12 June 2011

Not getting my way does seem to work out...

Two weeks ago the GBI Board approved the purchase of 3 acres of land that has been the center of our land disputes for the last 6 months... when the Board says "yes" it's "go time" over here...

Unfortunately this time around... we have hit a stall... the land title owner is an elderly woman and she has been too sick to negotiate... and until we reach an agreement with her we cannot begin to negotiate with the squatters...

Seeing that this is one of the two main reasons I am in Uganda while my family is getting some rest in California it is a bit of a frustration... If nothing is happening here it seems a bit pointless not to be with them...

But on the other hand... not getting my way does seem to work out...

Last year at this time we started negotiating to purchase a school in Gayaza... I was in the same boat... negotiating for a piece of land while trying to raise funds or secure a loan at the same time... in that case it feel through and the seller ended up stealing over $100,000 from the next buyer to come along... by the time they realized he was a fraud he was no where to be found...

So today I sit here with things not going my way but a small voice saying that maybe this time God has a better plan once again...

Last year we ended up getting a campus twice the size for the same price and paying for it in cash when someone came forward to write a check for the exact amount...

This year I would have a hard time imagining us not getting this piece of land... already we have been approached by a number of ministries wanting to host some amazing conferences for thousands of pastors on this field we haven't purchased yet... it seems like a perfect outdoor venue and a vital piece in the middle of our campus...

But still I wonder whether or not God has a different plan for acquiring it..

The middle ground between "no" and "not yet" ... or "work harder" and "have more faith"... are always difficult grounds for me to tread...

Right now I am learning to rest in the fact that God's plans will prevail... and He'll fill me in when its time...


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