I think the words of this song by Kutless sum up our experience far better than any words I can think of. Faith can do so much more than we can ever imagine.

“I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do.”

It’s one thing to know those thing in theory. It’s another to have personal experience of them.

We have seen dreams that move the mountains. The dream to own St Mark’s is now a reality. We have experienced hope that won’t let go of us, even when we had to return the grant and there seemed no chance of getting the building. We have seen silent prayers (and loud ones!) get answered. We have seen miracles of provision. We have known broken hearts being healed. We have seen so much of God’s goodness that there are almost no words left to express our gratitude. Except if we stay silent, even the rocks will cry out!

Thank You, God.