Sunday morning, August 25, 2013 dawned bright and clear and cool… a day tailor-made for a building dedication outdoors. The Lord himself blessed the day so that we his children could extend our blessings and prayers onto the Williams Center in preparation for the actual start of construction. And what a beautiful day it was too!
It was a glorious time, with 250+ people gathered hand to hand wrapped around the exterior of the old girl, heads bowed, prayers lifted in joy from this community of faith. The sun shone, a light breeze blew and it could not have been any more perfect than it was! Spoken and silent prayers offered to the Lord in joy and wonderment focused towards the many tasks yet to come. I hope you were able to be a part of the celebration! Words here cannot do it justice!
Then to go in and write on the walls! Don’t do this at home I heard several parents say, but for once it was not only OK, but expected! And encouraged! The messages were many, some short, others took large sections of wall space, but they all were delivered in sincerity wishing safety and love to the workers who soon will take over the building. The messages were clear…we are a family of faith that loves the Lord and serve Him with gladness at 1117 South Boulevard. We are salt and light, flavoring and illuminating the life of those who will prepare the Williams Center for its new life and ministry!
I would be remiss if I did not offer a special Thank You to the NITT promotions team who took the lead in making the day a reality! Each of you went above and beyond to make the preparations that made the day unique and very, very special! Thank you all very much for your ideas and making them happen!
A blessed building, a time of celebration, a family bound in prayer and love…who could ask for anything more? It was a wonderful day in the Lord! Thank you for being a part of the celebration!
To view more pictures from this event, please visit the Photo Gallery.