We Got a House!!!!!
The Lord has been so faithful in this whole process. It is not an easy thing to find a house in Mozambique. Unfortunately, there is a lot of dishonesty we came up against with various real estate agents. It was over a week ago that my friends first looked at this house. Since then, we met to discuss a contract with the original owner with plans to sign the next day. After leaving our meeting, the owner found someone to buy the house and chose to sale rather than rent to us. We were disappointed but didn't feel it was a closed door. Instead we persistently sought out the new owner. He was open to talking about our project and, in the end, rented to us.
All along, we believed this was the house God was going to give us. That didn't mean it would be easy to get to the point of signing a contract. I feel like the Lord was asking, "Do you trust me? Do you believe that I speak to you? Then persevere in this." And now we reap the rewards!
As Ian, Steve, Alexis and I prepare to move into this new house and begin setting up temporary housing for street kids, I am reminded of the verse in Psalm 127:1:
"Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain..."
Father, we invite you to come and build this house. Build this project. Be glorified in the Kunyhmela house!!!