Currently the accommodation we have for 5 is full and yet we are getting more requests from lads in prison who have trusted Christ, as well as others struggling with addiction and yet needing to attend a rehabilitation programme. We are praying as to how the Lord would have us meet this need DV.
We had it in our minds to buy another house which would be costly for a few extra rooms. Recently we spoke to the landlord of the mill about using that for 10+ self-contained flats. He responded enthusiastically saying that before the 2008 crash they had installed a new lift and staircase to the 2 top floors of the mill for the purpose of putting residential and office accommodation in that area. He felt that we would get planning permission in view of the need to find sustainable use of a listed building. He said that they would agree to a long lease (100+ years if required) and put us in touch with the architect who had done the original plans for this development. We have met with him and he is going to carry out a feasibility study for us. Please Pray!
Wesley and Alison Downs