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Closing today…

Thank you to all of you who have sent your congratulations on meeting our first fund raising goal, either virtually or in person or just through your thoughts and prayers. People keep saying to us, “Wow! You must be excited!” Well, yes, we are excited. It’s been so liberating to be able to begin imagining specific possibilities for the space at Huss School after having to push “pause” for several weeks of discernment and fund raising.
At the same time, our excitement is tethered by ongoing logistical details and an appropriately sobering awareness of the responsibility we’re about to take on, not just in terms of earth and bricks and mortar and money, but in terms of honoring a community’s dreams and needs, as well as our own big ideas. I think it’s not unlike having a baby, with all of the joy and uncertainty accompanying that decision.
At this point, it looks like the closing that was scheduled for this afternoon at 3pm is going to happen and we’re doing everything we can to get there. We’ve finally secured an insurance policy and we’re working feverishly to get all of the paperwork in order. We’ll post an update later this evening, but in the meantime, please hold us and this project in prayer for peace, for wisdom and for joy.

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.