Lessons Learned Through Landscaping

By Francie Spinelli

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October 8, 2005, Saturday, was the day members of First Baptist Church-Galt, had the opportunity to combine their knowledge of the Scriptures with their church beautification project.  The goal of both the Scriptures and the landscape project is bringing people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. 

The project began with prayer, as Psalms 127:1 (Living Bible) warns, "Unless the Lord Builds a house, the builders' work is useless." While the prayer team was still on their knees, foreman Doug Shepherd made sure everyone followed the "Blueprint."









Four-year-old, Andrew Harrison, the youngest crewmember, learned the importance of sticking to the job as he worked the entire day bringing "good soil" for the seeds to grow (Matthew 13:8).



Glenn Greene and   Alex Kanode
...use different tilling methods but have the same goal--making sure the seeds will have enough good soil to grow.


Tom Lane and Loren Lepp follow the "Blueprint" as they walk on the path leading to the Cross.

Theo Jones and Terry Shepherd, briefly stop their work to
"Hebrews 10:25b."        (encourage one another);    


 while the prayer team, Mary Patterson, Pastor Rob Patterson, and Joseph Herrera, continue to "...devote themselves to prayer" (Colossians 4:2a).




Laverne Avila, Carol Shellenbarger, and Beverly Dunahoo arrived early Monday morning to find an empty hole -- soon it will be used to carry "living water" to the seeds.

Two days later, as the weekend progressed, plants and flowers began popping up through the "good soil" by Monday, October 10, 2005, they were in full bloom.



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