Oasis Adventist Church Finally Has a Home!
It was a miracle that only God could have achieved! After 11 years of worshiping in rented facilities and moving nine times, it was a glorious day on Sabbath, Nov. 6, 2004, when the church family hosted a grand opening in its newly purchased facility. The worship center was filled to capacity with members and many visitors. Steve McPherson, Idaho Conference president, was the guest speaker and musical numbers were presented by the women’s singing group.
In 2002, when we committed ourselves to praying daily at 4 p.m. for God’s guidance and re-dedicated our efforts to raise money through individual and family pledges, the money began to come in quickly for a substantial down payment. The long-range planning committee searched for more than a year for a facility that met our criteria.
At the direction of Mike Devitt, one of the committee members, his nanny began calling churches in the Boise Yellow Pages to ask if their buildings might be for sale. The answer from Crossroads Christian Church’s pastor was, “Maybe. We’ve been sitting on the fence for some time about selling and moving to a larger facility.” That was all we needed. We are so happy to be located at 501 N. Curtis Road, in the central area of Boise.
Oasis is committed to community outreach. Once a month we serve dinner at Community House, a non-profit, temporary housing facility, and we raised $800 for their infant needs. We are organizing a program to provide transportation to church on Sabbath mornings and lunch for Community House residents.