I received this email from Ian Anderson who leads the Buildings Team:
Hello Buildings Team!
you again for your input on Monday evening as we discussed the way forward
with 171 Basingstoke Road. It was useful looking at layout
and deciding we could fit into this space and make it work for us.
I had a call from our commercial agent yesterday to say, that the agents
have received three offers. Two of which are unconditional
cash buyers and a third offer subject to planning . We are the fourth
offer, which is conditional on change of use etc and not cash.
They are apparently going to accept one of the unconditional offers and that
does put us out of the running from this point of view.
never doubt Gods ability to turn things around now or later - we could
still get this building, it looks less likely it will be ours in the near
future. Yes I am disappointed and this is the most promising
building we have seen in the last 18 months of looking. But our God is never a
disappointment, he is reliable, trustworthy, he has our best interest at heart
and his timing is perfect. So I think we should see this as an encouragement to pray and seek God, believing he will supply all
our needs according to his riches in heaven.
is my TOP VERSE FOR THE YEAR AHEAD, which I think fits this situation rather
well 'May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust
in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit'. Romans
you again for all your support - Ian
Whilst this is disappointing, we have only expended time, prayer & energy and not any RFC money. And we are confident that God is with us and will give us what we need when we need it. Let's wait and see how it all drops out in the New year.