Blessing of the Foundation Stone and Breaking Ground Ceremony

24 Sep

“Consider now from this day forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the day that the foundation of the LORD’s temple was laid—consider it … from this day I will bless you.” (Haggai 2:18-19)

This was a historical day indeed which will be remembered in our church for generations. God sent us a clear message of blessing from scriptures remembering the laying of the foundation of the temple of the Lord on the twenty fourth day of the ninth month which is the same day that our foundation stone was laid. The comforting message from Haggai 2:18-19 was a clear indication that God is overlooking our church, hearing our prayers, clearly speaking to us, and blessing every step of the way. H.G. Bishop David celebrated the blessing of the foundation stone at the church land along with many clergy members from South Western Ontario Churches. We were also blessed by the presence of Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Minister Michael Chan, Councillor Alan Ho and many church members who rejoiced together in this occasion. All our guests participated in the ceremonial ground breaking marking the beginning of construction. God willing, we are set to begin preparing the land for construction this fall which will then be followed by construction in spring 2012. We thank God for His abundant love and support that He always bestows upon us and we pray for the prosperous completion of our church building.