Loan Request – Approved
Thursday we received official word from the WELS Church Extension Fund (CEF) that our loan request was approved for the total amount we requested. This is big news that means our building project can move forward as planned without needing to reduce the size of the building or make significant changes to the scope or timeline of our project. For this I am led to say with the Psalmist, “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever!”(Psalm 118:1). So a big thank you #1 to God but then also to those of you who have helped so diligently in the planning process and all of you who have given or pledged so generously to make our ministry center dream a reality!
Amended Site Plan – Approved
But that’s not all. On Thursday evening we received more big news. After asking us to make a few more tweaks mainly to our parking lot, water retention pond, and grading plan so as not to disturb anything inside the drip line of the mature woodlands, the Franklin Plan Commission approved our amended site plan Thursday evening. This means that we can literally begin site work next week in preparation for the Builders for Christ to arrive on site at the end of May. After so much effort and so many meetings, this seems a bit surreal to me to think that over the next couple weeks our site will begin undergoing the transformation that will turn it into our permanent church home by year end. Stay tuned for info about a formal groundbreaking ceremony in May.
Help Feed Builders for Christ
Also, stay tuned for more information about how you can help feed the Builders for Christ who will be with us this summer. Check out this week’s worship folder for more info.