It has been approximately one year since we obtained “Nooks and Crannies” next door.
The new space will be called The Emporium. It will house a Banquet Hall for Dinner Theatre. It will also provide actor’s space for dressing, props, costumes, and set storage. It will include more lobby space and restrooms as well as office space for our staff.
In our journey for purchasing the building, someone stepped forward and purchased the building for us. Because of their generosity, we will not have to start payments on the building until January 2016. Another donation was made in the manner of stock. We were able to cash the stock and use the money toward the current renovations.
The good news is that we are nearly finished with all of the heavy construction and contracted labor and everything is paid for thus far. However, in order to finish the renovations, we are going to need approximately $40,000.
We do not want to go into any more debt as to not burden the ministry. It is our prayer to raise the $40,000 through our FAITH RAISING program.
In the Old Testament, we learn from Nehemiah that building can be relatively easy if everyone helps do their part. Each family was assigned just to build their part of the wall around the city. We want to do the same. We know that God can take care of this easily. We also know that He wants us to receive the blessing by being a part of His work.
We are ready to “build our wall”. We did some calculations and figured that if we can take 283 envelopes and number them $1 through $283, we will be able to reach the goal of $40,000.
We are believing by faith that 283 individuals, families, churches, or organizations will step forward and partner with us to meet this goal. We want to be able to do this over the next 4 weeks. We know that with God, all things are possible.
We have 283 envelopes in our theatre lobby and online. By taking an envelope or clicking on the envelope online, you are making a pledge to reach the amount on that particular envelope. For example: If you take the envelope for $7, you pledge to give $7 within the next 4 weeks.
You might want to take several envelopes to reach a certain amount. You might want to take one envelope and challenge your family or group to contribute until you reach that amount. We want people to prayerfully consider the amount they want to give. It is our prayer that no one feel guilty or burdened, but see this as an opportunity to see God’s Kingdom work go forward.
Our prayer is to reach our goal by the end of our Easter Production performances on April 12, 2015. We know that God’s work will increase and more lives will be reached because of people’s willingness and obedience to give.
To make a donation, click on the website address.
All donations are tax deductible and may be made in memory of or in honor of a loved one. If this is a memorial gift, please enter the information in the Paypal Comment section or call the office at (423) 245-1551 to provide that information.
For More Information, contact: Billy Wayne Arrington