For many years Tom & Phyllis Reinecke felt that God’s plan for them was to pioneer a church in their hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. In the early 1980’s, they began meeting in their home with several couples as a church, being sent out by Mt. Airy Full Gospel Church. But it was short lived because it was out of the timing and will of God. Shortly after its demise in 1984, the Lord directed them to sell their 55 year old family dry cleaning business and home of 22½ years and relocate to Bradenton, Florida to enter a pastoral training school.
The seed for that move had been sown in Tom's heart eleven years earlier, in the spring of 1973, during a prophetic vision of Central Florida from the Lord. Tom was intensely humbled from the four to five minute experience which captivated his heart for Florida, and he was ready to head south. However, pastoral and other Godly counsel was strong in advising him to wait on God for further direction.
Although the eleven (11) year wait for further direction to respond to the vision was very difficult, its wisdom was proved by their complete assurance, upon moving to Florida, of being in the perfect will and timing of God. Without this confidence, they would not have been able to endure, because from the beginning the way was very hard there, even more so than the waiting.