A generous person who had similar goals as the Refuge bought the property on Newark in hopes that the Refuge would partner with them in serving the homeless in Lapeer County. We looked forward to working together with the owner to accomplish our goals. However, even though our goals are similar, our methods differed and stretched us beyond the parameters we had set for ourselves as well as those the township had set for the Refuge. Although we are very grateful to the owner of the Newark property, we had to separate from our partnership. The owner has a big heart and the Refuge wishes many blessings in Christ in doing the work of generously giving to the kingdom of God. We are pleased to know that the owner will continue in work with one of our partners Stone Soup as a farm to produce food. We look forward to working with the owners in the future in providing an avenue for our work programs.
If you would like to know more about this issue and what the Refuge is planning for the future come to our public meeting this Sunday, December 14 at 3PM at the Lapeer Event Center 655 N Saginaw St..
Author: Andrew Terry