A message of hope for the city of lights.
Every so often an opportunity arises that is unique. Though it may seem out of reach; and many people say that it can’t be done, God somehow stirs your heart to believe that with Him, all things are possible.
God stirs your heart to believe that with Him all things are possible.
We find ourselves in such a time. For nearly a quarter of a century our church has been renting a facility that has adequately served our needs. We’ve wanted to buy it for years, but the owners didn’t want to sell it to us. Then during a time of prayer and fasting this past September we received an offer from the owners that we could not refuse.
Their selling price is just 1.3 million euros, roughly $1.5 million (US). It had taken us more than 20 years of savings to come up with 90,000 €, but the banks were requiring that we come up with 400,000 € as a down payment. With just a month to go before our deadline, we lack only 70,000 € to hit our mark.
We need your help to get across the finish line of phase 1.
Who would have thought just six months ago that victory would be so close. But we need your help to get across the finish line.
Let me ask you for just 3 things :
Please pray that God gives us wisdom and favor in dealing with the banks. As a rule they do not like working with churches.
Pray that God gives us wisdom and favor in dealing with the city officials. As a rule they do not like working with churches either. The mayor of our city in the suburbs of Paris is from the communist party; and his cabinet is largely filled with Muslims. Our property is on the main boulevard that cuts through the center of the most sought-after real estate of the city.
Would you make a financial contribution to help us get across the finish line?
I am asking you to invest in a dream to Transform Paris for the generations to come.
Our vision doesn’t stop with buying this building, built in the 1940’s. We are going to buy it, knock it down, and build a 4-5 story multipurpose, revenue-generating facility that will house a state of the art conference center, student housing, a start-up incubator and numerous social-help centers reaching our community.
It will stand … as a light to the nations.
The building will stand not only as a testimony of God’s faithfulness, but it will radiate a message of hope to the city of lights. When hundreds of thousands of people attend the summer Olympic Games in Paris in 2024, our new building will also stand in the midst of all of the activity as a light to the nations.
As good of a real estate opportunity as this is, I’m not asking you to invest in a structure. I’m asking you today to invest in a dream to Transform Paris for the generations to come. Many of you reading this have been so instrumental in supporting our ministry over the years. Would you dig deep and help us with what is absolutely the biggest challenge God has ever given us to do?
You can contribute by sending your gift to :
P.O. Box 6937
Charlottesville, VA 22906
Or via PayPal, by clicking on the Donate button on this page : www.rkbaxter.com/support