Our ministry in Atlanta has exploded as we have gone from two families to 28 people serving with us in a very short time! Up to this point we have been ministering out of loaned and rented space, but we feel like it is time to have a ministry center of our own. We need more space to be able to host short-term mission trips and train the next wave of missionaries to serve among the least reached people groups of the earth!
By God’s grace we were able to pay cash for a property right next door to the apartment complex where we currently house our missionary training students. We bought it knowing that it would need a bit of renovation work. The interior and exterior need a lot of work to get it to a place where we can safely host the short-term missions groups, summer interns, etc. but we are excited at the possibilities this property promises for the furthering of God’s Kingdom in Clarkston and to the ends of the earth! God always provides!
The property is a roomy three acres of land and sitting on it is a large house, a one bedroom apartment, a gazebo, and an office. It is located right next to the complex from which we have been ministering for the last few years. However, before we can start using it, it needs extensive renovation. The total cost for the entire renovation project is $60,000.
The large house, or as we have called it “The Hospitality House”, will be used for several different purposes:
- Housing for short-term team participants and families
- Loan to other non-profit organizations
- Operate our missionary training school
- Provide English classes and after school programs to the refugee community
…to name a few
The property also has a one bedroom apartment where we plan on housing one or more our staff members to oversee the property/projects. As you can see, this part of the project is already underway and looks much nicer already!
A large gazebo on the property will be made available to the ministry community to be used for prayer gatherings and group meetings as we know that no great ministry is going to be done in Clarkston without a great movement of prayer fueling it.
Currently our “office space” consists of a small room in a basement with water and sewage pipes running overhead. However, with this purchase we are blessed with a third smaller building that will be used as a GFM office and Christian library.
On top of all of that, the property sits on a large, beautiful three acre lot which gives us room for expansion in the future!
We have been content without property for the past several years, but the ministry continues to grow and we have been seeking the Lord and feel like this will benefit the ministry greatly. Please pray and ask the Lord if He would have you partner with us in this project by donating towards our $45000 goal by November 1 as we plan to use the property to host groups at the beginning of next year. We have contractors ready to go and just waiting for the Lord to provide the finances! Will you join with us in what God is doing among the nations here in Clarkston?
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