It is one thing to have an idea, it is another to see that idea transformed into reality.
During the last several years we started putting together the ingredients needed to turn the concept of the Anchor House into reality.
We set designers to work creating a concept of the space that would house around 40 students. We formed a board and created bylaws to help our team make wise decisions. We spent hours grilling those who run similar yearlong Bible Schools to make sure that we learned from their failures and successes. We created a budget and started raising funds.
All the time our concentration was to do this new work with excellence and honor to God. We would work within His timetable, not ours.
We grabbed the 2 acre lot that would someday be the home for the Anchor house so that we could get a better idea of where to place the buildings and the fruit trees that would someday shower students with mangos, bananas, avocados and tangerines.
And we submitted our design drawings to the local planning departments for approval.
Then we gave thanks and prayed.