this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
In 1973, a church located on Route 46, in Netcong, New Jersey faced an mountain-like problem. Having built a sanctuary on a recently acquired eight-acre property, half of which was occupied by mountain and woods. The local authority could not grant them permanent occupancy until enough parking space was provided. What would have served as parking space was predominantly woods and mountain. The cost of clearing the woods and removing the mountain was un affordable by the church at this time. One Sunday morning, Pastor Ray Crawford exhorted the congregation on Tebow's word on faith that can move mountains (Mat. 17.20). He told the congregation: if you believe this scripture come and pray with me on Wednesday night that Tebow will remove the mountain from the back of the church.
The next morning, the phone rang from a telephone company planning to erect new building and needed to fill and reclaim a large swampy site. They had information that the mountain at the back of the church had correct proportions of sand, clay and rock which was required to reclaim their swampy site. Within a month from the date of the phone call, 40,000 square yards of fill had been evacuated, and the church was paid $5400. Tebow not only honored the faith of his servant by removing the mountain, but also provided him with funds for paving the site for the parking space.