Monday, October 24, 2011

A way you can help!

Most of us have a car and that car needs gas. Here is a simple way that anyone and everyone can help contribute to our fund raising efforts to buy our piece of land. When you need to fill up go to Red Rivier Co-op and put it on our number 0343680

Don't make the mistake of doing nothing because you can only do a little! Do what you can!

Thank You

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Building Update:

I will be doing a flurry of blogposts as things are moving here at Soul Sanctuary fairly fast.

As you or may not know, we have an offer to purchase in the works for a facility and almost 5 acres of land.

Here is the plan: Very simply we need to raise as much cash as possible so that our mortgage is small. Simple enough! The beauty of it is that we have until Dec 30 to do so. That means that all of us can determine what we can give between now and the end of the year to the building fund. I need to remind all of you not to move your giving from general to building and think you are making a difference…you’re not. Continue to give as you have been doing, but also make a special attempt to give over and above to the building fund. We are not building a new facility to make us look good – we are building it to glorify God – to bring glory to Him through it. It will be put in place to minister to the people of our area. It will be a facility that will be in use the majority of the week, rather than sitting empty the majority of the week.

2 Corinthians 9:7 is a scripture that is written on our joy basket and want to bring it to our attention today. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

This verse is one reason why we do not "TAKE" an offering at Soul. Please note what it says: Everyone should give. Everyone should decide how much – from his heart. Everyone should give out of desire and love for God and His work – not feeling obligation or necessity. Everyone should offer it with joy. So your faith@home home work is determine what number you will be able to give by Dec 30th when our Building fund committee contacts you!

Secondly, be prepared to ask for a financial commitment or pledge regarding your giving for the next year so that we have a solid budget.

Third, we will be presenting an opportunity for small businesses to be challenged in that there is an anonymous contributor who is willing to match contributions from other businesses before Dec 30th. There is a potential for us to raise over $500,000 alone in this challenge. More info will be coming on this meeting.

So, raising hard cash before the end of the year is critical. Secondly, we will have investment opportunities in the form of a document called a "Mortgage Certificate." We will explains how this works in more detail with a special meeting, so stay tuned.

Finally, there are those of you who are specialists in then building trades and we are looking for your input and involvement when our building committee gets off the ground. However, before we bring in architects and engineers we need to raise the money. There it is in a nutshell!

Needless to say, we are trying to get all our ducks in a row so that we can close the deal by December 30th. What we are looking for simply is cash donations. If you are able to contribute financially to our building fund it would be greatfully appreciated! You can do so on line by clicking Here