It was a high day of celebration for the Louisville Central Hispanic Church on Sabbath afternoon, April 28, 2018, as the members dedicated their newly remodeled church.
The congregation purchased a former Catholic church in September 2017, which had been empty for more than seven years. It is located on seven acres, and includes two additional residential homes on one of the main highways in Louisville, Ky. The sanctuary and gymnasium with eight classrooms needed a lot of work. During the last seven months, the congregation, along with many other helpers, put in untold hours of labor to get the building ready for the grand opening. The transformation of this former shell of a building that was built in 1965 into a new church home for this congregation was phenomenal. Many of the members, along with Walkyr Montilla, their pastor, worked their regular day jobs and then went to the property to spend another day’s worth of work in the evening to get the building in shape and ready for use.
God worked untold miracles, from the way the original listing price of the property was lowered to a very acceptable, workable purchase price, to the way help always arrived at the right time to update the electrical wiring and the plumbing in the building. Somehow, there was always enough money to get the extra items that were needed but not originally budgeted for, like light fixtures, windows, pews, and furniture.
The members see God’s hand in all of this, and pray He will continue to bless them as they reach out to their neighbors and make a difference in their lives by introducing them to Jesus.
Kentucky-Tennessee | July 2018