The Legacy Lodge has Come!
It was Labor Day Weekend 1999 that I first announced to Helen First Baptist that the Lord had been laying on my heart to start this new ministry. From the very beginning there was this dream that some day we would have a lodge and land on which to build a year-round ministry. Truth is I had very little idea of how to do a year-round ministry back then so the Lord set us off on a journey that has taken almost 19 years. In that time, He has led us, taught us and used us to build that ministry. Along the way He has given us many wonderful people to work with and two churches, West End Baptist in Manchester, GA and Alamo First Baptist in Alamo, GA, that were willing to partner with us, come alongside us and make this ministry happen. Many people have worked with us and many have contributed financially to us to help this ministry grow and to touch many lives for our Lord and Savior.
This past Christmas we were informed by a family that they wanted to make a generous donation to Legacy. While we were extremely grateful we were also overwhelmed with the responsibility of using this gift wisely and as the Lord would lead us to use it. So, we went to praying! Soon after the New Year began we were put in touch with the Stuckey Timberland Co. out of Eastman, GA and they graciously wanted to be a part of what God was doing. As a result, they have made the Browndale Plantation outside of Hawkinsville, GA available to us. We have entered into a lease agreement that will allow us to begin expanding to a year-round ministry. Browndale Plantation comes with a 4-bedroom lodge and 2,465 acres. It is a beautiful piece of property with abundant wildlife and 3 large stocked ponds.
Needless to say, we are hitting the ground running. In August Kent and Elizabeth will be transitioning to Browndale and come September Alanna and I will be moving there as well with the goal of being open to ministry come October 1st. There is much to do and still many needs that must be met, but the Lord is suppling and we are moving forward in faith.
Please pray for us as the Lord leads us, teaches us and makes our steps secure. Keep an eye on our ministry calendar and come join us on a ministry hunt. Spread the word and let others who could benefit from the ministry know what is going on or sponsor them for a ministry outing. This truly is a God-sized new adventure! To Him be Glory for all He is doing!
Through out the years I’ve dreamed of making this announcement many times.
And now the Lord has made it possible.
We serve an amazing God!