Last week I asked you to pray about contributing to Tejas this month. We are raising $25,000 to help us launch into next year. We have volunteers lined up for January and February to begin working on our bunk houses and dining hall deck. Since Sunday, $14,627 has already been given, Praise Jesus!
Our bunk houses are needing flooring installed to make them more inviting. Imagine with me kids coming back to the bunk house to process that night’s gospel message at worship. How fun would it be to be able to sit around together in a circle, on a nice floor instead of rough concrete. Also, the deck around the lake side of the dining hall will be a wonderful addition to this already amazing facility to allow for fellowship outside.
You might be wondering how building more in a time of an economic downturn is a good idea. Well, we have been given the gift of time and volunteers. No other time in recent Tejas history have we been able to focus on catching up with repairs and additions without needing to clean up each week for guests or work around guests, interrupting their experience. We know we will be serving many guests in the future when we get back into full swing. Also, providing the opportunity for people to serve, is ministry and encouragement to so many stuck at home these days. Please help us get these projects completed so we can welcome guests and be able to focus on their needs and not the facility.
We are doing all this to set the stage for Jesus to transform lives. The guests who have come over these last few months have been blown away with all the updates and how we have been able to serve them. This is all due to the testimony of God’s provision and the many people who have given above and beyond to help Tejas springboard into the future.
Romans 12:2 says “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” We are continually applying this verse and seeking His direction on how to serve people and prepare Tejas for that day.
Thank you for your willingness to participate in the kingdom work being done here at Tejas. Continue to pray for us and pray for all the families coming to our Christmas program that we will all be encouraged in our faith in Jesus our Savior!