Melissa and I are excited to bring you this one year anniversary update for the Beyond Boundaries Project. It was just one year ago today that we closed on our 34 acre property in Yorkville, soon to be the home of Restore Church. Since that time, by God’s grace and the financial support of friends like you, we have been making great progress and plan to move to our new church home soon.
Our building construction is getting close to completion. All of our heating and cooling units are now up and running, painting has begun and flooring is currently being installed. The exterior windows and commercial glass doors are going in this week, followed by the siding and new roof. Things have really come a long way since we started the building renovations in May.
In regards to our official launch date, we will not be launching on September 30 as we had originally planned. There were 2 more permits that we needed to have prior to the start of our excavation and obtaining them has taken much longer than originally expected. As a result, our launch date has been delayed. The good news is that we actually received one of the needed permits last Friday and we expect to have the other one soon! We still intend to launch Restore Church this fall. We will be sure to communicate to everyone our timeline and the official launch date just as soon as we know more.
Please know that your financial support is making a difference. After launching the Beyond Boundaries Project one year ago, we have since reached and exceeded our initial goal of $119,000. All of the funds that have come in over the past year have gone towards the land purchase, building renovations and the excavation that is about to begin. We are excited to announce that we are now launching Phase 2 of the Beyond Boundaries Project. Phase 2 is a new $125,000 goal to pay for our paving and parking lot expenses. We are simply asking that everyone pray about supporting this new project goal. We believe that together, with the Lord’s help, we will be able to reach our goal and finish this project strong!
Thank you again for your friendship, prayers and financial support over the past year. We are grateful for you and we are believing with you for great increase in every area of your life. I believe that this is a time for us to dream big dreams with God, to align our vision with His, and to put our complete trust in Him in a greater way. There is an important reason why we are going beyond our boundaries… God loves people and He wants to use us to impact our community and our generation with the life-giving message of Jesus! So, let’s go far beyond where we’ve ever been before. Let’s go beyond boundaries!
We will be sure to stay in touch with more updates and project details.
Much love and blessings!
Jordan & Melissa Gash