Our New Headquarters
OUR NEW HOME...
Terradez Ministries has called the Charis Christian Center building our home for over three years, and it has been an incredible blessing! However, the Lord has been leading us to leave the nest, to find a permanent headquarters which would give the ministry even greater opportunities for growth.
The Lord brought to our minds the story of the children of Israel and the land He had promised them. He told them that this land would have, “…Large and beautiful cities which you did not build, houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig…” (Deuteronomy 6:10-11). Essentially, the Lord was telling them that He had a land for them that had already been prepared for everything they would need!
In the same way, we were believing that God had the perfect place for Terradez Ministries, with an existing infrastructure that could simply be renovated and expanded. So, we started to look, with a few things in mind.
We always want to be careful to use wisdom and prudence with the funds generously given by our partners and friends, so rented spaces felt like a disturbing waste of resources. We also felt that ownership would allow us the freedom we need to unapologetically minister the Gospel without any oversight or censorship. We looked all over Colorado Springs, and even in other states, but nothing felt right.
Yet, God was the one who had led us on this mission to expand, and He was the one who had a perfect plan! One of our faithful partners owns a beautiful, 26-acre property in the mountains near Woodland Park, Colorado. Years ago, when visiting this property, we casually said to the owner, “If you ever want to sell the property, we would love to purchase it.” We thought this was very unlikely, as they had been there for 35 years. Yet, just as we were in the process of searching for our own property, they contacted us with an absolutely supernatural offer on their land. They had no idea we were even looking!
This property has been professionally valued at approximately $900,000, but our partner generously offered it to us for only $635,000! When we heard this offer, Carlie and I instantly knew in our hearts that this was a God-ordained deal for Terradez Ministries’ new permanent home. Since this is being offered to us at a price so much lower than market value, this is an incredible investment.
God's Perfect Plan
On the land are existing structures which will be easily converted into our ministry offices, accommodating all our USA staff and fulfillment department, plus another building for a fabulous new television and social media studio. This picturesque land has space for our current needs and also provides ample room to expand in the future.
The decision to purchase the property was made on a Tuesday, and it was immediately evident that God’s hand is working mightily to make it happen. Within a week, we had already raised $288,000! We are believing God to be able to purchase this property outright. Whereas we could obtain financing, we would prefer to keep our operating costs as low as possible so we can use ministry resources for expanding the Gospel rather than on paying interest.
This is a special piece of land. It has acres of woodlands, a pond, multiple scenic rock outcroppings, and a 2-mile walking trail that has been faithfully prayed over. This is a land that has been dedicated to the Gospel. Therefore, Terradez Ministries—along with our partners, friends, and those with whom we share the Gospel—will be inheriting the blessing. We are fully persuaded this is the land God has promised all of us!