When praying last October I (Dustin) felt God wanted me to be more open to the idea of buying a house in Charlotte. So, I emailed Todd and Vickie (Base leaders in Charlotte) to be on the lookout for any houses that maybe open in the area.
They got back to me and told me about a house that was owned by some YWAMers who left YWAM Charlotte to pioneer a base elsewhere. They have been renting out the house for a few years but were open on selling. We started communicating with them and they gave us a walk through video of the house along with some pictures. We learned that the house is 1574 sq feet with a lot 8000+ sq feet with 3 bedrooms and 1 and 1/2 bath. They prayed on how much they should sell the house and they are willing to sell it to us for only $95,000 ($98,000 after closing).
As we prayed we felt that God wanted us to pursue the house.
This is a huge step for us, but in the long run it is the best way to go. If we can get a mortgage our payments would be around $500 a month. Rent in the same neighborhood for the same kind of house is $850 to $900. If we could buy this house it would help our monthly expenditures every month.
Here are some things you can pray about:
1- Pray that we can get a traditional mortgage. I have been working on my credit for the past year. Hopefully it would be enough to get this mortgage. We will start working on this in April when we get to the States.
2- Pray for the down payment. Of course this is a need. Pray that we can get it and also pray if you are to give a one time gift toward it. If you feel led to give please reply to this email and let us know.
Of course, we still need some more things as we make this move. We will be needing our airfare, a vehicle, furniture,etc that comes with this kind of move.
We are excited about this faith adventure. Big changes are coming. Thank you for being a part of it!
If you like to see more pictures of the house CLICK HERE
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