This picture was taken on September 24, 2018 – the day the building project for the new counseling building began. This was how the electricity, water and fiber optic cable were brought, by burrowing under the parking lot 430 feet, to the site of the new building. It was a first, “baby-step,” and the promise of better things to come. It was an exciting prospect for the counseling team!
Along the way, we had some very un-cooperative weather, and things were slowed down considerably. Our God is good and faithful – and we have never forgotten that this is, after all, His ministry! So it made sense to us that he is – and always has been – in control of it all!
. . .And, in no time (well, actually six months), we had a beautiful new building and began to plan our move to the new facility, to continue the work God has placed before us! But is that all there was to it? Of course not! — Along the way, there were many turns that this project took – and God was with us every step of the way. . . Encouraging and faithful, continuing to provide hope when things didn’t go as planned. This next picture was taken on November 23, 2018, as the frame for the foundation was built – and once more, we were blessed as we waited on God to bring our dream to completion – and we learned to trust.
Then the details of all that God had planned began to come to fruition – and A Future and a Hope Ministries’ new home was open for a tour on “Celebration Sunday” with the counseling team on-hand to welcome our family of faith to see what God is building for His ministry of ‘Hope and Healing’ at Windwood Church.
The first ‘tour’ of the new building, (though not quite complete), on Celebration Sunday, occurred on March 24th. We were blessed to have many of the Windwood family come and offer their love and warmth to further bless and encourage the counseling team and all who will come, seeking healing and the wholeness of life God has planned for His people.
And as we wait for the day of our move-in, which is now scheduled for April 1st, we continue to trust in God’s love and provision. . .And isn’t that what we are called to do in all areas of our lives?
Psalm 31:14, reminds us of the answer to that question. It says, “But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.””
As we wait in grateful anticipation of what God will do, we are blessed to know and trust that He walks with us and strengthens us to walk alongside Him and His people. We are blessed to be instruments in His hands – and grateful to each one of you for answering God’s call to join Him, along with us, in His work.