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    Traveling through the town of Media you cannot help but notice all the construction going on. On the one side of town, townhouse and apartments are going up, and they look like they will be a beautiful addition to the city. On the other side of the city, however, a very different building is going up. The new Wawa.

    This Wawa will look very different from any other we have seen. First, it rises two stories. They are making brick entrances which, when done, will make the building very stately and certainly make it fit into the town that house our local justice system. Many are waiting for this new Wawa to be finished. They are wondering, what will it be like inside? Will it be different?

    Meanwhile, not far away in Glen Mills, another building is beginning to rise. The concrete footers are poured, walls are up, and great steel beam framing is being placed, and it is a glorious thing to watch. This building is not a beloved a local convenient store, but it is our Real Home.

    The funny thing is we are asking similar questions about our new home. What will it will be like inside? Will it be different for us? Other types of questions are also being asked. Will this new building and the life that goes on inside our new home be able to enhance our influence within our local area. Will we be a light shining in the darkness?

    In Proverbs 29 Verse 18, it tells us “When people do not accept divine guidance they run wild.” This has also been translated “Without a progressive vision, the people will run aimlessly.” Our Real Home and Wawa have this in common. Wawa has a progressive vision to open stores in as many places as possible as well as meeting the needs and adapting to the environment of its host town. We in many ways share this vision; we want to reach as many people as possible for Jesus Christ and meet the needs of the town and environment that we have chosen to make our home.

    Valley Point Church has both accepted and seeks divine guidance and therefore we, as a church, are not running wild.

    On Sunday, April 30th, we came together as a church to seek further guidance from our Father. At 6:00 PM a prayer meeting was held on the grounds of the Bethel Road Campus. It was a very moving experience where worship was held and God was thanked for the miracles that have occurred to allow the building to go up and for His continued provision for the construction to be completed. Eric and Tonia Koehler were joined by a number of kids and students as prayers were offered. The opportunity was offered to sign your name into the concrete of the building. As Ben Jones so beautifully put it, “The names of those who have sacrificed for our future Real Home are forever written within the walls.”

    We need to continue to lift up our Real Home in prayer. There are now only 30 Sundays left until we take up residence there. Keep our Real Home as part of your daily time with The Father. If you have children or live with family, take the time to pray together. The building may be made of concrete, steel, and wood but it is faith in our Father that will make it rise.

    Together, toward our New Home!

    (Post written by Mike Roberto)
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    Prayer event at Bethel Road Campus – this Sunday, April 30th at 6pm.

    Come out for a powerful time of prayer together as a church family on the site of our future home (rain or shine)! Please use the Garnet Valley High School entrance on Bethel Road that borders our property. Look for parking attendants to direct you. There will be very limited onsite parking due to steel being delivered this week! Be prepared for shoes to get a little dirty as the property is an active construction site. Pretzels and drinks will be served afterwards. 

    We will see you Sunday!

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    The big news of the week is the foundation is being laid, and the walls are going up!  Think about how exciting that is.  For weeks we have been watching earth get moved from place to place.  We literally saw what the Bible uses as a metaphor, our mountains were leveled, and our valleys were raised up.  Things were going on under the ground as piping was put down and drainage plans became a reality.  Now a foundation and walls, we have much to be thankful for.  God even made the weather cooperate with us.  Our winter was so mild that a lot of work could be completed.

    We call our building project REAL HOME.  All houses, or at least all well-made houses, have a foundation as well as walls, but when does a house become a home?

    A house becomes a home when activity begins within the walls.

    So much happens within the walls of a home.  Birth, death, marriage celebrations, birthdays, graduations, engagements, arguments and forgiveness all take place in a home.

    It will be no different when our REAL HOME becomes a reality.  All of life will take place within the walls of our new home.  People will announce engagements.  Marriages will take place.  We will find out when a couple is expecting a child, we will celebrate with them when the child is born, and we will celebrate again when the child is dedicated to the Lord.

    We are people, and from time to time as people, we will argue and fall out, like any other family, but within these new walls, we will find the ability to forgive and the blessing of being forgiven.  We will lose people.  Friends will move away, and that will hurt as we say goodbye.  People will die and go to be with the Lord, and we will mourn their loss as we celebrate their new life.

    We will party.  Weddings, baptisms, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Eric’s 110th year as our pastor!  We will celebrate all of that and more.  In our new home, within our new walls, we will do all of life, and we will do it together.
    The walls are just going up, and there is still much to do before our real home is completed.  On Sunday, April 30th at 6 PM there will be a prayer event for our real home.  This event will take place at The Bethel Road campus, and all are welcome to attend.  We need God’s help, and blessing on all of the work and it would be great to have all of us there as a family.

    We can’t wait to see you this Easter Weekend. You can see our weekend line up here!

    Together towards a new home (34 Sundays until opening day)!

    Post Written By Mike Roberto