Imagine for a moment that while we are worshiping in the sanctuary, our children are having Sunday School in the balcony. What would that be like? Well, that is what the Brethren in Medellin are doing because they don’t have any other space for their children’s ministries. For the past five years they have been praying that the Lord would open the opportunity for them to purchase the building next door to the church, but the owner refused to sell to them believing he could make more money from another buyer. The church continued to pray, and during that time they were also collecting money for whatever God had in mind. Last summer the man decided nothing else was opening up, so he said he would sell the building to the Medellin Brethren, but their bank will not give them a loan until they can come up with $12,000 for the down payment. They have saved more than half of that, and with our help they can reach that goal by “Fall” (April).
The W.M.S. would like to raise $1,000 this month to help them, and we are asking you to partner with us in two different ways. 1) You can pick up a pill bottle at church and fill it with “CASH for Colombia”. Filled with quarters would be $10 or more, or filled with bills would be even better. 2) We will also sponsor the Third Sunday Luncheon on February 16th, and invite you to join us for a Summer Picnic (it’s summer in Colombia). The menu will include cold meat sandwiches, chips, carrot & celery sticks, an apple or orange, cookies and lemonade. We will start serving at 10:30 for those attending first service. Please join us and be a blessing to the Brethren in Colombia.