Sunday December 7th we were invited to participate in the mortgage burning ceremony at First Baptist Church of Waunakee. Gerald Marsden is the pastor of this sixteen year old ministry. Pastor Leon Leeds founded the church while serving as the State Missions Director of the WFBC and during the 9:00 AM service he provided some insight to the founding as well as preaching. At the end of the service the deacons of First Baptist burned the mortgage as a celebration of their paying off of all the church debt.
During Sunday School I shared a Bible lesson as well as presenting our ministry. The church provided a delicious prime rib dinner for all who were present at noon. Following the dinner Pastor Mike Mayhak spoke for the afternoon service. Brother Mayhak had worked with Brother Leeds and pastored the church for seven years after its founding.
We praise the Lord for the establishment and growth of this ministry in the greater Madison area. This is the real fruit of the ministry of the WFBC in our state.