Please take a moment to read this… It won’t take long.
First of all, many of you know about the parsonage (house owned by the church I now pastor) that we are going to be living in soon. If you don’t know about it, just watch this video entitled “The Parsonage Project.”
Anyway, part of getting any work done on the old house involves finding free manual labor. Well, lo and behold, starting this coming Monday morning World Changers is going to be sending a whole crew of teens and some adults to work next week!
Listen, if you don’t know about World Changers, then click on HERE and HERE (Chattanooga link) to find out more. But this is a HUGE answer to prayer, guys! HUGE! It usually takes a lot of planning to get one of their groups to come out to do a project…but I just got the call THIS WEEK! And they are going to be here MONDAY! They had a project cancel at the last minute, so they called us!
(These kids even paid $280 each to go on one of these trips!)
But here’s the other thing… Simply put, we need money. Look, I’m not asking you to buy this pastor a new G5 private jet. I’m not even asking you to buy me a used car. All I’m asking is that you would prayerfully consider donating to help purchase supplies that will be needed for this crew to fix drywall, do ceiling work, paint, etc. That’s all.
Granted, there’s a lot of work that needs to be done, and some of it can’t be done by this crew – like replacing windows, replacing the old bath, fixing some roofing issues, and HVAC stuff – but they can accomplish a huge amount of labor-intensive, time-consuming work that would make way for other things. They just need money for the material.
The project manager, David Fox, who looked at the whole project this evening, said $1,000 to $1,500 would probably cover all the costs to put a huge dent in all we need done – and that’s because this group can acquire supplies at a big discount. Normally, city funds would help to purchase things for homes they would work on, but this project is outside of the city of Chattanooga, and it’s a church-owned home, so…
Seriously, folks, South Soddy Baptist Church is just a small church with very little funds. Spending $1,500 right now is not even possible. But I honestly believe God has His hand on this and has a plan for this congregation – and my family and me. If you could financially help in any way at all, you can either mail a check OR click on my generic PayPal Donation button here on the blog (and indicate what the money is for).
If you would like other contact info, just email me at PastorACBaker@yahoo.com. or call me at 423-645-8884.
The mailing address is: South Soddy Baptist Church, 11055 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379.
ALL donations are tax-deductible.