We want to boldly ask God to do things in us and through us in Southwest Winter Haven that are so identifiable as His work alone that we know we could not possibly achieve them in our own wisdom and strength. From day one, a huge part of our vision has been to have a greater, visible presence in our target area, which we believe will enable us to both grow and have a more significant impact for Jesus’ Kingdom and the gospel in our city.
We’ve looked, waited, and prayed for God to open a new door, and we believe He is now doing that in a church building and property in the heart of our target area. (1101 State Road 540, Winter Haven, FL 33880)
After seeking the Lord’s leading, through prayer and confirmation, our leadership decided to make an offer of $385,000, which was accepted by the seller and we currently have a contract on the property. This will require a down payment of approximately $100,000. We have reserves to help attain this goal, but to be healthy the next couple of years we have set a goal to raise $100,000. In order to move forward with the purchase, we need gifts committed by May 21, 2018 and fulfilled by December 31, 2018.
We believe this move is both ambitious, meaning we are looking for God to work, while at the same time reflecting the wisdom of good stewards. Our request is that you join us in prayer, and ask God how you should participate financially. You can give by designating checks to “Building Campaign” or give online by selecting “Building Campaign” from the dropdown menu.
Hebrews 11:8 says, “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.” And so, we set out to “walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had” (Romans 4:12). We may not exactly know where we are going, but we know the good, loving, all-providing God who leads us and will never forsake us.