When we began this adventure, I called Mr. Brendan Hamtill, owner of FyndersKeepers in the Kansas City area.
His company is a reclamation company. When churches are closing, Brendan buys what he can and then tries to get them back into the hands of churches that need them. I told him what I was going to do and that I was going to need everything. I was also on a budget and did he know of things that we could get a good rate. He informed me "this was my day, as some sisters from Chicago had called and that they had a tabernacle they wanted to give to somebody."
I called the Sisters of St. Joseph in LaGrange IL. Indeed it was true. I told them what I was doing and that if they would grant us this gift, we would be grateful. Sr. Joan said that she would need a letter explaining our goal and she would take it to the Council. About three weeks later she emailed that they had all agreed, the tabernacle was ours. Next was the way to get it; before we knew it, someone stepped forward and said that they were taking their son to college in the Chicago-land area and would be happy to pick it up. A few weeks later the tabernacle arrived in Oklahoma. We didn’t have to spend a cent, but it would be the most central thing we were going to need. It would house our Lord Jesus Christ. It would be the center of our place of worship; it would be the lighthouse in this batter of good versus evil. It would be our beacon of hope. And it came from God.
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