Thank you for your engagement with us in the work of prayer. It is just tremendous what the Lord is doing through prayer on multiple fronts. My prayer for all of us is that we will not grow weary or overwhelmed with all the needs.
I am also praying that the Lord will raise up, equip and deploy intercessors. It is amazing how the Lord is doing just that. In the Foundations for Kingdom Intercession course, moderated by Martin Boardman and Mary Ellen, we have over 90 people from Canada, USA and UK signed up for this six-week online course.
Urgent call to prayer
Well here is another invitation for prayer which is once again “urgent!” Now, I know I call everything urgent. Perhaps that is because I am dyslexic and have no sense of time except that everything needed to happen yesterday. It is also that I have an acute awareness of Kairos moments and what the Lord is calling us to pray for today so that God can accomplish some Kingdom work in the future.
A Kairos Moment
Here is one of those urgent times – a Kairos moment — when some things must happen now if a Kingdom work is to be fulfilled in the future.
We need your help in praying in enough financial gifts to complete the renovation of the Log House at the Community of the Cross by the end of August 2019.
See the chart:
Now we could have built with what we just received from the insurance settlement, but we had already long ago grown out of our old building.
Called to Expand
We believe we have received guidance from the Lord that He wants us to build the building with an expanded kitchen, meeting/dining space and guest rooms to actually meet our present and future needs.
We are doubling the size of the k
We are adding two very nice guest rooms and a bathroom off the back of the newly expanded meeting area. In addition to this expanded construction, we are having to rebuild most of the interior of the Log House because of fire damage.
The Financial C
Unfortunately, we are coming up short $110,000.
Part of the cost over the $400,000 from insurance is because of unexpected expenses like major water issues – we are sitting on a hill side full of mountain springs!
Last week we had a meeting to discuss with the builders what would happen if we did not receive in time that full amount.
They have given us the numbers of what it would cost just to frame in, but not finish, the expanded parts of the building.
As an example, it would save $20,000 if we were not to complete the two bedrooms and bathroom.
But we desperately need those rooms now!
A Conversation with the Lord
This has driven me to prayer in which I had the following conversation with the Lord. “I thought you wanted us to expand the Log house to meet the needs for Your Kingdom work?”
I felt Him say that yes, this guidance was correct. I then asked, “Well Lord! We are short $110,000 and will not be able to comp
I felt the Lord say take this back to your intercessors and ask them to join in praying in agreement for the gifts needed to complete each part of the building that we were told to expand: the kitchen, the guest rooms and the meeting/dining space.
I believe I was guided to let others know just how much it would cost to complete each part and ask them to give to help complete this work.
Join us in praying
I believe the Lord really likes it when we ask specifically for things in the name of Jesus Christ for His kingdom work for His glory.
These are extra gifts needed beyond what we have and will receive from insurance and already received donations.
Estimated costs to finish building the log house
- Kitchen $9,000
- Guest Rooms $13,500
- New Bathroom $6,500
- Teaching/ Dining Room $34,000
- Existing Bedroom and Bathroom $11,000
- Great Room $17,000
- Other Spaces $10,000
- Appliances $10,000
Specific Prayer points
- Give thank that the Lord is restoring what was lost and redeeming what Satan intended for evil.
- Give thanks for the expanded facilities to be used for His Kingdom work.
- Pray that people will be led to give generously so that we can complete each of the expansions and have them up and running for fall events.
- Pray for the restoration process so that we can meet the growing needs of the ministry and take part in fulfilling the vision of the Community of the Cross as a Place of Encounter with Jesus Christ for Prayer, Equipping and Sending.
If the Lord speaks to you about giving financially to help see this happen you can give gifts for the Log House through the following link