In the early spring of 2003, I knew that I was to preach the gospel in my hometown area. As we prayed over this, we knew without a doubt that God had called us to this work. But, there was a major hurdle to overcome. There was not a work established here and we had no place to hold services. I was called to preach but had no congregation. Through much prayer God provided a small one room church house out in the country. It had heat but no indoor plumbing. The building was built in the 1800's and was known as the MT. Zion Church. We started out with our first service the first Sunday night of September 2003. We had 8 people in attendance: myself, my wife, our two boys, and my parents, 1 nephew, and 1 niece. Over the next year we grew to over 12 people. And, it needs to be mentioned we paid no rent, but left the building in better shape than when we first used it.