This Facebook memory is bitter and sweet and a real testament to my Boss Man!
At the time of this memory, we had been building The Sanctuary Virtual Tabernacle for a while according to the instructions provided by my BossMan. When we first started in 2011, we were just on teleconference, Skype and meeting in our home. By 2012, we were strictly virtually worshipping with the Teleconference and Skype and was building on Facebook. By 2015, I was given instructions that we needed to expand and improve, we needed to stream via our website and that I had to build an intimate space that was easily accessible for all the platforms to be able to fellowship, intimately. It was not a conventional blueprint for a church, but I knew He told me 'to build and they would come.'
After seeking His Face and praying I was introduced to this woman who had done similar work, I hired her after much assurance she could bring the Vision to life, she assured me she could build out what I envisioned on our website. She eventually did half of the work, took our website offline, took our money and got on a plane to the Bahamas and I never spoke to or saw her again. I was left with building the Virtual Tabernacle. It was the #biggestblessing of my life. I mounted up and charged forward blindly, just like that picture in the post! REFUSING to allow that devil in disguise to win. In one weekend, I was forced to learn website design and html coding. By God's Ingenuity and Creativity, I did. I stayed up 48 hours to get our Tabernacle back online for Sunday Worship. And I have laid every brick in The Virtual Tabernacle until this day.
2020, we are now streaming our Worship Services across 6 social media platforms and by Livestream through our Virtual Tabernacle and Teleconference everyday of the week except Saturday. And my Father was correct, they are coming. What was frowned upon and mocked in 2011 (the birthing of the Vision) and 2015 (the year of transition) is now the #normal. This month of August has been our most fruitful month since our conception in 2011! We are on-boarding more Covenant Partners as well as Ministry Partners that I can keep up with, hence the establishment of the #TheDivine12LeadershipTeam that met for the first time this month. The Virtual Tabernacle Tables, Periscope Pews, Instagram Aisles, Facebook Seats, Twitter Rows, YouTube Balcony, Pinterest Chairs and Telephone lines are filling up with folks ready to be Living Breathing Sanctuaries!
5 years ago I said I couldn't wait to see the good fortune and glory in store, well I am here and it is better than anything that I could ask, think or imagine!
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