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Yes, Praise God, the floor joists are completely replaced! Structural Systems Repair Group (SSRG) completed replacing the joists, the floor and taking down damaged walls in just 5 days! We now have beautiful, paired joists in place and a new floor! We are waiting for Hamilton County's final inspection of the project. We are so incredibly grateful to have connected with SSRG and for their excellent and quick work! We have been praying to get these taken care of since about June of last year! We have not received the final invoice yet. However, we are anticipating the final cost to be around $21,000.00.
Just after the floor joists were replaced, we received a new video created by Courtney Gille for the Metanoia Center (inset above). In this video Jim shares about some of the financial needs of the Metanoia Center. Specifically, about the need to recover the monies used to replace the floor joists. Within a matter of days, we received word that a check in the amount of $20,000.00 was being mailed to the Metanoia Center for this purpose! We are now asking God to use this gift as seed money to help us reach towards the "$150,000 to $300,000" also mentioned in that video. We have NO doubt that the funds are there! We are praying and sharing about what God is doing through the Metanoia Center. As we pray, we are asking that He will move through the Holy Spirit to bring the funds in that will make it possible for us to keep moving forward with the buildings that we desire to use to make His name famous in the Village of Lockland and surrounding communities.
Metanoia is a Greek word that is classically defined as "afterthought", from "meta" meaning "after" or "beyond" and "nous" meaning "mind" or "thought". In Classical Greek metanoia meant changing one's mind about someone or something. Biblically, metanoia is used to refer to the change of mind/heart which is brought about in repentance. Another word used in conjunction with the definition of metanoia is transformation. Thus metanoia is the changing, transformation, of ones mind, or heart, that results in a change, or transformation, of lifestyle. You might say that a transformation of lifestyle is evidence of a transformed mind and heart. It is our conviction that true, lasting metanoia occurs through Biblical re-birth that results in the restoration of relationship with God, the Creator, that then leads to restoration of relationship with others, creation and self: a wholistic change that results in the transformation of people and place.
Read more about us by clicking the button below. "For He will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death. He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight."" Psalm 72:12-14 NIV
The Metanoia Center provides learning and growth resources through financial literacy, job opportunity, computer training, health & wellness and other learning opportunities to help individuals grow and flourish. We also provide training in community and urban development through a variety of Biblcally centered courses.
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Below is a Google Map to the location of our buidlings on Wayne Ave., in the Village of Lockland.