Years earlier the Lord had given the vision to provide the community with a medical facility on South Hill. God's grace and provision had made it possible. The dream became reality, and we were happily involved in the administration of both the Medical Campus and the Oasis Cafe. This was our life...our ministry...and our comfort zone....
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Setting up for Friday night music at the Oasis Café.
After dinner Henry presented our dilemma. After nearly ten years of un-rippled operation and great blessing...and not a single offer to buy or sell Sunrise, there had been a barrage of emails and phone calls. He simply told the investors, "We are here to get your input."
"This nation has passed the point of no return. We have accrued so much debt, there IS NO WAY TO PAY IT OFF! It is no longer a matter of 'if', but 'when' the whole thing WILL come crashing down. If you have a buyer, get out!"
By the end of the evening almost every one of the eighteen investors in attendance communicated similar, grave concerns. The decision was unanimous. A committee was formed to select a broker. Our days at Sunrise Medical Campus and the Oasis Cafe' were numbered. We had prayed for clarity...and the Sovereign Lord has answered our prayer.
"I need Thee, Lord I need Thee
Every hour I need Thee..."
"All I know is I'm not home yet, this is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus, this is not where I belong..."