Kettle Falls Church Dedicated
When a small group began holding church services in a private home in Kettle Falls, Wash., 10 years ago, they hardly dared hope that someday they would have a church of their own. But since then, they've become an organized church and grown from 15 to 94 members. And they dedicated a debt-free, 9,000-square-foot building to the Lord on Nov. 15, 2003.
After a prolonged search for a building site, a building was purchased near the center of town that had formerly served as a health club. During the past two years, members have successfully faced the challenge of converting weight rooms into a fellowship hall, racquetball courts into Sabbath School rooms, and the swimming pool area into a sanctuary.
Charter members who have participated in the project from its inception and were present to hear Max Torkelsen, Upper Columbia Conference president, deliver the dedicatory sermon are quick to testify to the Lord’s miraculous leading as He helped them raise the funds to purchase, remodel and furnish their new church.
Best of all, they have also seen the Lord at work as they've added new members during the past two years, including 17 by baptism and several inactive families through reconnection.