Back in October of 2016, our leadership team began praying about how we could better minister to our congregation, as well as to the community. After one full year of praying, we felt that God was leading us to get our mortgage paid off so we could use those funds to bring on an associate pastor. Through an associate pastor, we would then be able to expand member care and seek opportunities for ministry, outreach, evangelism, discipleship, and training. In October of 2017, we had a kick-off dinner to focus on the reduction of our debt. We began in 2017 with a mortgage of $293,000 and currently, we owe just under $55,000. It has been amazing to witness God working through our congregation to reduce our mortgage this much in just 17 months. We are praying for a strong finish for the remainder of our debt. May God be glorified through it all!