Certificate of Occupancy and PB&J Sandwiches

Certificate of Occupancy and PB&J Sandwiches

Hello from the Boston airport! We’ve now reached the end of our time here, and are preparing to fly home. Since I’ve last updated you, we’ve hung a few hundred more door-hangers, painted doors, doorframes, walls, and rails, got to unwrap and assemble Encounter Church’s furniture, and do some more specific plumbing and electrical things that only Ross Mutimer could tell you about. We were in the building when Jason and Chris received the news that they’d be granted their Certificate of Occupancy, and we celebrated with a round of PB&J sandwiches on the floor.
For our whole team, it was truly special to see the space transform from Sunday to Friday. We left knowing that in a few days, the congregation would gather for the first time in their own space, that had been prayed over and filled with love and expectation of movement by the Holy Spirit.
The last thing that we were able to do for Encounter Church was babysit their central team’s kids on Friday night while they had a date night and hosted a rally for Encounter volunteers. It was incredible to meet with these families and hear a bit about their story, what they left behind in South Carolina, and what they had learned since their move to Boston. Of course- playing with their kiddos was equally fun, and a great way to finish our week.
From the Lord providing the Certificate of Occupancy to accidentally pulling down curtains in one of the homes we babysat for- our time in Boston was memorable. I am thankful that Warren is able to partner with Encounter Church to reach the people of this amazing city.
Encounter Church, I’m sure, will covet all of our prayers as they move forward in this next phase in a new township and a new building! I pray that every person who enters that building or comes into contact with a member will know and feel the power of our God moving.

-Caroline

7.22.17

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