Thursday, October 2, 2014

We're In! Update!

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We're In!

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God  who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.  Deuteronomy 7:9

Did any of you doubt God would find us home in time?  Are you praying and believing for something but it hasn't come to pass yet?  Can you trust God to bring you through or meet your need?  The answer is YES, emphatically, YES!!!!!

Whoohooo!!! God is good! All the time! He did it!  On Thursday 9/25, we were driving past what we call the retreat property as we do almost every day.  Ken decided to take the scenic route through a neighborhood and we came upon a home for sale that was vacant.  We hadn't been down this road before.  So, we called the number on the sign and the owner told us where we could find a key to go in and look.  He wasn't sure if he wanted to rent it as he preferred to have it sold.  He also told us there was an open house scheduled for Saturday.  If no one showed interest on Saturday, he said he would consider us leasing it.

When we walked in, we were amazed.  The carpet and flooring was all new, fresh new paint on every wall, new countertops, range, ceiling fixtures, plumbing appliances etc.  OMG, it was clean and fresh and small.  Did I say small, I mean tiny.  It's about 1000 sq ft.  (remember we moved out of 4500sq ft in Overland Park, to a 2200 sq ft - our first rental in Eldo to now this!!!   Unfortunately, the open house was slow and no one showed interest who came (we did pray God's will be done and if God wanted to sell this home, to do so).   The owner agreed to let us rent, add a fence for the dogs, and take house off market UNTIL we are ready to move out.  That means we can lease indefinitely UNTIL the Lord opens the door for the "retreat property".   (It took 12 truck & trailer loads - 10 of which went into someone's basement and the other 2 into our new rental home).  Whew!!!  But Thank GOD for bringing us around 12 people to help those two days.  We are completely moved out of old.... still much to unpack in new!

Well....on the day we moved in 9/27 & 9/28.... we discovered, the range didn't work, the garbage disposal didn't work, the outlet for the dryer didn't work, the water connection for the washer didn't work, the tub didn't drain and it didn't have a water hook up for the refrigerator.  We contacted the landlord and with absolutely no concern, he said he'd call his repair guy to come out immediately.  The repair guy called within minutes and was out fixing all of this.......but one more thing happened.....when he went to turn off the main water supply outside, the pipe broke.  It was old and rusted.  Not his fault.  That little pipe broke required a trenching guy to come out, dig up a 35' x 4' trench so the repair guy could lay new piping.  That got done, but then the repair guy noticed the water meter was also leaking...which required him to contact the city to get repaired.  They came out the next day and trenched a 10' x 4' hole.  And water was off for the majority of those two days.   Believe it or not, we had complete peace and was just so thrilled to be in this new place!!  It is so good to be out of the old rental.  If you only knew what we endured in that home!  Ugh!  But God promoted us and gave us this wonderful place to call home for now.  Praise God!

Are you wondering if God will show up in time for your situation?  This has been a season of really going deep, pressing into Him more and more and learning what it means to abide in the vine!  It has been hard, but I believe fruitful.  We are learning more and more on how faithful He truly is and that He is our provider.  He will meet our needs (in His timing) and won't disappoint us.  Sometimes He leaves us hanging on the edge, but I think that's so He gets the glory and we learn we can't do it in our strength.  And a big lesson really learning Psalm 46:10 - Cease striving and KNOW that He is God! 

We are still contending and believing that the "retreat property" (open to another option if He so leads) will be forthcoming.  We don't know His timing on this, but are continue to walk out in faith how He is directing us..

We are excited to be starting our home group in the near, near future.   We're are blessed beyond belief as many people God has put before us are telling us we are answer to their prayers.  Looking forward to seeing what God will do!  It's been a lot of plowing and sowing!  Time to reap the harvest!  Whoohoo!!

Please continue to keep us in prayer as the Lord leads.  Specifically for my health (still much fatigue, limited sleep and high pain levels.. yet God's grace is sufficient for now).  Pray also for the provision for the vision of the retreat center/ministry center.  Where He leads, He will meet the need!

We appreciate you and BLESS your ongoing support.  

If you have been blessed by this ministry or feel led to support what God is doing through us - financially, below are a few options.  Your generosity and your prayer support is greatly appreciated and needed as we continue to walk in faith and God's calling. 

God Bless YOU -
Ken & Michele Cole,

Tax deductible donations can be made by visiting:
1., select Ministry Projects, then use drop down box Ken & Michele Cole - Want InSight?
2. Or you can donate through my medical account, select Medical Projects, then Michele Cole.  
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3.  You can donate through our Donor Fund at National Christian Foundation:

Donate to Ken & Michele Cole-  The Want InSight Phil 4:19 Fund !

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