We are within days of finishing up the renovations at the church. Just a few touches of paint, a light bulb or two and a final inspection are all that's left. Mr. Al and I spent a little time together this week reflecting on this journey of the “salvation of the church” and looking toward what the future holds for Hebron. For Pearson Farm, the church building will provide space for employees to gather centrally as well as employee training. We will now be able to provide food safety programs, physical safety protocols and employee education meetings in a comfortable, climate controlled environment. The church will be open and available to provide a respite from work for weary employees. Pearson Farm now has a beautiful and large space to host industry meetings and luncheons (we are really looking forward to this ) For our community, Hebron will be available for a wedding, funeral, social gathering or meeting place. Last but certainly not least, the Hebron Church will be a place of worship.
As Mr. Al shared his plans for the future of the church, he finished with the words, “I HOPE it will be used like this.” There was that word again... HOPE. It just keeps showing up. Whether it's in Lawton's eyes as he drives through the peach orchards surveying our 2017 peach crop, or in the words he and Mr. Al use as they share their projections for the crop with our Pearson Farm family, HOPE is the prevailing theme. “Dum Spiro Spero…..While I breathe, I HOPE”
Romans 15:13 May the God of HOPE fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in HOPE