his own words.
Pastor McCoy gave me permission to post the following below. I hope you enjoy reading what the Lord has done for this congregation and join us in praising God for them!
“the way I’d like to work it is, what can you afford? And as you grow, it could increase”. I then said I’ll pray about it. I asked the church to pray and fast to ensure we know this is God and that we respond correctly. With Gods Hand all over this, I talked to God and a few close preacher friends and then scheduled lunch with the guy. I looked the guy in the eye and said that we could only afford a few hundred a month. The guy said “great, when can you start?”