As many of you know we suffered significant damage from the historic flood that occurred October 4th. We had nearly 5 feet of water in our Educational/Fellowship Building and nearly 3 feet in our Sanctuary. Like many old Baptist Churches (our sanctuary was built around 1800) Congaree is situated near a creek. The dams of several ponds above the church failed and this creek became the channel for an unbelievable amount of water.
We are thankful for all the prayers and help (both financially and in labor) that we have received. The cleanup and tear out phase is mostly complete and now our attention turns to rebuilding. Our priority has been to make our E/F building as functional as possible because this is were we have been meeting for services. The rebuild in the sanctuary will be much more involved. At present we have two foundation companies checking the foundation to see what might be needed before we start back with repairing the interior of the sanctuary.
We praise the Lord for what He is doing in our midst, it has been amazing to see Him work in the hearts of people that He has brought our way to help. Congaree continues to be “a pillar and ground of truth” in our community as we proclaim the gospel and preach the Word of God. Please continue to pray for us and I want to say thank you again to all those who have helped in so many ways.
Neh 2:17,18 “Ye see the distress that we are in…come, let us rebuild” And they said; “Let us rise up and build.” So they strengthened their hands for this good work.