Well, I believe that I have tempted all 5 of my readers long enough. And I did say, here, that I would share my news with the rest of the bloggy world and beyond, today.
So, TCC and MIA, you have guessed correctly!!! We are MOVING!!! And, oh, did God out do Himself this time!! Some of you saw the house we sold before we moved to NC. For those of you who didn't, we used to live in a small 3 bedroom home. For the six years that we owned the house, CJ and I poured blood, sweat, and tears into it. We had felt like the Lord had instructed us to buy the property as an investment for our future. Little did we know that the future included bible school!
Moving right along, our home was sweet but lacked many of the extra comforts out there. Such as, cabinet space, more bedrooms, a dishwasher, closet space, etc, etc. But the biggest problem was the layout. It was very difficult for CJ and I to have company stay or even have large groups over.
For years CJ and I have prayed asking the Lord for the opportunity to have a home where we can host missionaries, large groups, or small groups, and more. Recently, we felt as though the Lord gave us a vision, to house international students from the school we are attending. We have such a desire to have people in our home and part of our lives.
And so, this is exactly what the Lord is giving us! We are thanking Him over and over again. We found a home, to rent (with option to buy), in the beautiful historic district of our town. It is (hold onto your seats everyone) 3000 square feet! The home was built in 1905 and has all the charm of an older, well kept, with many extras, house. It features, 4 bedrooms, a living room, dining room, HUGE kitchen, den and 3 (yes, I said 3) FULL bathrooms. To make matters, even better, an interior decorater once occupied it and used his skills throughout most of the house.
We are thrilled! And again, praise the Lord for this opportunity. As it stands, we plan to have two students live with us. The school has already talked with us about hosting events! Again, our hearts are thrilled.
One of the best features, is by having students live with us, our rent will actually half of what it is currently! Did I not tell you that God out did himself????
Without further ado.... I present you with pictures of our new digs!!!
Posted in: on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 at at 1:30 PM