This past Sunday was an important day in the life of our church. It was Ground-Breaking Day for the new church building at the Hastings Way and Hwy 59 location. The Family Life Center is already there, and now it looks as if God has paved the way for the next phase to take place in the building of our new church. As exciting as it is to see this happening for our church, it is a little sad to think about NOT going to the location on the square. My entire life has been spent at that location. I was baptized there, married there, dedicated each of my babies there, and my oldest child was recently baptized there...a place that has been quite an important part of this (almost) 34-year-old's lifespan! I know that change can be a good thing, and I believe that God's gonna bring about some great things for our church in making this change. We celebrated with a ground-breaking ceremony and fish fry. (You know we just couldn't call ourselves Baptists if there wasn't some food involved, right?) Certain people were chosen for the "shoveling" at the ground-breaking, and I was especially happy that John Owen was asked to be one of the children on a shovel. It was history in the making, and he played an important part in representing the future of our church.
Maybe one day when John Owen's grown and has a family of his own, he'll look back at these pictures and be proud to have been a part of this and thankful to be a child of God.