As some of you know, the July Carr Fire has dramatically impacted housing for all of our single girl staff and students. The neighborhood where they were living this summer was devastated by the fire. Miraculously the house we were in is still standing. Unfortunately, however, it suffered damaged that kept us from returning to live there. Thankfully, we were able to come up with some short term solutions, and as we prayed, the Lord provided a truly amazing long-term house for us! The Lord has also recently provided an addition option to help us keep up with growth!
As we prayed back in August and September, we asked God for a few very specific things. This house has them all! Our staff girls and a few students have now been living in this beautiful home on Cessna Dr since early September. It has become a place of rest and peace and a stunning representation of promises fulfilled. The landlords have even given us a great lease-to-own agreement, so to complete the purchase as quickly as possible we are launching this new property fundraising campaign!
But God wasn’t finished with just this one home! As our base has been steadily growing, we foresaw the need for yet another girls’ house and began to pray again.
Not too long ago, a call came through our base. The man on the other line asked if we were in need of a dorm. Little did he know, this is exactly the thing we had been praying and asking the Lord for! And to make it even better, he was offering to sell it to us at a seller financing option to help us get into it easier; another thing we were praying specifically for.
This second house on Placer Dr is just over 4,000 square ft, is currently 5 bedrooms (but could easily be converted to 8 bedrooms) and 3 1/2 bathrooms. It is setup to house 24 people, with an 8 car parking lot, and is just a few minute walk from our main meeting location as well as our guys’ and couples’ housing.
The house was previously a woman’s shelter and most recently a mens rehab house. The owner shared with us that he is a believer and wanted the house to be used for christian ministry. He and his wife are getting older and wanted to sell it to the right ministry and he felt like the Lord said to call YWAM.
In order to purchase and move into the Placer St house, we need raise $74,000 by November 1st.
This is our immediate and most crucial need, however, our Property Fundraiser is also going toward the first house on Cessna Dr.
In total, we are looking to raise $280,000 to complete the purchases of BOTH houses. We are in anticipation to see how the Lord will faithfully provide for us, and we are inviting you to partner with our vision and mission! Join us in welcoming future growth!
To be a part of the miracle God is unfolding for our growing ministry, select the “Property Fundraiser” option in the drop down bar above. Any and every amount donated is gratefully received and helps us to further the Great Commission!