I am thankful for the ONLY open door God has provided with our housing situation. In just 10 days we will moving into a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with extra large bonus room and 2 car detached garage....and a large fenced yard. That is double the space we have now. I am thankful for the new landlord who has said he will not raise rents. (That's what our existing landlord said too). The new one has been easy to work with so far and quite flexible. The rent and utilities are DOUBLE what we pay now and unless God opens doors of income, we are upside down big time. That is not a comfortable place to be. However, this is the ONLY choice we have... and we have to trust that God is leading us this direction. Oh - did I tell you we have a sexual predator right across the street from this new place?
He promises to meet all of our needs. Phil 4:19. We have to have $3750 by 8/20. We have just a small amount right now. We have an open insurance claim for hail damage we had while in KC. We are awaiting reply to see if we can just not repair our car and take the cash? It's been a month with no response yet with continued follow up.
I am struggling with feelings of anger and frustration at our existing landlords. I was talking with someone in our home group and she said she was going through the same emotions towards them too. The tension around here (they live next door) is thick. They avoid us, run into their home when we come out and passive aggressive behavior. It is just unreal. We have no idea what changed in their minds or hearts - but it sure seems demonic. The only communication we have with them is through their attorney. I go back and forth - praying for them and then having thoughts of ill will. I have to continuously forgive them. Now I truly know what Joseph felt when he was sent to jail for something he didn't even do. Thankful we aren't going to jail...but the prison of added financial stress is almost as bad.
On the brighter side - we are almost 1/2 packed. I've had a few friends come to help me during the day. Most of the rest can't be done until we decide to eat off paper plates and not cook. LOL. We also have 2 trucks and trailers along with a few men to help with the move. That will help as we won't have to rent a Uhaul.
I do see God's hand in all this. Really - we've been praying for God to bring us into a bigger place to accommodate all that He is having us do! That I'm thankful for! It truly is a miracle that this house for the price became available and how it came to our attention was an answer to prayer. We didn't have to qualify our income. He didn't call our existing landlord because who know what they would have said about us. He only checked our credit and background which of course we passed with flying colors! The location (though in town) is convenient. And yet, He still has 8 days before we sign the lease.... and would love to see BREAKTHROUGH in stepping into DESTINY - the RETREAT property. ??? That would be our prayer still........
I am thankful for the many of you who reach out to us and share that you are praying for us! It touches me deeply. I cry often in thanksgiving to God for you!
I am thankful that God promises a future and a hope!
I am thankful that He is faithful no matter what we are going though!
Hugs, love and prayers.
Ken & Michele Cole
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1. Non tax deductible donations can be made to:
Ken & Michele Cole, PO Box 1982, Hamilton, MT 59840 (preferable as the options below will tax us)
This is the only way currently we can use funds for our personal needs at this time. or through
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2. Tax deductible options:
Checks payable to Sonlit Fields, PO Box 1982, Hamilton, MT 59840
This goes into our ministry account to be used for outreach and saving towards our vision.
Donor Fund - The Signatry - Ken & Michele Cole - listed under Want InSight Fund.
7171 W 95th Street, Suite 501, Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone 913 310 0279
This is an option to keep gifts anonymous - again for outreach and savings toward our vision.
God has given us a vision to build a retreat property along with ministry equipping center.
The retreat portion of our ministry is to provide a safe place for pastors, lay leaders & other ministry folks to come and be refreshed & encouraged through prophetic ministry (if wanted). We will offer private cabins with kitchens & full bathrooms, and plenty of places to roam on the property to get quiet with the Lord.
We will offer other specialty retreats - marriage, healing, prophetic teaching & activating people into the world & health and wellness retreats and more.
The Lord has graced us with the desire to come alongside the Church - to bring healing, deliverance & freedom to new/newer believers. We are not wanting to replace their church, but better help them be ready to serve in their church.
In our community building - we will eventually have a 24/7 prayer room, healing & prophetic rooms and a place for community worship services for those on the property.
Our passion is to minister to a lost & hurting world. To equip the saints to do the same and to be a blessing to our community and surrounding areas. Our hopes are that we can pour out God's love in a mighty way to bring more and more souls into the Kingdom, get them discipled, called into their purpose & destiny and released to do God's business!!!! We also have a passion to give generously to help those in need and to help others launch into their God given destinies.