Hello Catalyst friends and family! Here is a quick update on our new location...
We recently signed a contract that would allow us to lease a property for 3-5 years with an option to buy. After signing the contract we moved into a period of 60 days (during this 60 days we can back out but the landlord cannot). We have been using that 60 days to do several things. One thing we wanted to do is see if we could raise enough funds to reasonable and responsibly move forward. Another thing we wanted to do in that 60 day window was to get the towns approval on several items and to finalize some estimates.
Here is the GREAT news...
We are off to a great start and successfully raised the money we felt we needed to in order to comfortably move forward financially! We thought we would have 60 days to raise an initial goal of $50,000. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, we were unable to let anyone at Catalyst know about this 60 day period until we were already down to 42 days. Talk about making things even more impossible! If that weren't enough, we missed a few Sundays during that 60 day-turn 42 day period.
We needed people at Catalyst to really step up and we needed nothing short of a miracle! It is so exciting to see God's people step up and to see God do the miraculous! During this small time period you actually gave over $53,000. Thank you Catalyst for making this next step possible! God is really doing amazing things in and through you!!!
We have actually been given an extension on our 60 day period of due diligence. The next major obstacle is parking and traffic. The land owner was a little late getting us some things we needed in order to formulate a site plan. Because they were late, we still haven't heard back from the town. Because they were at fault, they are giving us an extension until we hear back from the town. There is a small chance the town may want us to create a new entrance/exit and possibly a new traffic light. If this is required the costs would be astronomical and would certainly kill any chance of us moving into this new location.
Another area of concern is a sprinkler system. If we need a sprinkler system that would most likely make it hard for us to raise or justify the cost.
What Can You Do?
Keep praying! We have seen God do the miraculous and we have seen some amazing doors open to us. We need a few more doors to open and we still have a long way to go financially. God has been faithful to this point and we believe as long as his people remain faithful to Him that He will provide the miracles. Would you pray like you have never prayed before? We are getting close and that likely means Satan will try to attack like never before. Let's join and pray like never before and watch the miracles unfold!!!
Thank you Catalyst for doing whatever it takes!!!