The battle does continue with no resolution on licensing concerns at this point. However, there is a progression going on in the steps needing to be taken. Currently one property has been approved for Board and Lodge license. The property that has not is a duplex. It is scheduled to have four per unit. The city has stated that it does not meet requirements for licensure at that number. The units are at that number at cities request according to zoning laws. Kingdom Pathways has sought to be submissive and obedient to all city requests. Yet, they have refused licensure on that property due to the number per unit. The part that is hard to understand is that licensure law is written that is one building that has to be over four members not a part or unit, so it should meet requirement for being able to license the one property. However, the city has declined licensure and directed Kingdom Pathways to go through the appeals process.
The other end of things is the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services which requires funding in order to receive the Chemical Dependency treatment funds. They have been insisting on the licensure for funds even though the city does not require the licensure. Attempts are being made by the lawyer to negotiate with the state to take inspection reports in lieu of licensure but so far they have declined to accept that condition. Please pray for a potential favorable outcome here and if not, pray for the movement in the process to those that will make a favorable decision in the appeals process.
It is worth noting that in the process Kingdom Pathways has sought to be obedient and submissive to authority. It has not sought to create publicity, nor find methods of exerting pressure by finding connected members in community to exert influence. Rather, the steps in the battle have been to obey, submit, and pray.
It is noteworthy that in the process, the six resident building has been approved for licensure by the city. Also, Kingdom Pathways has received a U-Care insurance contract. There will be services starting. The plan is to start staff receiving training and starting on February 23rd.
Now it is important to make people aware that the financial needs are ongoing. Director Jim Michaud has missed is own personal mortgage payment for the first time ever. The family has literally given all and put total financial health at risk by taking on personal debt to keep buildings running.
In terms of need, there have been several mortgage payments missed on the two properties. Jim Michaud has been able to negotiate with the banks but payments are expected in February with no ability to hold back payments. One building has a payment due of $1400 on February 10th. So donations are needed ASAP to be able to make this payment. The other property has a mortgage due of $2200 dollars on February 20th. Please go to http://www.kingdompathways.org/generosity.php and make a donation online. You can also send donations to:
P.O. Box 4125
St. Paul, MN 55104
You can reach the director of Freedom House and Kingdom Pathways at email@example.com.
If unable to give please pray. Also feel free to send an email with any encouragement or connections to the Kingdom Pathways email.
Please pray for the obedience and submission to be honored with a negotiated resolution to the licensing issues on the duplex property. Pray for God to bring in donations. Pray for other preparations to start with things becoming operational by the end of February.
If you have considered donating but are waiting for the end result of the licensing please do not hold back. There are resources in place to start that will enable beginning but the biggest need is the financial resources, in particular with full funding not being in place for both properties.
It is also worth noting that the plan is develop multiple funding sources, as money from government is often fickle. Yet, those all take time and need operations to be active in order to obtain. Yet, God can and will raise up people to meet needs. So currently the steps on the path are to walk in trust and obedience. The obedience it to both God and man (the established authorities) as go through the due process. The response has not been to go the way of the world but to pray, make requests known, and to obey. Please consider how God wants you to be a part.
For those awaiting new content that is not simply a Freedom House update, there will be a return soon to new content. In the meantime please read an old post on God’s provision that is appropriate to this situation: http://peacebringer7.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/some-principles-of-god%e2%80%99s-provision-found-in-1-kings-17/
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