|GSCC Building Dedicated|
|Monday, 09 February 2009 09:38|
On January 28, 2009, a GSCC congregation in Andhra Pradesh dedicated their permanent church building.
The church building has been built almost entirely from sacrificial offerings made by the church members.
This GSCC is led by Pastor Daniel and has 50 congregation members. Pastor Daniel has been working in the area for the past seven years. Under his faithful leadership, the church has experienced growth and spiritual maturity.
The need for a church building was felt when the strength of the church grew creating lack of space and convenience for the church members. Finally Pastor Daniel offered the small piece of land that he owned for the construction of the church building. Everyone willingly made contributions towards the construction of the church building and by January 2009, the church building was ready.
The freshly painted new church building holds up to 200 people. For the church dedication service, the entire room was packed to capacity; church leaders feel they will soon have to consider extending the building’s grounds.
The church dedication service was encouraging and awe-inspiring as church members took turns to share their personal life-changing experiences. Many of them have faced persecution both within their own homes and from their communities, but they are unwilling to recant their new faith. This is most evident in their sacrificial giving towards the construction of the church building.
The church members look forward to worshipping the Living God together in this new church building every Sunday.
Pastor Manpreet works in Haryana. He learned about God from his school friends. After completing school, he worked with a local pastor and was inspired to serve God. He joined GSCC in 2006 and works work diligently to spiritually enrich and empower the people of his community.