Change of Use Granted!!!!
I just had the joy of putting this property update on Facebook, "It's OFFICIAL: Midlothian Council, as planning authority, has granted us a change of use. We no longer own a "Public House" but now officially own a "Church/Place of Worship." PRAISE THE LORD and thank you Midlothian Council." The Lord had us purchase the property without the change of use believing that this would be granted. It cost us £3,000 pounds to apply and we thank the Lord that it was not in vain.
This has been a good week. We finished the painting in the fellowship Hall. We were really pushing hard to complete the painting in time for the Ladies Afternoon Tea this Saturday. So, again, thank you Lord! God has truly helped us along the way with our many projects. The front flower bed has been planted as well. The kids enjoyed doing that after church on Wednesday night.
Also, Tuesday, we hade our bi-monthly day of prayer in Blair Athol. There were five of us present and it was a blessing. God has used this to knit our hearts together and I thank the Lord for these friends in ministry.
Please pray especially for Katie as she does food prep, planning, final touches and shares God's Word at the Ladies Tea. We think the attendance will be 40 or more with other churches and visitors. We're excited to have our first shared use of our property with other churches. This is also our first real opportunity to offer a special time to our community. We look forward to what God is going to do and thank you for your prayers.