June 22, 2000
OF FIRE MINISTRIES
P.O. Box 91587
Louisville, Kentucky 40291
Brothers and Sisters in Christ;
We are writing
to you on behalf of our entire congregation in an outreach effort to all who love
The Lord. In the past we have reached out to help and support other ministries
and people. Now, however, we find ourselves in dire need.
Tuesday morning, June 13, 2000 an act of arson by persons unknown burned our church
to the ground. Our beautiful church was only al little more than one year old.
Needless to say we are devastated. While we thank God no-one was in the building
at the time of the arson, the call we received at 1:42 A.M. will echo in our hearts:
"THE CHURCH IS ON FIRE." Our lovely place of worship so many of us had
poured our lives into was gone in such a short time.
All was lost save a trumpet, two Shofars and a few other items. Due to our insurance
not being increased to accommodate our most recent renovation we have only half
the amount we need to pay the existing mortgage not to mention rebuilding. The
current mortgage is 1.7 million. The insurance is 855 thousand. Including church
furnishings, equipment and equity, our loss exceeds one million dollars.
We are prayerfully asking
all Christians to step forward at this time and join in support of this ministry.
Bishops Dan and Rebecca Johnson have been in ministry more than twenty years and
have touched hundreds of thousands of lives through evangelism, tent ministry
and pastoring. We at Heart of Fire Church are blessed to be part of this Ministry
and, with the guidance of Almighty God, are determined to see this ministry continue
and flourish as GOD GIVES BEAUTY FOR ASHES! ISAIAH 61:3. Pictures and articles
may be viewed at courierjournal.com
Donald and Linda Dickson
Deacons of Heart
of Fire Ministries