It was a real pleasure to announce this morning that our building campaign total now sits at £141,500 - this is a combination of existing reserves, lump sum gifts and the wonder of gift aid. This means we have crashed through our first two targets and are well on the way to reaching our £180,000 grand total.
It also means we have been able to put an initial offer on the building and hope to receive feedback from the agent this coming week. Please pray for continued favour with the agent and the vendor who is based in London. If our offer is accepted (possibly after further negotiation), we then need to action a building survey and the mortgage application process.
The other wonderful news is that we have already received over £26,000 in pledges which will contribute to our building costs over the next 4 years. This also puts us in a positive position when it comes to showing to the mortgage lender our ability to meet our repayments.
If you are still praying and thinking about what you should give - please don't worry time isn't running out. We would really like to reach our £180,000 target over the coming months and pledges (many not starting until January 2016) will benefit us over the longer period, so either way there is still time!
All the information on how to give can be found on our website:
We are still blown away by the way everyone has responded to this, we are truly humbled and grateful to God for such a wonderful church family.
With much love,
Steve & Tammy