It has officially been one year since Hurricane Michael hit Panama City, and there is still so much to be done. Our Sanctuary building is currently in the process of being rebuilt, our education building is under contract to be sold, and all of our Sunday School and office facilities are still in need of repair. There is a Great Work ahead of us, and we want to invite you to come along with us for the journey. We are confident that God is going to provide everything we need in order to rebuild, both financially and spiritually, and we think you could be a huge part of making this process a success. Above financial support, we need your prayers during this time. If you are able to give, that is welcomed and appreciated, but we covet your prayers just as much. We hope that you will take some time to check out this page and see where we have come, and where we are hoping to go in the future. Check out our capital campaign materials, and if you feel led, you can donate HERE, or, at the bottom of this page.
You can see from the radar images that our little town of Panama City was directly in the eye of the storm. We didn't know it at the time, but we experienced a Category 5 hurricane dead on.
You will be seeing a couple of pages from our campaign brochure on this page, and this is the front page. The verse is our campaign theme from Nehemiah, and is a reminder that just as God was with His people through the great task of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, He is still active and present with us today.
The center photo is an aerial shot of our building shortly after the storm taken by a drone. The other pictures are from children/youth events, and of gracious workers who came in droves to help us after the storm. In fact, teams are still coming even a year after the storm to continue to help!
Here are some important dates for our campaign...
Oct. 20th: Kickoff Breakfast
Nov. 16th: Prayer event at FPS
Nov. 17th: Celebration Sunday
Dec. 2nd: Giving starts
PCAMNA was quick to come and help us just days after the storm hit. The months following, we had hundreds of people coming from all over the US to help us recover. You have no idea how much it meant to us to have brothers and sisters in Christ come and help. They not only saved us thousands of dollars in demo/construction work, but they boosted our morale more than you can imagine! We thank God for you all!
Apart from our Sanctuary, we also had a large social hall, and a office/education building. All of our buildings were affected by the storm, and left us with millions of dollars of work to be done. The education building as well as social hall connected are currently under contract, and we hope to eventually have the funds to build a new social hall on our existing property.