We rarely accept that buildings sit empty for twenty or more years. Even more, we would be appalled at the prospect of a building meant to provide wellness and health sitting vacant. But that is the case with a small cinder block building sitting at the top of this mountain village outside of Santa Cruz, Alta Verapaz.


Imagine that for about $20,000 a group, church, or individual could resurrect this building and ready the space for a health outpost to meet the needs of 3000 people. One church in northwest Oklahoma is doing to do just that. Yesterday we traveled to that village, met with a representative of the village leaders, and plotted for a fence and envisioned an expanded building with quarters for a full-time nurse.

I am not sure there is a better illustration of practicing Resurrection during this Lenten Season.


About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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