Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
We bless you from the house of the Lord.
The Lord is God,
and he has made his light to shine upon us.
Bind the festal sacrifice with cords,
up to the horns of the altar!
You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God; I will extol you.
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!
In August of 2015, we celebrated the completion of our Center with a HUGE dedication party!! We spent months and months finishing construction and preparing for the dedication. The day finally arrived when we would give God all the praise, glory and credit for the incredible gift He placed in our hands!!
As the hour drew upon us, the line of people waiting to enter the property was literally down the road. We were immediately struck with awe and humbleness as to the amount of people that had come to celebrate alongside us. We served everyone that waited in line. While people ate, we showed a video of our time so far in Cristo Rey. From the first day we ever visited to the day before the dedication. What an incredible site to see huge smiles across everyone’s faces as they picked themselves out in the video.
We had an incredible privilege to have our Nicaraguan church, Elevate, come out and celebrate with us. We personally want to thank Pastor Dave and Claudia for investing their time to minister to the people of Cristo Rey, dedicate our building and anoint us and our staff with oil. Thank you for praying over us and for your incredible words and vision that you shared! We are blessed beyond words to have you all in our lives.
We also want to thank the generous donor who paid for the building to be completed. What an incredible gift and we pray that God will continue to pour His blessing upon you. Thank you to our home church, Keystone, for laying that first brick ever on our property. Thank you for the prayers that surround our property. Thank you for the years of helping us build when thing needed to be built. Thank you for constantly moving rocks from one place to another. Thank you to Antioch Baptist Church who helped us “break ground” on our new center. Over the years, Antioch has laid brick after brick to get our buildings up. Thank you for your constant support and your hard work!! Thank you to all the individuals who gave towards the furnishing of our state of the art kitchen! Because of you, we have a beautiful and very functional kitchen!!!! Thank you to Calvary Baptist Church, who purchased all of our chairs for us! This is a huge blessing. We no longer have to carry 100 chairs back and forth from our center to the pulperia! To everyone else who prayed, donated or helped in anyway, we give you are thanks!!
As we stood and worshipped our Lord in song, dance and words (Spanish and English), we again were humbled and we give all praise to Him who has called us here to be a light, his hands, feet and mouth. Thank you Father for entrusting us with this calling on our lives! May we continue to keep the doors open at the Center for all those who need a place to rest their weary feet! May you continue to provide the food (nutritionally and spiritually) and may all who enter this place see YOU!!
Here are two videos: 1) The Building Project and 2) The Dedication Video
The Building Project:
The Dedication Video: