Legendary Christian Coffee House Needs Help
Mon., Mar. 5. 2007 7:52am EST
When we first started out, we heard whispered tales of a legendary Christian coffee house on the other end of Pittsburgh called Lazarus' Tomb. We wound up playing there many times over our first decade, and it's one of the most outreach-oriented places we've ever encountered. When you use the words "music ministry" in conjunction with Lazarus' Tomb, you should put the accent on "ministry."
A local paper recently ran a two-page article on the Tomb, which celebrated its 35th anniversary (including 23 years at the same location) in January, and we had planned to mention that in our newsletter. Unfortunately, we now have to mention the Tomb for less happy reason. Here's an email from Bob and Rosetta Ledcocq, the Tomb's founders and directors:
As many of you know, we had a flood at the Tomb. The landlord did not keep heat on up in the third floor and the pipes burst, destroying all of our facilitiy as we did not discover the rain inside the building for 24 hours.
We have not lost faith in spite of it all but we are out of that building, meeting at the Fireman's Social Hall (we rented it through March) a few doors away from where we were. We meet there on Tuesdays for fellowship, prayer and bible study and on Saturdays for concerts.
We are actively pursuing any and all other opportunities to relocate to another building. The big shock was the landlord did not carry insurance on the building and we doubt if he has the ability to fix the place in the right way.
We do not know what the Lord has in mind, but we are trusting in His Divine care, guidance and strength. We know the children in that area need us there, many are unchurched and need to hear the gospel. While we are devastated about losing such a neat place that we worked on and had a ministry out of for 23 years, we are trying not to look back and are anticipating what God has in store for us.
We sure need everyone's prayers at this time, we want the Lord's wisdom and guidance for the future. We desire to continue serving Him and the community.
Love & Blessings to all,
Rosetta & Bob