Rev. Robert Neff (a missionary from the USA) was the founder of the original BLC in the 60’s. By the time I arrived in the year 2000, the church had passed through a couple of pastors and was technically “dead” (no members, no activities, no anything … kaput!) . But I love the phrase from Robert Farrar Capon, “The prerequisite for resurrection is death!” Oh I thought “death is swallowed up in victory” (cf. 1 Corintians 15:54b-55) indeed!
God gave BLC a second chance … we took it! He offers all a “second” chance to respond to him even if we think it’s hopeless, now that’s good news.