Thank you so much Mililani Baptist Church. There is so much to be thankful for. I wanted to share that we have reached our goal of $125,000 for “Operation Church Beautification.” Praise Jesus! (Yes, I actually said that out loud when I first heard we had reached our goal.) This renovation project enabled us to do the repairs and upgrades that were needed in our church. This was really a united effort from so many who together helped to accomplish this goal. Thank you to everyone for all of your generous support – for your donations, your prayers, and your volunteer help.
One of the larger projects during this renovation was the badly needed reflooring of the entire sanctuary. I remember all the people who came in and sacrificed their time to help with that project. We had volunteers who didn’t even have any flooring experience come because they had a heart to help and were willing to learn and serve in whatever way that was needed. We had other volunteers with immense construction knowledge and expertise that helped orchestrate and accomplish what needed to be done. I saw our church family come together. I was so encouraged by all of it. During this renovation project, there have been so many instances where I just felt so moved by the kindness and generosity of our church family in working together to accomplish this goal.
We reached our goal! Yes, it deserves being said again: Praise Jesus! We must remember to God be the Glory. “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever” (Ps. 118:1, ESV)! God is good; all the time.
Some of you may be wondering what’s next with the renovation now that our goal has been reached.
The final phase is to renovate the children’s classrooms upstairs, the church office, and upgrade the wiring and spotlights in our sanctuary. With the Christmas season approaching, we will conduct the remaining construction-related renovations in January. If you would like to help out with that portion, please contact the church office, and we will provide specific times and dates closer to January.
For those that have pledged to this project, you may be asking, what’s next, now that we’ve reached our goal. First off, thank you for your generous support. We met our goal because of your help. Secondly, there is still more to do. During the course of this renovation project, we have identified additional areas that could be upgraded and repaired within the sanctuary and on the exterior walls of our church. If you feel led, please continue giving your pledged amount, and it will be utilized in these newly identified areas for renovation.
I am so grateful. Especially in this season of Thanksgiving, I am reminded that there is so much to be thankful for. I encourage you to take some time in the midst of what is often a very busy time of year to reflect upon all the many blessings we’ve received. There really is so much to be thankful for. Praise Jesus! Mahalo nui loa, and God bless.