We moved into Great House Farm, in Monmouthshire, over August. God is good!
It was a year long battle to buy this house. We felt the land, the whole purchase, was hugely contested and it took a huge spiritual battle for us to take ownership of our new home. The way God wants you to go isn’t alway easy but he has been faithful, good and true to his promise every day of our long journey to become owners of our little corner of the country.
For anyone else stepping into a God-birthed dream we’d love to pray for you and support you, we know it can feel like pushing a closed door sometimes! Please do get in touch.
Since moving in we have had a veritable army of friends, family and generous volunteers giving up their time and resource to help us get started on the huge amount of work that needs doing at the farm. From sanding woodwork to steaming wallpaper and painting, we are so grateful for the kingdom army we’ve had standing with us.
There is still a huge amount to do but we know God is providing for every step of the way. From bringing us a talented, hardworking project manager to help us arrange and coordinate everything to friends who can tile and a kitchen company who can stick to our strict budget. The further into this faith journey we go the clearer we can see that God has worked out each and every detail. Here’s to our good God!
We have raised just over £50,000 of our £180,000 pledge target and continue to be blown away by people’s generosity. Not only are people giving money, but also their time and resource and we wouldn’t be here without it. From the mum who came and steamed wallpaper with her baby on one hip, to the mum of four giving up her precious school hours to slave away at our hallway and the many more incredible volunteers who’ve come – we feel so privileged to witness how faithfully God’s church can show up. We have to give a special thank you to our friends at Highworth Community Church who have done an incredible amount of work on the house despite being over an hour away. We are so grateful.
Now we’re settling into Great House Farm we hope to kick off some of our Coming Home events so keep an eye on your inbox. For now though do please follow our new Instagram account where you’ll see pictures of the house renovations, news of approaching events and find links to the articles and podcasts we will start to publish. We believe community happens around a dinner table, but we’re hoping a small online presence will mean more people know about that table!