Hampton Church of Christ gifts for-mer building to Casa de Dios Puerta del Cielo in special ceremony

Hampton Church of Christ Pastor Gary Davis and Casa de Dios Puerta del Cielo Pastor Gloria Torres commemorate the passing of the former Church of Christ church from the Church of Christ to Casa de Dios Puerta del Cielo Sunday. SUBMITTED PHOTO

In the giving spirit of the season, one Hampton church on Sunday made sure another had a permanent home.

In a special ceremony Sunday, Hampton Church of Christ donated its former building at 22 First St. NE to Casa de Dios Puerta del Cielo. Church of Christ Pastor Gary Davis said that Casa de Dios Puerta del Cielo has been renting the building for its services for the last few years. Davis said Church of Christ has since temporarily moved to the Youth for Christ building as the church waits for its new building to be constructed near Casey’s General Store in Hampton.

Davis said since the church has a new home, it was an easy decision to give Casa de Dios Puerta del Cielo the building, which Church of Christ has used since 1917. He added that the donation was several months in the making, but the proper legal steps had to be completed before possession could be transferred.

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