For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. [O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!]
South Campus Property Acquisition
Here is a message Pastor David Livingston sent to the Bethlehem South Campus members and regular attenders Friday afternoon. (See photos below letter.) Let us praise God with them ...
Dear South Family!
Please join the South Site Search Committee and me in raising our hands in thanks to God for the acquisition of land on which to build a permanent South Campus!
At noon today (Friday), we walked onto the 12.1 acres of land at County Road 70 and Interstate 35, where we posed for pictures in front of the auction sign; then we circled up to praise our Lord in prayer and song for granting us success. In just two short rounds of bidding and negotiation, the sellers agreed to a purchase price of $760,362. So, we are now looking forward to a closing date of June 19, 60 days from yesterday at which time the property will officially belong to Bethlehem Baptist Church!
Klaas Van Zee, the chairman of the search committee (along with his committee men Ron Vrieze and Jon Hendricks) is ecstatic that the 3+ years’ process of seeking a South home has nearly come to a conclusion with this excellent piece of property and at such remarkable price. Would you join us in gratitude to God as well as by playing a generous part in the TCT “Building One People” fund drive so that we go over the top with cash to spare in our goal of spreading a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ!
South Campus Lead Pastor
Klass Van Zee (Chairman, South Site Selection Committee) and David Livingston (South Campus Lead Pastor)