Donations to Special Mission Needs
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The Mission Center in the Skete's front valley has occasional special needs that are not a part of our regular budget planning. These can include building repairs and additions, and other special improvements that require special funding to complete them. Donations to this fund help complete these special needs.
Currently we need to move in place, and then set up the electrical, water, sewer, and propane connections for a newly remodeled Mobile home Guest House. This will provide better guest facilities for the pilgrims who come to visit us throughout the year. A generous donor has already given the funds to purchase this Guest House, which has been done. The Guest House has been moved onto the Mission Center site temporarily until it can be moved into its permanent place. Inside it already has new plumbing, electrical, water heaters, super insulation, sub floors, doors, thermal windows, cabinets and fixtures for the kitchen and bathroom, and new sheet rock throughout. It will make our guests who are so special to us feel more especially cared for when they come to visit. Help us get this done and into its permanent place so that this Spring we can tape and mud the sheet rock, paint the interior, and put down all of the finish linoleum and rugs. The cost to bring our new Guest House into its place and have it connected to function this Spring will be about $7,000 which needs to be done right away. Donations to this fund will help accomplish this soon.
Our vehicle problems have been many this last two years. One of our full length mini-vans died of Wisconsin rust and old age, and then our smaller all-wheel drive SUV was totaled after striking a deer early this Winter. Since our older truck was totaled after being skidded into a tree while hauling wood last year (the employee helping out was not hurt as it was at a very low speed), we were down to a single van, and that was not a four wheel drive vehicle, needed for travels into the back Skete valley on our wintery roads. Recently we are beginning to solve this vehicle shortage. One kind donor has given us his 1999 truck with four-wheel drive, which has helped so much. Thank you and God bless you! We were able just a few weeks ago to find another small all- wheel drive (and rust-free!) SUV in Texas, and were able to purchase this on time. The repairs needed for full Wisconsin functioning and licensing and now the payments for one of these vehicles are causing an extra strain on our monthly finances. We could really use some extra help here if possible to have and use some reliable and yet very reasonable and needful transportation.
Please indicate (in comments when checking out) which project your donation is given so that it can be set aside and then used just for that particular goal.
God bless you for your good desire to help support our Monastery and Mission.
Your donations are tax deductible.