Here’s the latest update. Thanks for your continued prayers.
Blessings and Answers to Prayer:
1. The Lord provided us with the $4,000 needed for our next immediate goal – the final payment to the engineer for the completed and approved site plan. He’s expected to finish his work and present it to the county in the next few weeks.
2. A large local church has made Grace Valley Ministries part of their compassion week effort in March. They will be sending a group of volunteers to help us clear a path for our prayer walk along the creek. In addition, the plan includes mulching the path and building benches that can be used around the property for quiet contemplation. They also want to provide materials necessary as they are able. Ken Stumbo, who has already started clearing this prayer path, has found a bench plan and is building a model to be duplicated by the volunteers.
3. Pastors groups have gotten off to a strong start for 2016. See the attached document for a listing of days and times when the groups meet, especially if you desire to hold these up regularly in prayer.
1. Pray for the God-sized provision we need for the infrastructure and first cottage. We are seeking the Lord for His wisdom and direction regarding our best fund raising strategy. Right now we’re working on a simple brochure to present the need when we speak to individuals or host events.
2. Pray the engineer finishes his work soon and that the final county is achieved without any complications.
3. Pray for the volunteer week in March that the details will come together and be a blessing to all who participate.
4. Pray for our plans to host an on-campus event to help raise awareness of the vision among local pastors and churches.
5. As always, pray for hurting pastors we encounter. I met with a man this week whose story of trauma equals any I’ve heard before. Pray for miracles of healing in the hearts and lives of pastors, their spouses and families
6. Pray for the movement of developing pastors groups to continue forward unabated, for the raising up of other regions and other pastors who desire not only to participate by belonging to a group, but will take on the task of initiating groups and reaching out to pastors who surround them.
7. On a personal note, pray for Sue and me as there are times when life and ministry can feel overwhelming. We need wisdom with Sue’s business and the headache of tax preparation. Sue’s health is better but is always a concern for both of us. We need to know what to say no to and what to say yes to (don’t we all?)
Again, I reiterate, we are so blessed to have your prayers and financial support. Thank you so much!