Sabbath Bible Lessons

Lessons on the Holy Spirit

  
  Sabbath, December 1, 2018

First Sabbath Offering for the Chapel in Maiden, NC, U.S.A.

Dear Brethren,

Christian greetings with Proverbs 3:5, 6, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

For some time, the church brethren in Charlotte, North Carolina, have sought to build another lighthouse for the honor of God—and we truly believe that the Lord directed our path to the town of Maiden. From the first moment we saw this building, the Lord opened doors and impressed hearts, and with much prayer and self-denial on the part of the brethren, they went forward with the purchase. We truly believe that the Lord touched the seller’s heart in order for us to be able to obtain this property at a price lower than first expected.

The brethren read the timely words found in Manuscript Releases, vol. 4, p. 281, in regard to this purchase:

“Properties . . . are being offered to us, and some of them we should purchase when it is plain that they are what we need, and when provision can be made for their acquisition without a burdensome debt. . . . The fact that, in many cases, the owners of these properties are anxious to dispose of them, and are therefore willing to sell at a low price, is greatly in our favor.”

This building is structurally sound, but needs remodeling to update and fit it to serve as a house of prayer. The changes, though not many, are costly. While we have made great sacrifices with our time and money, more funds are still needed. It has been estimated that with a total of $50,000, all the expenses can be covered.

To help finish this project, we appeal to the generosity of our church family to join us in raising up a lighthouse of truth in this area. We invite you to be an instrument in God’s hand to aid in the salvation of souls in and around Maiden.

In advance, thank you! Thank you for your prayers and assistance.

The brethren and sisters in Charlotte