The Billboard Project - Part 4  (of 4)

October 2013 

The Billboard Timing

You may remember from The Billboard Project - Part 3 that I had booked the billboard for October and November 2013 (the summer months of NZ). Well, the billboard was also available in the winter months of June and July (2013). Someone had urged me to book June and July, saying why delay the gospel being preached? They had a point, of course; time is of the essence when it comes to leading hearts to Christ. However, after much prayer and thought, my heart was drawn to booking October and November, and that's what I settled for in the end.

It seems, just as well because in the months of June and July, we saw one of the biggest storms in Wellington with winds gusting up to 200 km/h. The billboard that God had chosen was blown down, snapped on its two wooden legs. It took quite a while to rebuild (approximately a month) before it was back up again with a strong metal leg. Then in the beginning of September (4 weeks before my picture of Jesus was due to go up), another violent storm came and blew the billboard down again, despite its metal leg! I was concerned whether or not it would be fixed on time, but by the grace of God, it was fixed and back up just in time. I can't help but think, this was all Satan's doing, trying to prevent the Gospel from being preached - but God has come through stronger - and He has used both storms to prepare for a stronger-built billboard for His Gospel.

The big day came -- Jesus's picture is finally displayed and the Gospel is being preached as we speak, hallelujah! It is finished! I feel so relieved that this work for God is now done. The gallery of photos and short YouTube videos can be seen below.

3 weeks into October, another big storm came - violent as can be (it was frightening just to hear it from indoors, never mind being in it outside). I thought about the billboard, and wondered if it had been blown down. Driving through State Highway 2 in anxious anticipation, I saw that it was still up. It had not been blown down - hallelujah! God really did build a stronger billboard for His Gospel. I was so relieved and happy. Glory be to God!

The Gospel is Preached!

It has been quite a battle - not only finding a billboard at an affordable cost, but one that would be strong enough to withstand the storms of Wellington. Now that His Gospel is there for all to see, may it leads many hearts to Him.....