The closure of Cornerstone is a blow to the Christian community of Taunton. For years the witness of a bookshop (‘Good News’ ) and then its enlargement to include a coffee shop (Cornerstone) has been an enrichment to many. We now wish Tim and Lisa Westlake every blessing and prosperity in their future ministry.
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful”. Hebrews 10:23
Some of you may be aware by now that a few weeks ago we had a wonderful time of prayer with our friends and leaders of the churches in Taunton. This meeting was a time to wait on God for his plans and purposes for Cornerstone in the near future. The meeting was a culmination of much prayer and waiting on God.
Wonderfully, the Lord met with us in a truly incredible way, with gentleness and clarity as well as with power and authority. The message was that Cornerstone in its present form must come to an end. God’s mandate for the work has been lifted BUT the vision remains intact. In God’s timing it will be resurrected into something far better which gives even greater glory to Him!
Very truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. John 12:24
We are thrilled that God has spoken so clearly but understandably sad, indeed bereaved for what we are now loosing. We believe that Cornerstone and Good News have not failed; we are not a casualty of the economic climate but carriers for a time of God’s vision to the town of Taunton and the surrounding area.
We would like to take this opportunity to share this news, to thank you for your incredible support practically, spiritually and financially over the years. It has been a wonderful 10 years for Tim and Lisa and 30 years for Mike and Beryl to be part of this vision. And to this end we would like to celebrate and give thanks to the Lord, so we are hoping to organise a time of celebration and fellowship in the summer which we will keep you informed about.
In the meantime we will continue trading until our lease runs out. Our plan is to trade until the end of June and we would humbly request that you continue to support us until this time. This will help us to pay our staff and meet our financial commitments. During this time we will continue to make customer orders.
We trust that you can join us in thanking God for this work for over 50 years in Taunton and trust in our Heavenly Father for the future. We know that his ways are not always our ways but he is faithful God.
God bless you.”
Tim & Lisa Westlake