Wow! We’ve come this far by faith leaning on the Lord. I want to reach out to you to report that we are making tremendous progress on the construction of our new church and we owe a debt of gratitude to you and our God for helping us build this facility “debt free”. God has blessed us to build this new sanctuary only blocks away from our current facility. You may know that our current church is bursting at the seams and cannot accommodate our growing congregation and our children are complaining because of a lack of classroom space.
Let me remind you of what our new construction entails….it’s a 10,000 square foot main building on 5 acres of land in rural South Georgia. The good news is that the new facility will enable us to seat 300+ members in addition to having adequate numbers of classrooms and office space.
I want each of you to know that I am extremely grateful to you and others for helping us in our winter campaign to raise the necessary funds to purchase and install windows and doors along with the roughing in of the HVAC, plumbing and electricity. We’ve accomplished a lot but there remains a great deal of work to be done.
We currently have approximately 65 adults and children worshiping with us each Sunday. Of those who attend, most are below the poverty level as the poverty level in Baxley is 31.4 % greater than the Georgia average and 98.1% greater than the National average. The median household income in Baxley is 28.1% less than the Georgia average and 45.5% less than the National average. Simply put, we need your support. If you are not a member but have been blessed by our ministry, join us by sending a gift of support.
So here’s what I am asking each of you to do: If you can meet or exceed the $300.00 commitment please do so today. If you can’t, then please do the absolute best you can. Write a tax-deductible check payable to Temple of the Higher Calling Church today and mail it to us. Or you may go to www.templeofthehighercalling.org and make a donation today. Whatever you do will add to the blessing we have already received. You may make your gifts payable to: Temple of the Higher Calling, P.O Box 1194, Baxley, GA or come and join us in worship and place your donation directly into offering plate. The church’s physical address is 598 Pine St Ext SE, Baxley, GA, 31513 and in the memo section indicate “building fund”.
Our greatest obstacle is what psychologists call, “the diffusion of responsibility.” This disappointing phenomenon can happen when an urgent need is presented to a large group of people and everyone falsely assumes “someone else will respond.” So please hear my heart when I say I believe each and every one of us must be THAT person.