Thursday, December 29, 2011

$250,000 and we could be open this spring


360 acres near Vulcan...I shot my first deer and Elk within 5 miles of this place.

This Ranch could work out well if the Lord leads someone to help us out.

The Lord has great things in store for His people!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Here is a awesome place

Found a killer location in an area I know well.

Someone just put it on craigslist for a killer price.
If you think the Lord is calling you to help us out NOW could be the time!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

waiting on the Lord

That is what we are doing.
Here is an interesting ministry called Moo Jesus.

While I don't plan on moving there, they have a lot of the right ideas.
A lot of the community outreach is nearly the same for what we envision doing with the pastors retreat.

Gods timing is perfect therefore we will be patient to receive His blessings.

Monday, July 25, 2011

A new listing that would work well

The previous listings I have posted are gone.
Here is a nice place right next to the lake.
obviously it is more expensive and we would need more money for set up but God can provide.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Still here.

Spending time exploring an online income to finance the retreat.
We have started working with the children's ministry in our local church.
We have been teaching Jr. church for children 4- 3rd grade, since the first of the year.

I know this is doable it is just being patient waiting on the Lord.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Gideons' Fleece

This site is just like the fleece Gideon put out to be sure the Lord was leading him in a certain direction.
I figure the Lord will bring the right person with the right funding here in His time.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

added insight to the ministry

Tanya has been feeling led to feed people.
The whole basis of my preparedness/survival learning is so we can help people.
The organic homesteading part of the retreat should go a long way towards helping and feeding people.

Tanya and I talked about it and decided we needed to learn Spanish. Gunnison has a growing population of immigrants that can be reached by something like this.

As far as my call to help pastors goes. While I was a pastor my most enjoyable time was Monday mornings when pastors from the various churches in the association would come together and fellowship. It was a time when we could talk and joke and share that we just couldn't do with our congregations. I am planning the retreat to be a place where I can talk to a burnt out pastor as someone who has been there and allow him to unwind and refresh.


upon further review

and with much prayer,
I still feel we are called to do this in Colorado.
The homestead here in Ohio makes a lot of logical sense, but, Colorado is where I think we are supposed to be.

I am changing the vision statement to reflect that we will be a nonprofit organization. After a lot of prayer I see the need to avoid even the appearance of evil in connection to taking gifts privately. Nonprofit status will add accountability to this ministry and in many eyes credibility.
I still feel strongly that if a time should arise when free speech is muzzled by adherence to tax status rules, we should at that time revert to a private organization.

The vision statement is just that a vision of how we should do things. It is not set in stone. It will become a mission statement put out by the board of the nonprofit ministry once we are organized.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Flowering where we are planted

Maybe we should look more to home for our ministry opportunities.

We can do essentially the same thing on our present 30 acre farm. Maybe not the pastor retreat right away but we can grow and feed people. I'm sure their are folks in this area that would like organically raised fruits and vegetables.

The big thing we have the opportunity to do here is raise sheep for the Muslim community. What an outreach!
They like to butcher on the farm so we wouldn't have to mess with processing or anything like that.

Maybe ever reconsider getting a non-profit status. That would probably help our outreach considerably. As long as it is not a preaching ministry I would probably be comfortable with that.

We talked about feeding the hungry a lot lately. We can grow food for literally 1000's on our farm if we just had the time and equipment.

That would mean me coming home and working the farm and the purchase of about $10,000 in equipment.

Expenses would run around $40,000 or less a year. Much more affordable than Colorado at this point.

God is working on me nudging and prodding. I'm still too stupid sometimes to get the idea right the first time.