It was earlier mentioned that the congregation that started with a home Bible study and then progressed to many varied locations for worship had been blessed by the Lord with great growth. With such growth it became necessary to look for a permanent location and so a search for that special place began and resulted in the purchase of a tract of land on Route 66. When a survey was done after the purchase, it showed that the Lord had given us 33 acres instead of “20 acres more or less’ as described in the Warranty Deed. Praise the Lord! Ground breaking ceremonies were held and construction began in on May 1, 1981. Groups from down south from Kentucky, South Carolina and Georgia came to help us build a building dedicated to the Lord. Upon completion and dedication of its 200 seat church on September 20, 1981, the nomadic congregation now had a permanent home and established itself as God’s place right here in the geographical center of Vermont. The stage had now been set for this church to become “salt and light” for Randolph and the surrounding area from this place that God had given them.
8The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Deuteronomy 28:8, King James Version (KJV)