Written by cycleguy on July 17th, 2018

Okay…so we have been working on a building addition for over a year now.  Let me rephrase that: we have been physically working on the building addition for over a year. We have been working (translated: saving) on this addition for probably close to 3 or 4 years. We made a commitment we would not borrow money for it. We saved until we had enough to put it all under roof. We then continued as we had the money. Funny: work never stopped. God was so-o-o-o-o faithful and so were His people.  Three Sunday’s ago the Preschool class meet in their room because of the need to renovate the check in room and what will become Ryan’s office. This past week the Elementary kids made the transition. I thought I’d have a little fun with this post and show you what was and what is now.  My computer crashed several months ago and I lost everything, including pictures. So I painstakingly went back in time (where is Doc Brown’s DeLorean when I need it?) to find the post where I showed some early inside photos. You can see that here:

Below are some photos I took today.

























From top left to right: (1) What the room looks like as you walk down the short entry hall past the bathrooms.  (2) Inside Jo’s classroom from the door. it is the door on the right in the first picture.  (3) Middle left: Another look inside Jo’s classroom.  She chose to have vinyl flooring laid for ease of movement and cleaning. Each classroom has a TV (Wifi accessible) and a white board. (4)  The stage area (which is not quite done yet. (5) Looking across the from Jo’s classroom. Classroom on right. Mechanical/storage on left. (6) Girl’s bathroom.

Pictures don’t tell the whole story but if you take a look at what was and what now is, we have come a long way. God has been so faithful and so good! I honestly believe He honored our “no borrowing money” policy. We were the recipients of some anonymous gifts which greatly blessed us. A lady left some money so we took 10% for missions; paid off the remaining mortgage; and put the rest toward the addition. It allowed us to start construction. The folks at OVCF were so faithful in their giving and even in offering some physical labor but, to be honest, we went with professionals to do most of the work. In the long run, it saved time and money.

I’m going to share some more pictures of renovation we are doing in my next post.  Hope you enjoy rejoicing with us.


9 Comments so far ↓

  1. Linda Stoll says:

    Praise God! How exciting!

  2. I’m so very impressed!!! God is blessing OVCF in a big way. 🙂
    Blessings, Bill!

  3. Pam says:

    How exciting to see God’s hand at work! It is a great testimony to both your church’s faithfulness to Him and His Word and His faithfulness to us all. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Betty Draper says:

    Thanks Bill for sharing the pictures of the addition to the church. I am sure the Sunday school teachers are happy to have more room. For over a year I taught both girls and guys teen together, lack of room and teachers was the reason. Now I had a blast but it was so crowded so to release the gripes of the situation I put a challenge before the teens, see if you can make Mrs. Draper gag. Those guys could tell the cleanest nastiest jokes and sometimes I would gag. It relieved the tension brought on by overcrowding. The best part of your post was you are doing this all debt free, wonderful testimony. One of these days when we are in kentucky we are going to visit your church, one of these days.

    • cycleguy says:

      You’re welcome Betty. We don’t have SS per se, but the teachers of our children are happy. And I would LOVE IT if you and Ace ever had a chance to come see me. That would be highlight for me. Just let me know ahead of time. I’ll try to have a good sermon ready that day. 🙂

  5. floyd samons says:

    It’s amazing, Bill. How blessed you are to be part of flock that sees through the eyes of our Father.

    This is just awesome! Happy for all of you!

    The work you’ve overseen will last for generations.