Dan O’Deens, pastor at Gateway Grace Community Church, the Grace Brethren Church in Coatesville, Pa., sent along withis update about their mortgage burning over the weekend.
WOW….what a great weekend we just had….A mortgage burning! Less than 5 years ago we bought 34 acres of prime real estate in Chester County. We had a 15 year mortgage. The Lord gave us the land for half a million dollars. On June 10,2007. We burned that mortage! Up in flames it went!
We actually had a stone mason construct an altar in one of our services in preparation for this. We used that altar to burn the mortgage and “REMEMBER.” That altar will be in our new building.
God is faithful. The same week that we burned the mortgage…we get to start all over. We have just partnered with BIF with a loan and are under contract that will allow Gateway to build its first building to house the church that started 10 years ago!
We should break ground in late September or early October.