It has been a blessing to have such a wonderful place to host teams and volunteers, and we have been especially blessed by the fact that the rent is very cheap and has never increased in the 5 years that we have been in it.
We feel that it is time that we begin to look at buying a building in the same block, rather than continually renting the one that we have been in for the past 5 years. The housing complex is currently fixing them up and buyers get a newly renovated building as opposed to one that is in dire need of quite a lot of repair (like the one that we currently rent).
After 5 years of teams and volunteers passing through Ratchaburi and graciously sleeping on the floor, in the searing heat of Thailand with only one ceiling fan per room, we would like to be able to have a place of our own that we can make our special place of blessing for teams.
Teams and volunteers work really hard while they serve with us - loving the poor, the young, the old, the imprisoned, the foreigner, and the persecuted in Ratchaburi. They serve the local church and work alongside the local government. They come with hearts to be a blessing, and to show the love of Jesus to the people in Ratchaburi province and the surrounding provinces.
To buy a new building, it will cost us 1,500,000Baht (US$50,000). While this amount seems impossible to us, we know that if God is in it, nothing is impossible.
Please believe with us for this building - that many more teams may be blessed while serving here in Ratchaburi!