Bethel Baptist Church

"For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen." Romans 11:36

Mission Update: January 2019

Stephen & Ginger Jordan

P.O. Box 261

5300 Puerto Princesa City

Palawan, Philippines

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January 4, 2019

 

Sometimes we think moving a house is easier that getting a land title and a building permit.

 

We were hoping our presents for Christmas would be a building permit and a land title for Faith Bible Church.  Sadly, neither one was under our Christmas tree.  But now it is 2019, a new year and new possibilities!  Hopefully this state of “almost there” will finally be “done”!

 

Regarding the building permit, Gerry, one of our believers, has been very faithful in going to different offices and obtaining signatures.  He hit a bump last week when someone asked for the church’s “relocation plan.”  This plan was supposed to be given to us last April, after a new survey of the land was done.  However, the plan was never given to us and it appears that we won’t receive one for that survey.  So, we are still applying for a permit without the relocation plan and hoping that we will be granted a permit, maybe even by next week.  Lord willing, if we can break ground in January, we will hopefully have the roof on the new building prior to June, which is the beginning of rainy season.

 

Regarding the transfer of the land title, we have been informed now that there is a typo on the deed of sale which doesn’t match another form in the land bureau’s office.  So, we are now needing a letter from our attorney to correct this typo.  Hopefully, he will be back in his office next week and be able to give us this letter.  Is this the last item?  We hope so. 

We don’t want to move a mountain or move a house.  We just want a title and a permit.  We continue to trust the Lord that these are finished this month, maybe even this coming week.  Lord willing, we are going to have a work day next Saturday to clear the new property in hopes that some digging will take place soon.

 

Please keep on praying.  Thank you.

Stephen and Ginger 

 Villagers moving a house