Melissa and I would like to give you a quick update on the progress of the Beyond Boundaries Project. Great things are happening! First, we want to thank all of you who have already given towards this project. We have seen an amazing response from our church family and our friends both here in Illinois and around the world. THANK YOU for helping us take this step in order to advance the kingdom of God and go beyond our boundaries! We’re excited to share with you what has taken place since we first announced the Beyond Boundaries Project in August.
On September 8, we officially closed on the new church property, a total of 34 acres along with the building that we plan to renovate. The very next day, a group of volunteers from the church went to work on the lot, mowing and clearing out overgrowth and dead trees. They have done a tremendous amount of work in a short period of time and we are off to a really great start. While continuing to do what we can ourselves in order to get the building and site ready, things are also well under way with the required engineering and architectural planning to get city permits and to begin building and parking lot construction. The Lord has definitely been showing us favor and things are progressing well.
When we launched the project, we set 2 main goals, an immediate goal to fund the renovation costs and an overall goal to pay for the entire project. Things are coming together quickly! We are very excited to announce that we are now at 91 % of reaching our first project goal. So, for the seat goals that we set, 72 seats at $3,200.00 per seat have been paid for and now only 7 more seats at $3,200.00 per seat are remaining to reach our first goal. God is doing exceeding abundantly above all that we could ask or think! Once we reach 100% of our first goal, we will be able to begin full construction and renovations. We are almost there!
Thank you so much for your friendship, prayers and support. We are confident that our best days are just ahead. Together, by the grace of God, we are taking the land!
Much love & blessings,
Jordan & Melissa Gash, Pastors