Friday, March 1, 2024

No More Dirt In The Church

In early early February I posted about the new construction of the church in Nigeria. This is an existing church that needed a larger sanctuary. It is a branch of Christ Ambassadors Holiness Church.

Before we were there in December they had torn down the old sanctuary and partially built a bigger one. I was blessed to preach in the new church under construction. 

While I was there I determined to try to help them finish the building. I had received the estimate on what it would take to finish and by God’s grace and the help of others, we had the resources to send them the money needed to complete the church. 

Thursday I received an email with videos of the concrete floor being completed. Concrete work is very labor-intensive, but especially in Nigeria where everything is done by hand. I am thrilled to see the floor going in so that they do not have to have church on the dirt floor.

Bro. Shobanke told me they were able to purchase all the supplies for completion of the sanctuary with the money that we sent and that it will be completed as soon as possible. Hallelujah!!!

Bro. Shobanke had mentioned on the phone that  it was his desire for me to travel to Nigeria later this year and dedicate this new sanctuary. He repeated that in the letter I received yesterday by email.

The impossibilities and impracticalities of us going to Nigeria this year loom very large in front of me. There is no way I could go this moment, but I expect to be much better a few months along this journey.

My immediate response is to say I cannot go this year, but if I am honest, there is a little bit of fear speaking right there. We have talked a lot about what would have happened if I would have had a stroke two weeks before I did in Nigeria.

We are definitely going to have to pray that one through and find the Lord‘s will. I do not want to be ruled by fear but I do not want to make a decision based on proving something to myself.

GoodNews Christian School
We still hope to send a good offering toward the construction of the new school building for GoodNews Christian School. We are hoping to send some in early March and then send a matching amount in April, if we are able. 

Can you tell, I am a little bit excited about these projects? Thank you for joining us today.



  1. 🙌🙌🙌 What a beautiful work going on in Nigeria! Will pray with you about your decision. Karen M

    1. Thank you for praying. That means a whole lot of us.👍🏽


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