God in His Glory and Blessings has provided a way for us to expand to new space at a much better cost than we originally planned. These are some photos of the buildings that we are working to bring to the Church. They will fit our needs and will be a wonderful blessing when completed. Keep all of this in your prayers and at the same time give God great glory for providing for us in such a wonderful way to have more space for His work.
The survey has been completed and we are awaiting the results. Once we become aware of the codes and regulations that we will need to adhere to we can begin the process of bringing these wonderful additions to the campus of Pleasant Springs.
Each say that passed brings us close to receiving God's gift of these buildings. We have a tentative layout on the grounds that the Building Committee will discuss at the next meeting on Sunday, April 15th. This will be more of a fine tuning as to where it is believed the buildings location will best serve God and His followers on this hill that is called Pleasant Springs. Stay in prayer that His Spirit will be the guide to all that we need.
We have, by a vote of the congregation, elected to remove the Covered Pavilion on the west side of the Chruch Property. By doing that, we are able to align all four of the new buildings, side by side, on the west side of the exiting building. This will be much better for electrical, plumbing, sidewalks, etc. We have already submitted this to the engineer and the changes have been approved. The pavilion has already been removed and the land has be graded to an extent. The time is getting closer to when we will actually see the buildings in place. To God be all Honor and Glory!
We are still, as of 6/1, still waiting for all things to go through the City of Huntsville to get the "Go Ahead" to move the buildings to the property. Keep all this in your prayers. God will prevail.
As of 6/24/2018 the City Council of Huntsville has not made a decision concerning the moving of the buildings. As far as we know it has not appeared on the docket for discussion. We have contacted our City Councilman but have yet to hear from him. Please continue your prayers that God's will be fulfilled in this matter and that our leading is His leading.
By God's Holy Grace, the buildings are now getting ready to be moved and brought to the "Hill" known as Pleasant Springs Baptist Church. You can see below that one is already on the frame and is ready to roll out. Work was done today, Wednesday, 8/29, to clear away limbs and shrubs that were in the way of the buildings. All things occur in the right time according to the will of God. We have waited, not always patiently like waiting for Christmas, but the wait is almost at an end. Soon the blessing of the new building will be a reality.
Remember to give Thanks for this but continue to pray for what is yet to be.
Well, timing is something that we are not always ready to accept because it didn't fit our plans and dreams. Well, the placement of the new buildings is one of those times. We had the first foundations dug and the City of Huntsville dropped by and asked why were we digging the foundations in the manner that we were. We explained that we understood the plans stated that we could. Well, that wasn't exactly accurate. All work had to be stopped until everything could be submitted once again to the engineers and the City. That has been done and we are awaiting for the final approval again.
God's timing is not always understood but is always the best. We have to, in faith, believe that this is the case now. We keep striving toward the mark that God would have us to obtain. In testing and trials we can get stronger for what lies ahead. Experience shows that to be true.
One day, hopefully soon, the building will be in place and all the waiting will be forgotten within the excitement of transforming the buildings to how God leads us to use them. Weeping lasts but a night for joy comes in the morning and sunrise is not far off.