Here's A QUICK LOOK BACK at what God enabled us to do in just 16 months:
NEW BUILDING NEWS ARCHIVES:
AUGUST, 2012 - All praise and glory to God. Not only was the new building built by prayer, but the entire move from old to new progressed without a hitch, surely on wings of prayer. So many strong and able bodies came to help, the move was way ahead of schedule by Thursday, August 2nd. The momentum continued strong as young and old cleaned, unpacked, organized and beautified every square foot of the new building in preparation for our glorious first service, Sunday, August 5, 2012. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PHOTOS.
And what a tribute to God's great grace our first service was! The church was full of delighted worshippers, the acoustics were perfect, and Pastor's Gospel presentation was anointed, Spirit-filled, and full of love and power.
We give all the praise and glory and thanks to God our Father, to Jesus Christ our Savior, and to the Holy Spirit who guided our steps and brought so many willing and skillful people with such a spirit of cooperation, unity, and sheer joy throughout the move. Much thanks to everyone, everywhere, who prayed and made it all happen! Amen!
JULY, 2012 - MOVING SCHEDULE:
Monday, July 23rd - Saturday, July 28th - Preparations being made at the old building for tenting Monday, July 30 - help needed all week.
Thursday, July 26th - Cement being poured for the new driveway - please pray for good weather so it sets up for next week's move.
ANYONE GOING UP TO THE NEW CHURCH MUST PARK OUTSIDE AND WALK UP - NOT ON DRIVEWAY, PLEASE.
Saturday, July 28th - Work Day at the New Building. Sunday, July 29th - Last Puna Baptist Church Worship Service in the old building. Bring your most cherished memories to share.
Tuesday, July 31st - Tent comes off old building.
Wednesday, August 1st - Saturday August 4th - Moving from the old church to the new church. Everyone please come help - bring strong bodies and big trucks :).
Sunday, August 5th - FIRST EVER WORSHIP SERVICE AT THE NEW PUNA BAPTIST CHURCH!
Invite everyone you know to come and share this great miracle with us. We thank You and praise You, Lord God Almighty!
May You always be honored and glorified in and through Puna Baptist Church.
June, 2012 - Glory to God, Tom Nelson reports all corrections are completed and another Final Building Inspection is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12! Please keep praying and thanking God for this great opportunity to honor and glorify Him with our utmost for His highest. Pray we pass this inspection with flying colors so preparation can begin for the Dedication.
JUNE 12, 2012 - GLORY TO GOD, THE NEW PUNA BAPTIST CHURCH PASSED ITS FINAL BUILDING INSPECTION TODAY!
May, 2012 - Praise God, Fire Department Inspection passed with flying colors. Final Building Inspection went well on May 7, 2012, with only a few easily doable fixes noted. We'll keep you posted. Please keep praying and thanking God for His perfect timing in dedicating and opening our new building, and especially for opening the hearts of all the people in Puna who will come and be saved!
April, 2012 - Electrical Inspection pending this week - just waiting on the boat to arrive with the new battery for the fire alarm system - when electrical passes the Building Inspection will be the final hurdle - keep praying & keep thanking God for this amazing miracle - the slab was poured for the foundation in April of last year!
March, 2012 - Please keep praying for the final electric and building inspections to be completed and passed soon. We are ready to proceed to the next stage - waiting patiently on You, Lord!
February, 2012 - Please continue to be in prayer for the completion of the building project; for safety of all workers; and for all building and grounds inspections to pass with flying colors.
Much thought and preparation, delegation and commitment will be needed to complete this final phase of our move to the new building. Many things will need to be considered and implemented, and many strong arms will be needed. Thank God for all He has provided and for all He has planned to bless the Puna District and further His Kingdom through us.
Questions, concerns and suggestions regarding the move to the new building are welcomed. Please give them in writing to Joe Daniels or Pastor Alan. Mahalo and may God richly bless you as you pray and seek His will for the new Puna Baptist Church.
February 18, 2012, Praise God! Construction complete, parking lot passed inspection - permit issued!
First Big Clean-up: All floors swept and mopped, windows washed, kitchen unit scrubbed. Mahalo and God bless to all who have taken part in this amazing adventure in God. Please keep praying for final building and electrical inspections to pass with flying colors, and for wisdom, guidance and provision for moving in and dedicating the New Puna Baptist Church.