N218 UPDATE 8/16/2018

This is the latest update from the design team. It may need a few tweaks but we should be ready to submit it to the city for approval. Pray that we find favor with the city as we submit our plans. CLICK HERE for a high resolution PDF. There are also some building modifications that are on the PDF version. 

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N218 Update 7/28/2018 Latest Update

I have been in contact with the design team and they sent over an amended plan. I have requested more changes. If you want to see the PDF version of these CLICK HERE

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N218 Update 7/3/2018 This is a possible configuration of the land layout. 

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N218 Update 7/2/18 First Draft Floor Plans

This weekend I announced that we had received our first draft floor plans from the design team. These plans are a very rough draft. Many changes will be made in order to accommodate all of the needs. We have submitted suggested updates and should be getting a revised floor plan soon. 

This week we will be working on plot development plans and submitting them to the city. I will post them when they are done.  Here is a link to the PDF version of these plans. CLICK HERE

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Ground Floor Plan first draft

 Second Floor Plan first draft

Second Floor Plan first draft

Making progress on 4th Street

 
“And I told them of the hand of my God which had been good upon me, and also of the king’s words that he had spoken to me. So they said, “Let us rise up and build.” Then they set their hands to this good work.”
— Nehemiah 2:18
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June 18th 2018

How is the land coming? When are we going to break ground? How soon will we have a new building?” These are the questions people have been asking since the announcement about the 4th street property at Easter service. Frustratingly, I didn’t have the       answers to any of these questions!

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To add to that, I was growing increasingly nervous.  The property’s closing time approached, and, some days, it looked as if the deal was going to fall through. I asked the Lord, “Are we even going to close on the first step of this project?”

During the month of May, I felt compelled to go out of my way to drive to the     property and pray. I took my family, I took each of my kids, and, at times, I went alone.  We would pray, “LORD, would you work this out?” “Are you going to allow us to do ministry here in the heart of        Emmett?”  I know many of you have been praying similarly, thank you! 

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On June 1st, with all seemingly against us, we finally closed, and the property officially became ours! The seller donated fifty thousand   dollars and we were able to put down another fifty thousand, along with the closing costs. Because of the Lord’s provision, and your      response to God’s call for generosity, we have  already paid off 1/3rd of the sale price! I have no doubt God will provide all that will be needed, as it is needed, for the project.

“What now?” Is the question many of you will be asking.  Here is where we are: I have submitted our plans to the design team. They will work on our building plans and the landscape engineering. When they are done with the plot layout, we can submit it to the city for approval. Not long after that, we have some mock-up drawings of the building on the new     property. At that point, we will give a presentation to the Church and School to determine if we are ready to move to the building phase of the project.

At the end of the day, this is the Lord’s project. We must continue to look to Him and His guidance to move forward. I am grateful for all of you who have been seeking the Lord in all of this. Please continue to pray and let’s see what God can do!