Last year, we celebrated Christmas in ways that none of us could have even imagined just weeks before the event. As a result of Godâ€™s power, lives were forever altered and conformed more to His likeness than ever before. The body of Christ came together to bind up the wounds of the hurting and in doing so, became stronger through sacrifice for the suffering. Our providential God used all of us to provide the tangible for Lakeshore and its surrounding communities through Christmas dinner boxes, gift cards, toys, wreaths, trees, crock pots, CD players, Christmas CDs, stockings, childrenâ€™s Christmas parties, small hand tools, small appliances and countless other gifts. Christ was demonstrated in the large and small tokens of love by His body. Confidently, we celebrate the greatness of our God and His mighty power not only by causing a hurricane to devastate the coast but more significantly, by changing human hearts.
Where do we go from here? What will the Christmas of 2006 look like? Many of you that participated in helping Lakeshore last year have been calling, e-mailing and blogging about wanting to help again this year. Still more of you have played an active role in the past year in assisting the community through rebuilding and you also have expressed a desire to help. The one resounding note that comes up in almost every volunteer conversation sounds something like this. â€œWhat can I do that will make an impact for the kingdom of God?â€ We have a practical, tangible way for you to help right now. Pastor Don Elbourne has answered that question with an â€œAdopt a Classâ€ project. He is asking you as an individual, Sunday School class, church or club to invest in the â€œchildren of Lakeshore.â€ Providing space for the children to hear and appropriate the Word of God has got to be the best Christmas present that you could give them. This would be a gift that would truly make an impact for the Kingdom of God. The current plan is to build 2000 square feet of classroom space for the â€œNext Generation.â€ Here are the numbers for the Sunday School classrooms we need. We estimate construction cost to be about $100 per square foot.
- Nursery – 490 square feet needed
- Preschool – 490 square feet needed
- Grades 1-3 – 315 square feet needed
- Grades 4-6 – 315 square feet needed
- Grades 7-9 – 195 square feet needed
- Grades 10-12 – 195 square feet needed
You may choose which class or classes you will support.
For example, you may choose to support the Grades 1-3 by funding 2 square feet and your donation would then total $200.00.
We will keep a running total of the support as it comes in or is pledged.
You may make checks payable to Lakeshore Baptist Church and send them to:
Lakeshore Baptist Church
P.O. Box 293
Lakeshore, MS 39558
Please contact Pam Lackey directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her cell (678) 860-0448 or home (678) 880-0157. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail or call.
Thank you for being a part of rebuilding Lakeshore to the glory of God.