By: Rebecca Herman
During the week of September 14, revival services began at the new revival center, The Way of the Cross. On Sunday, September 20, Reverend Carter Wells officially dedicated the building and recognized Homer Vanover and family, who built the church.
Vanover, of Homers Kwik Lube and Auto Repair, had prayed for years about what he could do to bring honor to God.
I felt an impression from God to build this church and I am concerned about the unsaved in the community, said Vanover.
Vanover has been involved with church his whole life; he is an active member of Heath Union Church and has been attending there for 52 years. When speaking to the congregation about his love for God, Vanover fondly recalled his wedding day and how instead of going on a honeymoon, he and his new bride, Marjorie, went to evening services at their church. He and his wife, who passed away four years ago, dedicated their lives to Gods service.
Vanover is excited for the work that will be accomplished with The Way of the Cross Revival Center. Vanover began the service with a welcome message. He explained to the congregation that everybodys welcome in Gods house. I dont care what your past is; if you are an alcoholic or drug addict, what your name is, how old you are, or the color of your skin, everybody is welcome. I want people to know the liberty that the Lord provides because He is still saving people, still dealing with hearts when God comes in our hearts, we are changed. These statements express the mission that Vanover has for The Way of the Cross. You cant put a price on a soul saved for Christ; if one soul is saved it was worth building this, said Vanover.
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