We are a small parish, and have done our best to plant and water, and now we are watching God cause us to grow.
There is not doubt about it – times are difficult, and we are stretched financially, and spiritually. I am not exactly a Tigger, nor am I am Eyore, but like most people, somewhat in between. Building is hard, since nothing in life stops to let you catch your breath.
Our parish received a huge amount of encouragement this week. We have had an enormous amount of donations come in. We are still raising money, and need to, but we received a large chunk this week. God is providing, in the right time, in the right amounts.
We have also made our needs known for some "church" things, and received word yesterday that a bishops chair and chandelier will be donated.
One thing that building has done (for all of us, but I guess I am talking a little personally here) is made us less of an island. We have friends from literally all over the world now, and, most dear to me, many in the DFW area, in local parishes. We are a part of the community now, with friends who visit us, commune with us, and have helped us. This is incredibly encouraging.
Our monetary donations this week are an incredible $6024.00.
Thank you from a grateful pastor and parish for your friendship, well wishes, prayers and donations. As the pastor, I try every day to be worthy of your trust.