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“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Isaiah 55:8-9

These verses best summarize the story of Living Hope Bryan.

In 2009 Living Hope Bryan planned to launch our church on the east side of Bryan at the new Rudder High School Auditorium, but God had another plan in mind. Within weeks of the launch of the church our plans at meeting at Rudder were no longer an option so we found a temporary home with a sister church, Emmanuel Baptist on Saturday evenings

Our search for a meeting place and temporary home ended when we found a local school (St Michael’s Academy) off South College Avenue which would one day be known as Bryan Midtown. Our hope was to make a lasting impact in the community for years to come and for this vision to one day come to fruition, the decision was made by the church to search for a piece of property where we could establish a permanent and visible presence in the community.

To our surprise in 2014, we discovered 9.29 acres of land less than a half mile from the local school which had carried with it a questionable history. More than 30 years ago, the land was originally designated to be a neighborhood, but these plans were abandoned due to contamination by a pesticide plant. As news of this unfortunate incident spread it created a negative outcome that has contributed to the decline in neighborhood, causing minimal development, and leading to higher crime rates. After much investigation, deliberation, and prayer, Living Hope Bryan moved forward with the purchase of the property for $115,00.

By the end of 2014 the City of Bryan began looking at the possibility of turning Travis B. Bryan Municipal Golf Course into a regional super park and by 2017 plans were set in motion to make Bryan Midtown a major focal point of the city.

On Sunday, November 11th 2018 Living Hope Bryan had its Groundbreaking Service which began Phase 1 of the Beason Street Development which included the grading of the land, the pouring of the parking lot, the installation of an irrigated multi-purpose field, a 16 plot community garden, the beginnings of a walking trail, and the construction of a restroom facility that have given us opportunities to serve the community. To date, God has enabled Living Hope Bryan make an almost 600,000 investment into the Beason Street Property

The saying, “Hindsight is 20/20” certainly applies to the story of Living Hope Bryan.

From the chemical contamination in the 70’s and 80’s, the remediation of the Beason St land, to Living Hope Bryan’s interrupted church launch and relocation, and the discovery of this land , and our 600,000 investment we can clearly see that God has been at work to preserve this piece of property to continue to reach people in Bryan/College Station and beyond with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

As we enter 2022, the city of Bryan continues with their revitalization of the Bryan Midtown area as we begin Phase 2 of the Beason Street Development. Our desire is to establish a more permanent presence through the construction of a multi-use building for on-going weekly ministry.

We are encouraged and excited by the story God has written to this point. It is with expectant faith that we continue to follow God as He continues to add to our story of “Loving God and Loving People.”

As you can see from our brief story above, our desire is not to create something just for Living Hope Bryan but for the whole community to enjoy. The vision will not be accomplished without help of others like yourself. We are asking you to help us achieve this goal by donating funds or materials towards the completion of this Beason Street Vision. We believe that by God’s grace and the generous gifts of others, it will help bring about lasting change for years to come in the community of Bryan.

As we have said before, God is in the restoration business and does not leave things undone, forgotten, or abandoned especially concerning humanity. When sin entered man’s heart all of humanity became contaminated, condemned, and cast out from the presence of God, unable to restore our relationship with God. Therefore, God intervened on our behalf sending His Son, Jesus to live a perfect sin free life. Having no sin of His own, He bore our sins in His body on the cross, freeing us from the power and penalty of sin, and cleansing us to restore our relationship with God. Although this restoration is available to all mankind not all will receive it. Jesus said, “Whoever believes in me is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. If you have not entered into a restored relationship with God through faith in Christ, the only thing we are asking you to give is yourself to Christ through faith in His finished work on the cross because your eternal destination is far more important to us than your contribution. Having experienced this truth ourselves is what motivates us to even write this letter and be involved in this ministry.

If you would like to donate or even sponsor a part of this vision, we have included a breakdown of some estimated costs to complete the project. We realize that not everyone is called to actually do the work, but you can be personally involved through your gifts. Along with your possible help, we would covet your prayers in completing the task that God has called us to. We are committed to being a good steward of anything given to this project. We realize that there are many things that you can invest your money, time and prayers into, so we appreciate your consideration in being a part of this vision. If you would like to help in any way, please contact Eric Evje @ 979.220.7448/ericevje@gmail.com, Allen Palermo @ 979.777.2701/allenpalermo61@gmail.com, or Bill Moss @ 979. 820.1576/ billmoss53@gmail.com. Or you can send tax deductible donations to:

LIVING HOPE BRYAN
BEASON COMMUNITY VISION FUND
ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 231 BRYAN, TX 77806

Grace to You,
The Leadership of Living Hope Bryan