W.O.R.D.Center Newsletter-Summer 2018

07/19/2018

Giving Birth to a Global Evangelism Center

W.O.R.D.Center Newsletter-Summer 2018 image twoGod’s intimate call to Jeremiah has always touched me deeply. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5).

The same personal interest the Lord has in each one of us as individuals is also true of our collective work as the body of Christ. Before Amazing Facts was born, God had giant plans for this ministry. The growth of this God-ordained work—because of you and other faithful friends—is almost unbelievable. Of course, isn’t that how the Lord works when we all walk in faith?

A new birth is taking place right now at Amazing Facts. That’s the only way I can think to describe the joy I feel as I watch the new W.O.R.D. Center rising up at the property you helped purchase. The buildings are gradually coming together because of your sacrificial gifts.

Of course, there is still much work to do and still significant funds needed. This is a crucial time in the birth process, and we need every person to keep praying and supporting this ministry expansion. It reminds me of Jesus’ words: “A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world” (John 16:21).

I look forward to seeing the completion of this new global epicenter for evangelism. God began this work and, through you and me, He will finish it. What a joy we will feel seeing thousands of newly born souls for God’s kingdom reached through you and this new ministry headquarters.

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Questions and Answers


Q: Why are we building the W.O.R.D. Center?

A: Questions and Answers image oneSimply put—to more effectively reach the lost. For more than fifty years, Amazing Facts has experienced rapid growth. God is using you and this ministry to reach an ever-increasing number of people every year, but doing ministry more efficiently requires more space—and we are currently “maxed out.” To continue reaching an exponentially growing number of souls, more staff and space are required. We need facilities and equipment that will allow us to expand outreach.

Q: Will Amazing Facts incur debt on this project?

A: Questions and Answers image twoAmazing Facts currently has no debt. If necessary, we will finance a portion of the project. However, it is our desire and belief that this project can be funded completely through the sale of existing assets, such as our current facilities, combined with the generous, sacrificial gifts of our co-workers in Christ, those who long to see this work finished and Jesus return. Our board members and their families stand fully behind this project and have already committed $10.5 million to it. We will not compromise the day-to-day mission programs of reaching people for Christ during this expansion project.

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The W.O.R.D. Rising Up!


It’s exciting to see the W.O.R.D. Center literally rising up out of the land. Here is a brief update on the two buildings and landscaping:

The W.O.R.D. Rising Up! image oneThe Office. All underground utilities for the office space are in, basement exterior walls and slab are complete, and the structural steel for the basement has been installed. Hollow core planks for the first floor have been installed (to reduce noise for the recording studio) and the first-floor slab has been poured. The basement interior walls are being framed—with plumbing, electrical, fire safety, and HVAC work started. In the next few weeks, the basement exterior walls will be backfilled and the rest of the first floor will be poured. The first- and second-floor exterior walls will be formed and poured in July/August and then placed the first week of September.

The W.O.R.D. Rising Up! image twoThe Worship and Evangelism Training Center. Basement footings, the slab floor, and walls are complete. The first-floor footings, stem walls, and column bases are finished. Underground plumbing on the main floor is done, and underground electrical, data, and media cables are being installed. Wall panels have been formed and are ready for rebar installation. In the next few weeks, the sanctuary floor and walls will be poured. Exterior walls will be placed the first week of September.

Property Work. The sewer and water lines have been connected to public utilities. Work on paving along Sierra College Blvd. across the front of the property has started. New lights have been installed at the intersection, and work has begun on connecting communication lines. During the next few weeks, paving and striping will be wrapped up on Sierra College Blvd. and retaining walls adjacent to the two buildings will be built.

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Construction Timeline


     •Summer 2017 — Site prep and foundations laid Construction Timeline image one

     •Winter/Spring 2018 —Floors and walls poured

     •Summer 2018 — Rough shell raised

     •Fall 2018 — Structural steel, roof and exterior, placed

     •Winter 2018 — Interior work begins

     •Summer 2019 — Interior finished, move in!

    Construction Timeline image three                     Construction Timeline image two

Click here to support the W.O.R.D. Center today. Your gifts will help bring this new global evangelism epicenter to completion!


Current Funding Progress


   Current Funding Progress image one  o W.O.R.D. Center Buildings and Site Work Cost $28,100,000 

     o Commitments & Funds Received $19,996,734 (71%)

     o Granite Bay Church Member Campaign $3,500,000 (12.5%)

     o Sale of Existing Offices and Real Estate $3,500,000 (12.5%)

     o Still Needed $1,103,266 (4%)         Current Funding Progress image three

      

Thank you for championing this cause! Your prayers and continued partnership are vital to bring this project to completion.


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