A little over a year ago, we moved out of the building that had been graciously donated to us for ministry use for many years by local friends of YWAM. We have since had a sense that the Lord wanted to give us our own “domain” for ministry, and we have prayed and thought about this for quite a while. A few weeks ago we began to actively pursue finding a property in our area. We met with a local Realtor and looked at a variety of properties for sale in our area, both with buildings and without. One of them clearly stuck out.
This home is large enough to house staff and students for Discipleship Training Schools. It allows for the possibility of an ongoing sports-outreach to the community and other weekly events, such as Bible studies and youth meetings. It is in great shape and requires almost no renovation or changes to be usable to us. Here are some of the advantages of this property:
Location is only about 3 miles out of town, so it is both close, yet not in a zoned area, that would prohibit us from using it for ministry purposes.
- The property is self-contained with its own septic and water supply. Not to mention the beautiful view.
- The home sits on a 11.5 acre almost completely usable property, in other words, there is much room to expand for building cabins for more housing and a pole building for meeting/classroom/office space.
- We have learned that the owner has already dropped the price to $ 350,000 from $ 395K. Comparisons with other properties clearly let this one emerge as the one perfect for our purposes.
We are quite aware that this is a significant amount of money to be raised, but we have received encouragement from our board to carefully pursue the project and begin a capital fund raising campaign.