Monday, May 7, 2012

Move-In Day!

I am currently laying in bed with a 102 fever, so please forgive me if this post is incoherent. And I would also really appreciate your prayers for a speedy recovery. Andy & I are supposed to go out of town Thursday/Friday to celebrate our 9 year anniversary. AND we are supposed to team-teach this Sunday at South Bay Church for Mother's Day. It's never a convenient time to get sick...

With all that said, I couldn't keep myself from sharing with you about our amazing day at church yesterday. After meeting at a local public school for the past 3.5 years, yesterday we moved in to our first long term facility. Exciting doesn't come close to describing the energy in the air.

There are so many inspiring stories of volunteers (hundreds of volunteers) who invested countless hours and expertise into building a sound booth, painting every wall, assembling furniture, hanging lights and sound equipment, and on and on... If you would have seen the building 2 weeks ago (or even 1 week ago) you would have thought that there is no way it's all going to come together. But it did. And it was beautiful.

I went by the building on Friday night around 10 to see who was still up there. About 40 volunteers, that's who. Archie, our worship pastor, stayed at the building until 3 AM a couple nights. But not by himself...with 9 volunteers on his team.

To see the sacrifice and work that our people banded together to do was a beautiful thing. We work with some of the most generous, servant-hearted, Kingdom-minded people in the world. And we are so thankful for them.

Here's some pics...


Anonymous said...

Praying that you are better soon Stacie! Many blessings, Lisa

Emily said...

stacie, it is so exciting to see how awesome God is and how many great things He is doing through you and andy! i couldn't be happier for you and your beautiful new facility! what a blessing! praying for a speedy recovery for you as i have also been under the weather this week with a stomach bug! ugh, never a good time to be sick:o) hang in there!
emily (sawyer) webb

Janelle said...

Praying you feel better soon. I am also thrilled and praising God for what He is doing in and through SB. Miss you guys!

Love, Janelle