5816 Highway 2A, Lacombe, AB T4L 2G5
It is the time of year when one takes time to remember the blessings of the past year. For the Alberta Conference office staff, one of our truly large blessings is that we finally have a new permanent home to work from. In July we purchased the Fisher building in Lacombe (5816 Highway 2A) for $1.525M, and most of the tenants were out by the end of September with one left who moved out at the end of October. It is hard to put into words how good it felt to have a home again that meets our needs.
The building is just over 6,700 sq. feet although considerably smaller than the 15,200 sq. feet of the Red Deer building it is much larger than the 3,900 sq. feet we were leasing. We have sufficient room for all our staff and interestingly enough the building is set up much the same as a number of new Conference buildings throughout North America and as you can see by the photos it is very professionally designed and represents our Conference and our God well. We feel it is truly a gift from God as if it was designed for us, originally the building was set up as a billiards hall and now it is the central location for managing the work of Christ for Alberta. Another blessing is that this building is fully wheelchair accessible so all of our membership has access to their building.
We wish to thank each one of you for your patience and understanding as we went through the turmoil of this past year and a half. Though we still have items to clean up we feel we are well on our way to operating as normal again. I would also like to personally thank each one of our Conference office staff who through the many temporary moves hung in there and continued to serve the rest of the field to God’s glory. When you go through the trials as we have it is during these times of reflection when you look back you can see how God has led us and been right there with us during the storm. May all praise and glory be unto our Lord Jesus for not only getting us through this time but for blessing us as He has with our new home and may His Kingdom be advanced by what He has done.