Grand Opening at Mission

The grand opening for our new buildings at Mission was last weekend, and it was a huge success.We opened a new Worship Center, and a new Student Center.

The initial thought for the weekend was to bring in a famous football player, which would likely draw a huge crowd, but we bailed on the idea after a new one was presented. We decided that we’d try to save a thousand lives instead of focusing exclusively on luring a thousand new people to our campus. Not that its a horrible idea to use a football player, but it just didn’t seem to resonate with who we are. Besides, the quarterbacks are already millionaires… they don’t need the money.

We decided to give all of the money we would have spent on the quarterback to charity: water. If you haven’t heard of them, I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to civilization. How was it being frozen in ice all these years?

We sent them a check today for $26,000 today, which will go right to the people of Marialapas, Haiti. Apparently I’m going to Haiti to visit these lovely people when the project is done.

Best day at church, ever.

7 thoughts on “Grand Opening at Mission”

  1. Wow! How amazing, God is glorified! His heart is for the hurting, the broken, the less fortunate! I am humbled that the leaders of our church are listening to what God truly wants.

    And totally not fair, you get to go to Haiti? Any chance a group of High School Students and their leaders might get to tag along? 🙂

  2. Ryan,
    So stoked for you man! Love to hear that you are giving money to Charity water; your persistance with them has totally caught my attention to what they are doing!
    Keep talking about them and how they are doing good things. Look forward to hearing how your trip to DR goes.

  3. Mary, ummm I’ll ask 🙂
    I’m not sure I actually NEED to go. Maybe we’ll just save the money that the flight would cost and send it to them to use.

    Thanks Neal! Hope we cross paths again down the road.

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