Progress of Church
Construction of Church building and Seminary
We started by faith last December 2011 with what we have. The amount that we have raised from the contribution of the brethren is so little compared to the project that we need to build. However, we have faith in the BIG GOD, and final start of the construction was actually January 2012. Construction ended about beginning of May 2012 due to lack of budget, and this is just what we built as shown in the picture. We need your prayers for God's provision.
When you help build the Lord's church
For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. (1Co 3:9)
God gave every believer gifts and abilities to minister in building the Lord's church. (See Eph.4:7-12)
When we work for the Lord and build up the Lord's church, we must think of quality works, quality materials.
( 1 Cor.3:11-15).
When we don't think of quality, that is soundness of doctrines and biblical practices, we will lose rewards (I Cor.3: 15).
Since God has given us gifts and abilities, we must think of helping build the Lord's church.
Think of what GIFT OR ABILITY do you have that would contribute in building the Lord's church.
When you help build the Lord's church, you will be blessed and encouraged.
"The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself". (Pro 11:25)
"And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday: And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not." (Isa 58:10-11)
When you help build the Lord's church, you gain experience and expertise in building others.
"According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon". (1Co 3:10)
When you help build the Lord's church in a biblical way, you will be rewarded.
"For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire". (1Co 3:11-15)
When you help build the Lord's church, you will be happy and joyful as many souls will be brought to the Lord.
"They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him". (Psa 126:5-6)
When we think of our lives, we are going to leave this world. When we leave, we will carry nothing out.
"For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out". (1 Tim 6:7)
The only things that we can carry are the things that we do for the Lord.
There is a saying, "Only one life t'will soon be past but only what's done for Christ will last".
Be a blessing, minister according to your God-given abilities...
The work of church planting and building is a hard work, but it is challenging.
God blesses us to be a blessing!!!