Old Schoolhouse - Praise the Lord o my soul... (15/2)

Please consider the points below as you pray for the Old Schoolhouse team and process this week.

Fundraising. Please continue to pray for the writing of trust applications, and for the visit by a representative of Joseph Rank Trust. Pray for wisdom in writing these applications, that we would communicate our vision well, that the applications would be well received by the trusts and that we would receive the funding we need to get the Old Schoolhouse in good shape. May God be glorified in all we do.

Partnerships. Thank God for good meetings with potential tenants/partners and for the interest various organisations have in partnering with us.

Planning/Pre-application. Thank God for the planning committee meeting which took place on Tuesday. It was constructive and progress was made. Please pray for energy and wisdom in the preparation of the pre-application which will be submitted in a few weeks.

Please pray for wisdom about the redevelopment of the ground and 1st floors of the Old Schoolhouse. In particular, a key meeting /working session within MRC to explore and narrow down the brief for how to do the development so that we meet the vision, enhance the core ministries of MRC and see new openings for partnership that will take us onto new ground.

Local community. Thank God for constructive communication that has already taken place with the school and continue to pray for upcoming meetings (tbc) with the school's governing body, tentatively scheduled for mid-March to work through various issues.

Pray that the way we act, speak and listen, and interact with the local community would be a reflection of God’s love and care for people.

We are so grateful. We long that this project will serve the local community well and that many might meet Jesus.