To Build or Not to Build? That is the question. May/June 2016
As many of you may know, we have been planning for quite some time, to build a restaurant/guesthouse as a self-sustaining means of support for the ministry. We have land near the ABWE mission hospital in Kpele Tsiko, where most of us in ALMA work as our regular jobs. We saw God do amazing things as He provided about $20,000, almost HALF of what was originally estimated to build ($45,000). Well, as we’ve been trying to decide about how we could build something smaller with what we have, while waiting for the rest on our small lot, GOD was up to something bigger.
A man, whose land borders ours to the back and left side, came to us and asked if we would like to buy his property. On this 2 1/2 acre property, IS: a house with 4 bedrooms, 2 inside baths, 1 outside, living room, kitchen, porch, and storage shed. Also there is already a tower for placing a water tank, a gazebo with a second floor that overlooks the woods and a second small two room building that could be made into guesthouse rooms. The total price we would pay is $32,000 (1/2 now, 1/2 in December). Then there are many renovations to be done, which we do not yet have the estimate, but none less than $15,000 which brings us to a total of $48,000, only $3000 over the original estimation but with oh so much more!!
We cannot know what wonderful plans The Lord has for us, as His ways are so much higher than ours. We are ecstatic! What’s more is that there is much room for building out the back or for gardening, growing our own vegetables, compost pile, etc. Please pray with us that the rest would come in quickly. The $16,000 by the end of December and simultaneously for repairs, at least $15,000 maybe more. Thank YOU. My dear friends who love us and love the ministry God has given to us. We serve Him, our King of KINGS, and lay ourselves as an offering before Him, to be used as He will. Here are a few pics of the land and buildings on it. Yes, much work! But so worth it! We need you to come and help. Can you hammer, paint, plumb, plaster, build, roof, whatever needs done on a house, needs done here!! Or bring a team, we’d love to have all of you!! Please use the paypal on this site or go to abwe.org/give and write Brenda Mastin, ALMA Restaurant/Hotel to give online or also my church has an account for this, and you may call 859-491-1955 (Matt Shelton) for more information. To GOD be the glory, great things HE hath done!!