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Six weeks ago, I addressed the topic of athletic fields. At that point, we only had the funds to complete the two soccer fields and one other field or court. Our plan was to transport our teams to other nearby athletic facilities until we could afford to finish the athletic complex. In that same blog, I mentioned that any new gifts received would help to fund this complex. In these last six weeks, we have been incredibly blessed by the community once again. I am so excited and humbled to announce that we have received the funds to complete the entire athletic complex. Yes, the whole thing. In addition to the two soccer fields, we anticipate starting the school year with a baseball field, softball field, nine tennis courts and a track! Additionally, we will now be getting new bleachers for the track and primary soccer field and finishing the event parking lot.

We are so blessed. God has been so faithful to us throughout this project and has provided every step of the way. I am really excited for this fall when the real work will begin on that campus. I don’t want to minimize the construction process and the amazing people that have been involved in the construction. However, the building of hearts and minds for Jesus Christ is eternal work that will begin when we open those doors in August. Let’s never stop thanking God for his amazing faithfulness.

The generosity of this community has been humbling. In the last two years, every challenge we have given the community has not only been met but exceeded. I am humbled to be a part of this community that can see the vision not only of what Illiana is today, but what it can be in the future and gives so generously to support that. Thank you for blessing us!

Lance is a 1995 graduate of Illiana. He is currently the Vision Director and Director of Spiritual Development at Illiana. He and his wife have two daughters who attend Crown Point Christian School. They live in St. John, IN, and are members of Faith Church.
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