[The following request has been posted
to a number of PCA churches. We are happy to place this notice
on our website. The author of the letter informs us that the
closing date on the property is January 15, 1999.]
Greetings in the name of our Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ who has blessed us with every good thing
and has united us in the spirit of love. I am writing to share
the testimony of God's grace in our congregation and of our need
for your help.
Three years ago Immanuel Presbyterian
Church (IPC) was formed by the merger of two small PCA congregations.
By His grace alone our small body has grown both in number and
ministry. We have been blessed by several conversions to Christ
and have had 25 new members in the last two years.
Earlier this year, the owner of
the church building we rent from listed it for sale. The asking
price of $450,000 was beyond our means and we began searching
for a new location to worship. By God's grace the owners approached
us having reduced the asking price by $100,000. This reduction
meets our monthly budget constraints. Our congregation has pledged
$70,000, which means we are still $40,000 short of the down payment
and our deadline is approaching. We are confident that if God
wants us to purchase this facility, He will provide the funds.
Will you help us? First, your prayers
for us are of immeasurable value. Second, we need your financial
assistance within the next month. Will you bring our needs before
Thank you for considering our request.
We invite you to worship with us during your next trip to Phoenix,
AZ, and to rejoice with us in all that the Lord is doing at IPC.
May God richly bless you and your congregation.
Dr. Timothy Ruchti
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
PO Box 31387, Mesa, AZ 85213