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In limbo the morning after

The number on the home page this morning is $15,805, which is $4,195 short of our $20,000 goal for May 27. What happens now? That’s a great question with a somewhat complicated answer.
Let me first say that we’re thrilled at the amount of support people have shown for the Imagining Space project. We pushed our networks really hard over the past month–harder than we ever have for fundraising–and were extremely encouraged by the amount of joyful generosity that came back. We’re so grateful to everyone who responded with prayers, ideas, wisdom and money. Thank you! We are simply stunned.
The nature of real estate and fundraising seems to be that deadlines are never neat and tidy. Since we set the May 27 deadline in anticipation of a May 30 closing date on Huss School, we’ve had to push the closing date back due to the logistics of having to get so many things in order first. This change will give us time to follow up on some outstanding invitations to contribute and to continue to explore other connections. We’ll be setting a new deadline for ourselves soon depending on where the closing date lands and we’ll keep you posted, so watch the site and your e-mail.
In the meantime, please continue to pray for wisdom, courage and delight in the face of a big, big project. We’re looking forward to seeing where things land and holding loosely to all possibilities in a desire to be faithful to the Spirit’s leading.
Please also continue to consider what you might contribute (or who you might encourage to contribute) to the ongoing goals toward the purchase of Huss School and the embodiment of a Kingdom vision. We really appreciate your attentiveness, care and support!

Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma

Kirstin is a member of the *culture is not optional core community and is the Head Caretaker at GilChrist Retreat Center.