Last week pastoral intern Josh Greiner and I met with an interior designer, Carrie, from KJG Architecture. On the schematic of Faith West, she began to show us precisely what pieces of furniture would go in the student lounge and study rooms. Carrie had done a great job at “concreting” the vision that we had verbally articulated (and all within the budget).
As I saw these elements being put in place, it struck me, “this is really happening”. As Carrie finalized the interior design, I began to concretize in my head how relationships could be initiated and built here in this space, maybe over a white chocolate mocha. I could visualize now a precise intimate setting where a conversation with a student about God would take place. Josh and I remarked to each other after the meeting how excited we were about Faith West. The Faith family has prayed and worked to help a ministry dream become a reality, and it is materializing in front of our eyes. Praise the Lord!
Now is the Time to Continue in Fervent Prayer
Much hard work has been accomplished. But think for a minute what lies ahead—the securing of the appropriate financing, the creation and approval of construction documents, the construction of Faith West, and the creation of all the programming of Faith West; all to be ready on opening day in August 2013. We have an exciting 15 months ahead of us. Will you double up your efforts to fervently pray for Faith West and the future ministry that happens? If you would like to be included on a monthly newsletter that lists prayer requests for Faith West, please email me and let me know.
Now is the Time to Come Together
At certain pivotal moments in Israel’s history, God’s people came together as a body to accomplish His will. For example, during the construction of the tabernacle in Exodus, God enlisted the aid of all of Israel to contribute what they could—time, talent, and treasure. These moments in time were unifying to God’s people, and God’s presence was clearly evident. It will be the same for us as “Faith” pulls together in order to complete Faith West. Be prepared when your pastoral leadership asks all of Faith to help over the next year, to contribute time and talent in some way (the Faith family is already doing such a great job at the treasure part of contributing, thank you). If you want to take the initiative now to drop your name in the pool of volunteer human resources, please email either me or Josh Greiner.
Now is the Time to Spread the Word
Yesterday I was chatting with a high school junior who indicated that he and a group of friends wanted to live at Faith West when he attends Purdue in 2013. I was excited that he knew about the plans and that we may have the opportunity to serve this student. While official brochures and information will be coming out in the fall, it is not too early to begin spreading the word to interested students who desire to live at Faith West in August 2013. Have those potential students contact either me or Josh Greiner. Thank you Faith family and let the excitement build!