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I Saw God Move

Almost two years ago, my family and I began attending our church.  Long story short, it is a church we helped start in 2002.  We returned during the church’s ten-year celebration.

We’ve been there ever since.

I’ve seen God move since we’ve been there.


Not long after we arrived back we learned that we were facing a bit of a financial crisis as a church.  In fact, it seems like much of America, our church had been hit hard by the recession and other things.

Our church faced a large debt that made it difficult for the church financially.  About a year ago things began to happen.


Our pastor’s wife made pumpkin rolls for the holidays and sold them.  All proceeds went to the church debt.

We began a “Junk for Jesus” campaign where people brought scrap metal in to sell.

One man gave a prized gun and jewelry to the church.

Other funds mysteriously appeared.

The result?  We reduced our church debt by about $80,000 during that stretch.

$50,000 remained.


When our church bought our property, twenty acres were purchased.  About seven acres were unusable.  No one would want that.  No one except our neighbor.

He wanted it for a right of way and buffer.  He had no knowledge of our situation.

He ended up purchasing it for $50,000.

Coincidence right?


What can we learn from this?  All sorts of things.  I will let you form your own takeaways.

I just want to glorify God for what He did to move the hearts of so many people to accomplish this feat.  It was incredible watching it happen.

Have you ever watched God work in a group of His people?

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  1. September 30, 2014 at 5:46 am

    What a fantastic story Larry! our church is in need of more room and we have proposed an expansion but want to get out of debt first and pay as much cash as we can on the expansion. With stories like this to tell, it will be a good motivation. Thanks.

  2. Leon Coleman
    September 30, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Larry I just want to say, that we love your Family. Very glad You came back to COTC. When You guys left, it was like a piece of the body broke off! Now, I agree with You. Watching God fix the Dept was one of the most Amazing things I have witnessed. Everything went so perfect….It was as if He had a plan all along 🙂 We do serve an Awesome God!

    • September 30, 2014 at 7:43 pm

      Leon, I feel the same way. And I can’t wait to get back to Breaking Bread.

  3. robshep
    September 30, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Great story! It’s amazing what the church can do when they are on the same page and on mission.

    • September 30, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      It reminds me of how you got your church building: God

  4. jonstolpe
    October 1, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I am seeing God move in the village of Santo Domingo Xenacoj in Guatemala. I’ve been there the past three summers, and I’ve see him working.

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