Isaiah 43:1-3, 7, 10-13

But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior... Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth—everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.... “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior. I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “that I am God. Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?”
Isaiah 43:1-3, 7, 10-13

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Meeting Locations

One of the biggest blessings our team has experienced lately is finding 2 great locations for our work to begin. One location, on the most central road in Cochabamba, will be our future "contact center", a place for offices and a school of Biblical studies. The guys have put a lot of work into the place lately, constructing cubicles for the offices, painting, putting on doors etc. And we've begun meeting there on Sunday morning as we're in the process of outgrowing our homes!

The second location will be our "permanent" meeting location for the next several years, at least until we find a place to buy and build a permanent building. It is also downtown, off a major road, and has the space to seat 200 people with an upstairs big enough to put several classrooms. We will begin construction work on this site very soon in preparation for our "launch Sunday" which is scheduled for Jan. 14th (if anyone would like to come!) We are very thankful for the ways that God is opening doors for us here!

Our new "permanent" meeting place from the outside

Our first Sunday morning fellowship in the new "contact center"