“We also have joy with our troubles, because we know that these troubles produce patience. And patience produces character, and character produces hope. And this hope will never disappoint us, because God has poured out his love to fill our hearts.” (Romans 5:3-5 NCV)
Joy in the midst of trials. A fruit of the Spirit that, if we’re honest, can be frustrating to endure amid trials themselves. But on many occasions, those same trials produce something resonant inside of us, something that is unshakable.
On Sunday evening, Dec. 03, 2023, FBC Tomball held an emotional groundbreaking ceremony on the site of their future church. Pastor James Clark welcomed architects, engineers, the Mayor of Tomball, visiting City Council and Chamber of Commerce members, and various local pastors of other denominations. This dream has been ongoing for twenty years. Since FBC Tomball purchased this land around 2003, the church has been buffeted by waves of distracting circumstances keeping them from realizing the dream. But they remained faithful, trusting the Lord who provided not only a buyer of their present property downtown but a loan amount for the new facility, which should be completed by the end of 2024.
A heartfelt Congratulations to Pastor James Clark and the folks at FBC Tomball for their faithfulness to cling to Jesus in hope and for their continued partnership with the TEBA. May this new facility be used to expand the Kingdom to the ends of the earth.