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Miracle!!!

November 27, 2009
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I am sure that some of you may already know this, but the story that I am about to tell you is amazing every time I think of it!

A few months ago  a church that is down the block from our church had to close its doors. I am sure that it was sad for the congregation that had met there for 146 years. They had one last service and locked up the doors. A few weeks before that happened the churches leadership came to us and told us that they would be selling the building and that they wanted us to have first bid if we wanted it.

Our church is not a large church by any means, but we are out growing the space that we have now, so for this to come up was  really cool. Before we could put an offer in there were a few things that the other church had to do… things like get it appraised, and all kinds of legal things.

They came back to us and told us what they were going to put it on the market for. It was appraised at over 1 million dollars! They wanted $350 thousand. The building is basically in perfect shape. There has been many upgrades in the past several years and is basically move in ready. The building also includes a small school with a lot of classrooms.

We looked at our finances, prayed, fasted and came up with our offer. Without being insulting to the other church we offered $150 thousand. Needless to say they rejected our offer.

A little more than a week ago the church came back to us… they accepted our offer! We were able to buy a new building, more than double our space and remain debt free!

It’s a miracle… spread the word! I will write more later!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 27, 2009 4:52 pm

    Ben….dude…………….. THE UNIVERSE!
    What did we expect?

  2. November 27, 2009 5:35 pm

    Dude. That is a miracle. I’m happy for you guys.

  3. Benjamin Davis permalink*
    November 28, 2009 4:13 am

    Chris thanks for the comment! I am pumped about what is going on.

    Jim… welcome to the blog brother. Nice to see you leaving comments over here and not on FB. Thanks for reading.

  4. November 28, 2009 4:27 am

    very nice. you gotta leave that altar alone, that thing is epic!

  5. Benjamin Davis permalink*
    November 28, 2009 9:28 am

    Ha! Aaron isn’t that true.

    http://www.firstlutheranpitt.org/

    You can read about the closing and how the buildings have been decommissioned and the items representing God’s presence have been taken down.

    I hope we leave as much in tact as possible to an extent. I am a fan of the “old school”, if you know what I mean.

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