Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Major Step Within Reach

I just went by and spoke to the landlord of the place we would like to lease. He has agreed to our terms. Our one-year lease will begin June 1. He has given us a month of free rent so we can make the transition in the space. This will be Java Journey ( under the umbrella of Living Hope Church. Thanks for your prayers - keep 'em going.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Please Pray

Four of us met with the landlord of the space we've been looking at. The place right next to where we were looking is just now opening up. It's about 500 square feet smaller but has most of the work done.

We all had dinner afterward and agreed that I will call him tomorrow and ask for $200 less per month for the smaller space than he is asking, one month free and a one-year lease beginning June 1.

I'll post the result when I found out his response.

Friday, April 24, 2009

GPS "God Possesses Sovereignty"

"Recalculating route. Make the next legal U-turn."

For those of you who have been following our very deliberate process, you will recall how we wrestled with the issue of either going non-profit or for-profit. We initially chose the latter.

Now that we've hit a giant stone wall of the banking industry freezing loans (we applied to 6), we've discovered that in the time-period, we saw community and like-minded vision develop with different fellowships. This was a surprise we did not anticipate or foresee. Our organic (house) church has been fortified by the strength of trust and intimacy that we did not have the first 12 months of living here. The support of what we want to do has flourished into the hearts of those who are part of our bi-weekly gatherings. Other followers are hearing the heartbeat too. On Sunday, May 24th, we will share our vision with Trinity Fellowship Church in Hickory. Our prayer is that we will appeal to those who can help us upfit the location for reaching out to the community through Java Journey.

So as it stands presently, we are going establish Java Journey under the umbrella of Living Hope Church (an established non-profit). LH will eventually buy the equipment we have purchased and will oversee the JJ ministry and operation.

We will provide more details as we travel down this artery.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Long Hiatus

Sorry about the large gap. We've gotten to a critical turn. The following post(s) will detail.