Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
188 acre Christian Family retreat Weekend of January 25th & 26th, 2003
Well, things are moving right along, Yesterday I saw Joyce Boos of Boos Realty in Harrison, Maine. I told her that Cec and I would pray and on Monday I would be back to make an offer. We are now prepared to make our initial offer, the offer will be: ninety six thousand dollars with nothing down and payable at four hundred dollars a month for twenty years. This works out to be $510.64 an acre.
Gentlemen, yesterday I asked you for money and equipment and prayers, today I am asking you to pray. Pray that first this is the Lord's will, that it is HE that wants a place in the foothills of the White Mountains for Christian families to have as a family retreat. And second that if it is His will, that He help me understand how I am going to do it and afford it. For I don't mind telling you that with our income and our expenses and taking into consideration something that Mac reminded me of yesterday, my age, how this is going to come together is well beyond my abilities and understanding.
In Paul"s first letter to the Thessolonians, he says:
Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Quench not the Spirit, despise not prophesying. But, prove all things; by holding fast to that which is good. And always Abstain from even the appearance of evil. (From 1 Thessolonians 5:16-22)
If this 188 acre site in East Stoneham, Maine is to be a Christian Family retreat, it will only be by God's will. And if it is His will, then it will be open for Christian Scout groups and Christian families to use for 25 dollars a week starting June 1st 2003. If it is His will, than this 188 acres will be open for Christian scouts to do their Eagle project starting May 1st, 2003 at zero dollars per week.
If it is not God's will, it will never happen, but just the same, I will thank God for the pleasant thoughts I have had, thoughts of families of 6, 8, 10 and more kids running around in the woods, enjoying themselves and enjoying God's creations outside the influences of the 'real' world. For yes, I must confess, that sitting here day dreaming about seeing my old friend Don and his ten kids running around and having fun, has been a pleasure few even dare indulge in. How I miss sitting and discussing God's word with Don. How I miss seeing his kids growing up. How I long to have a place where the Dons of this world can bring their families and relax, even if it is but for a week.
Please pray that this dream of mine be God's will.
The Lord our God, Messiah Yeshua be with and bless you all. Amen. And please pray for our President, for while I think of Christian retreats, he has a war that started on 9-11-01 on his mind. May our Lord be with and guide him and may he be open to God's word.
God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.
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