The Promised Land

March 26, 2007 at 8:52 am (Faith)

Yesterday, we walked in the desert – on our 40 acres of "Promise Land" – that will soon become the campus of Palm Valley Church. It has been a long time coming. Our church is 6 1/2 years old and one of the largest portable churches in North America. We’ve met in a living room (before our time there), a movie theatre and now a high school gym.  Over a year ago God brought 40 acres of land and almost literally dropped it in our laps. It’s been a matter of waiting for the right time to build and it is finally here.

Yesterday about 300 people from the church came to the land for a "Prayer Journey". We walked to where each of the buildings are going to be and prayed for the ministry that would happen and the people who’s lives might be affected.

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The coolest part is the Kid’s Fountain. In the center of the campus will be a kid’s fountain with the water that comes up from the ground that the kids can run around and play in. The kids have been giving money toward it for the last 3 years and have raised thousands of dollars. Years from now our children will be able to bring their kids to the church campus and tell them how faithful God has been to Palm Valley and that they got to be a part of that.

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The kids on the land yesterday each got to put a rock on the pile.

“In the future when your descendants ask their fathers, ‘What do these stones mean? tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ For the LORD your God dried up the Jordan before you until you had crossed over. The LORD your God did to the Jordan just what he had done to the Red Sea when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over. He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the LORD is powerful and so that you might always fear the LORD your God.” Joshua 4:20-24

Noah is already on a race to save up $46 to give before they’re done building (shouldn’t be a problem). It’s so awesome to see them so excited about the church campus and the things that will be there.

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1 Comment

  1. Stacey said,

    That was such an awesome time the other day! We had a blast walking with our kids and talking and praying with them. Even Seth said prayers while we were out there! Our kids are going to see God work in such a big way and that makes me so excited!!

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