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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."
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
...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
10:25b." (encourage one
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
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Author: By Francie Spinelli