Desert Chapel Sanctuary Flood

On Tuesday, January 9th, our Church suffered a significant challenge. A broken water pipe compromised the integrity of the main supporting beam in the church sanctuary, collapsing the ceiling. The water flooded the sanctuary. The building has been red-tagged by the fire marshal as uninhabitable until the beam is fixed, which could be two to three months.

Those are the facts. Here’s the truth:

What the enemy causes for disruption, the Lord uses for deliverance. 
What the enemy means to stop the move of the Lord, the Lord uses for a start to something bigger and better. 
What the enemy labels a mess, we will label God’s next miracle. 

Our services will be held until further notice on our newly floored Big Gym. Church service times will adjust to the normal service on Saturday and just two services on Sunday: at 9 am and 11 am. We will have an opportunity to praise the Lord for all he has brought us through and believe together for where he is taking us next. 

When there is a challenge, family comes together.

The Lord teaches that we are the church - the people, not the building. So as we come together as the family we are, there are ways you can help. Here’s How:

  1. Pray. Our battles always begin with looking to our Provider, our Strength, and our Deliverer.  With thanks and fervent prayer we will overcome.
  2. Volunteer. We expect this new sanctuary space to provide people new ways to interact with the church - we hope for more people to come to church, not less. That means we need more volunteers to help set up the space, usher people around, and much more. Click on the link below to sign up online to serve.
  3. Give. Financially, you can help us rebuild our sanctuary. While we work through the insurance process, there will be costs in recreating the sanctuary. We appreciate any gift you have to give to our Rebuilding Fund. You can give online at the link below, please be sure to choose “Rebuilding Fund.”
Hands Praying

The Lord has given me a couple of verses in this season, and I give them you:

“ meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.” Genesis 50:20 NKJV

“being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 NIV

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 NIV

We look forward into this next season with hope and expectation. The Lord is still on the move.

Fred Donaldson

Pastor Fred Donaldson


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