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« on: July 10, 2003, 12:58:47 PM »

I am pleading with all who will unite with me in sincere agreement, and confident faith to pray for Brother Steve Shepherd who is Pastor of New Life Church Of God In Christ in Ft. Smith Arkansas.

Pastor Steve, and his wife have been Pastoring their church for the past 7 years, and have been in the same building throughout that time, and have Joyously, and faithfully carried out their responsibilites with hearts sold out completely to God in all things.

Recently the man who owned the church building where their church services were being held, passed away, and now his family has come in and taken the church away from Brother Steve, locked the doors and put the property up for sale, at a ridiculously high price (Far Too high considering the age, and the condition of the building).

Please pray for Pastor Steve, and his entire family (They have two daughters who also help them in their ministry) that God will provide another place for their church.
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2003, 03:31:37 PM »

I will certainly pray for your friend, but a church and the property are never, ever supposed to be owned by an individual! Were the congregants aware of this? If not, they should be looking into the situation!

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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2003, 03:25:14 AM »

We'll pray for you and Pastor Steve and family, Michael, thank you....
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2003, 04:07:09 AM »

Gonna pray too, Michael.  I know that God will always turn it around for the better for His children that look to His will in the matter.  Ditto on checking out the specifics.  God wants us to be thorough. Never know til you do.
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2004, 12:51:40 AM »

UPDATE! Praise God! The situation has been turned around!

Those who took the church, and locked the doors, set a ridiculously high price, $200,000.00 for a property that was NOT anywhere near that price range, and as I understood, that was only for the church building itself (which was a small building, and a small parking lot next to the building.

Pastor Shepherd has purchased that property, PLUS all the surrounding property which includes a house behind the church, and an additional 3 acres of ground, all for only $40,000.00!

They are now in the process of renovating the church building itself, and they have torn down the old house behind the church (it was very old, and about to fall down anyway)!

Thanks for your prayers!
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2004, 06:47:57 AM »

Sounds like time to find a new place to worship! So sad the family involved are so removed from Christ. Let's pray for them too!

O Abba... be the great way-maker here. Help Your faithful in their search to resolve this thing... and draw this unsaved family to the foot of the cross... in Jesus' name, amen


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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2004, 10:59:07 AM »

May the Lord bless this minister and his congregation as well as this new beginning.  The church belongs to God and the building is just that, a building.  May this church grow bigger, better and stronger in the light of God's love. And God's blessing on you, Michael, for caring enough to ask for prayer in this matter.


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