Realizing Their Dream
After more than a decade, the Odessa Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church members are realizing their dreams as construction begins for their new church facility.
A range of challenges has been faced over the years including: settling on acceptable and affordable construction plans, working with continually increasing building costs brought on by a resurging oil and gas industry, and continuing to work toward acquiring the necessary funding. The members have remained dedicated, saving and planning for the new church.
With this foundation of faith firmly in place, the new building is going to be a reality within the next few months. Construction is underway in preparation for the arrival of a Maranatha Volunteers International team who will raise the building. This group of construction workers will work to bring this project to a fully-enclosed facility ready for the interior work.
When the church is ready to be occupied, it will provide room for all the members to experience the life and mission of the congregation together. The members outgrew their sanctuary long ago and they are on a rotating schedule to participate in fellowship luncheons as there is only room for about a quarter of the members to be accommodated per week.
The next chapter in the story of the Odessa Spanish church family is nothing short of the miraculous evidence of God’s faithfulness. These members are anxious for their new church home to be a place to grow in their mission to reach their community with the good news of Jesus’ soon return.
By Phil Robertson