God's Leading in Athol Church

October 01, 2005 | Nancy Smith

For the past four or five years, our faithful group of worshipers has been sharing the Little White Church in Athol, Idaho, with another protestant congregation. We longed to have a church of our own, and began purchasing land on highway 95 in Athol, not realizing that a new highway would be going through part of our land.

Just recently, the protestant congregation we shared the Little White Church with disbanded, and the Methodist Conference gave us permission to continue renting this little church, with the option of purchasing the property. We are now in negotiations with these fine people.

Our church members have been excited about cleaning, painting, and manicuring the property grounds with weed-eaters and all kinds of garden equipment. One of our members built a beautiful pulpit that now graces our sanctuary. We also have three pews donated by the Hayden Church, since all the other furniture belonged to the previous congregation.

We have enjoyed holding a cooking class, a discipleship workshop, and a religious concert in the park recently, with musicians from the Edgemere and Athol churches participating. We also held a "New Beginnings" evangelistic series in September and October of this year.

It is amazing how our wonderful Heavenly Father and Friend works. We know He will continue to lead us according to His promise in Jeremiah 33:3. "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."