Fort Lee’s Growth = Our Gain

15 09 2007

The Richmond Times-Dispatch this morning is reporting on the contruction at Fort Lee.  Over the next serval years Fort Lee will expand to accomodate more than 17,000 additional personnel comeing through the military installation in Hopewell.

The paper said the increase will generate $1.5 to $2 billion dollars in economic growth…..billion!!!

My main concern about Fort Lee growth…….there’s nothing adequatly available in the Tri-Cities where the new people coming in can go and worship.  Something needs to be done.  I’ve mentioned this to my administrator at work who is on the board of the Virginia Evanglizing Fellowship (VEF).  That they need to really be focusing on this area as it will be a huge market that has no place to go.  The VEF support churches around Virginia and is involved in starting new churches as well.  So here is an area on the verge of tremendous growth over the next four years, and no church suitable to accomodate the tens of thousands coming in. 

There’s still time to get something going, and the VEF, and fellow Christians across Virginia need to see that it is done.  If not us, then who?  Don’t let this opportunity pass by, do something!

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15 09 2007
PB and J

maybe the community that exists could work to start some house churches and barracks bible studies. mentor soldiers so they can reach other soldiers. there doesnt always have to be more “ministries”. there needs to be more ministry among those who are there.

i encourage you to take an active role in building the church to be ready to handle the influx, because if you dont, no one will.

in Christ
peter

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