Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ike Update - NUMBER 3

The Good news is:

* Not one person in our church or immediate family lost a loved one. Thank you Jesus!
* The clean up is in full swing
* We had church Sunday in our parking lot and our Celebration Family is amazing!
* 2/3rds of our families are back to work
* 60 % of our town has power
* our water is drinkable now
* we are and will continue to help our church familes in every way we possibly can

Our Church Situation this week is:

* Waiting to see if our building can actually be repaired and making sure the structure was not compromised. We are leasing the space and this is the responsibilty of the owner. Initiative in process
* The internal structure that Celebration actually built out is ruined. If insurance company pays what is outlined in the policy we can rebuild our internal structure/ we are waiting on our land lord's report.
* Our adjuster will be @ our building site with in a couple days to confirm our loss and what they will actually pay! We will disclose that amoaunt once we know.
* We are looking for a temporary place to meet and have church.... we have not confirmed anything as of today.

We believe that God has a building that we will be able to purchase! It is God's desire and will for Celebration of Life to own our building and quit leasing.

Last but not least we continue to help the poor and the needy in our city. Our church gave away food and supplies Sunday Morning! What a joy! .... Celebration feeds the poor on a weekly basis.

Today we went to the Red Cross Shelter to offer help and assistance as well. Our church will be helpling provide a weeks worth of milk, fruit and juice for over a 100 people in one of our Baytown Red Cross Shelters. Wednesday the 23rd we will visit the other Red Cross Shelter to see if we can help them as well.

Make donations payable to: Celebration of Life and send to:
C/O
David Childress
1002 Meandering Way
Franklin, Tennesee 37067

Thank you so much for all the prayers and support. And thanks to everyone that's given so far. You're amazing! May God bless your sacrifice.

-jack and the leeland boys

8 comments:

Sarah said...

God is good! I remember about 5 years ago, my church, being a couple years old decided to purchase a house to hold bible studies, youth group and eventually church sevices in a large barn like structure on the property. All the papers went through and three days after purchasing it, we looked out on the horizon one afternoon to see smoke rising from the location of our new purchase.

Long story short, our "barn" burned to the ground. Recently our church had to go to trial with the insurance company and they paid almost nothing towards the loss. Our church is continually trusting God to provide a building in His timing!

I pray God would grant your church favor with the insurance company and the re-building process.

Praying as always!

Sarah

GcbGirl said...

It's good to hear that no one was lost or hurt in the storm! You guys are so awesome for doing all that you are for the poor.. amazing job guys!!! Go Bless you all and your friends and family in all that you do....

-Makayla

skout said...

Hallelujah!
GOD IS AMAZING!
i am sooooooo happy for you guys!
i will tell my friends!
Praise GOD!
and thats great about the church.
i believe that it will only be minor repairs needed!
it'll be back in the swing of things soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Laura B. said...

I am praying for you and yours and hope everything goes well. It's good that your relationship with our Lord seems to be stronger when more than one person would weaken when faced with such circumstances. May God be with you and yours.

taissa said...

GOd bless you guys on this amazing job. I'll be praying for you. =] And surely God has a perfect building for you, He has the pleasure to give blesses to the ones that loves and worships Him. May God be in your hearts!

Gracie Pooh said...

I'm glad it's getting better down there! Oh and you just got tagged! Check out my blog for the rules!

Alley said...

Oh goodness, thats great.

Jasmine said...

Wow God protected you guys amazingly! I'm praying that God will provide the means to get your church up and running again.

I'm SOOOOOOO excited to see you guys at the Harvest crusade tonight!! See you in 8 hours YAY!!!

<3 <3 Jasmine