Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find.
We got out of the car to explore. There was a recreation hall behind it, and a half acre block alongside, on the corner of Old Northern Road and Munro's
We made a bid for it to Galston Uniting who owned it, but others were interested in it too. One of the members told of a builder who wanted to live in it whilst building a mansion for himself on the corner block. We learned to our chagrin, that he was prepared to pay whatever it took, to acquire it.
In observance of Luke 11 verse 9, we had sought and we had found. Where could this tiny band of Christians raise finance to beat the builders offer? Well, God had a hand in that too. When the Reverend Stephen Robinson was informed, he stated that he would sell to those who would continue to use the building for worship.
Almost overwhelmed by our David and Goliath victory, we set to work, praising the Lord for His wonderful provision for our needs. We scrubbed, we painted, we moved walls and we sawed things up. If ever there was a labour of love, it was seen as the abandoned Church was reborn. Then on the 29th July 1995, there was an official opening and blessing. One of the most important persons present was Reverend Robinson, who had faithfully put the Lord first when it came to financial gain. I was asked to speak about the vision that had become a miracle, and in the congregation, many were almost reduced to tears.
Today in the foyer, a golden plaque presented to us by Galston Uniting, informs all who enter, of its history. Recently renamed Glenorie Community Church, the Church moves ever onward. We support 7 missionaries, including two from our own assembly, who are at present serving in the Solomon Islands. We also help sustain Open Doors and Galston Christian Education Association, so from such a humble and uncertain beginning, we are surely making a difference! Another miracle is that our first church service was held on exactly the same date - day and month - as when the Church was first inaugurated 75 years previously. As the Bible so rightly says,
"All things are possible to those who love God."
by kind permission Nola Joyce 2007