Kilns : So Near, Yet So Far Away

February first I set off on a quixotic pursuit of 710,000 to pay-off the mortgage and restoration debts at the Kilns, CS Lewis home in Oxford.

The CS Lewis Foundation plans to use the Kilns as a year around study center to extend the legacy of Lewis to the next generation, but first needs to eliminate this debt.

It has been a miraculous journey. We entered last week’s Oxford meetings with 400,000 dollars pledged and last week took in pledges for 110,000 . I felt optimistic about actually making our goal of 710,000 dollars during the conference. Things have slowed though.

Yesterday we took in only 6800 dollars in new pledges BUT we also took in a 25,000 dollars challenge pledge from a donor who will match a single gift of 25,000 dollars. Combined with the challenge the 50,000 dollars, such a gift would get us to 570,000 dollars, only 140,000 dollarsfrom our final goal.

Please pray:
1) That everyone at these Oxbridge meetings will do what they can.
2) That some individual will make a 25,000 dollars contribution to meet our 25,000 dollars challenge match.
3) That other high net worth individuals at the conference will make large pledges.
4) That some reader(s) of Staublog will e-mail me with a pledge.

I believe in God’s sovereignty and miracle working power. I am eager to see what God does this week. Please pray!

From Cambridge, UK, Yours for the pursuit of God in the company of friends, Dick Staub.

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