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Retreat Center Land Acquisition Appeal

LATEST UPDATE: God is great and wonderful! He is the ultimate Provider! WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL FOR THE PROPERTY ACQUISITION OF $250,000! Please continue praying and support for the vision of Our Lady of Guadalupe Discipleship Center. Thank you for all you have done and will do for Presentation Ministries.


The PM Board of Directors asks membership to Prayerfully Consider supporting our efforts to acquire adjacent property to support the growth of programs at our Discipleship/ Retreat Center.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

We are writing you this letter after many hours of prayerful and quiet reflection regarding an important challenge and opportunity we believe the Lord Jesus has set before us.

The Challenge
Presentation Ministries is planning tremendous growth in our Discipleship Program which presents us with a great challenge - the need for more workers to help with maintenance, grounds, housekeeping, teaching, administration and housing for them, along with rooms for participants.

The Opportunity
PM’s Board of Directors has been made aware that a neighbor who owns a home and nearly eight acres of land abutting the driveway entrance to the Discipleship Center and Chapel wishes to sell his home and land to Presentation Ministries. We believe that God has given us this opportunity to meet our challenge.

We need your support to raise $250,000, by January 27, 2019 to purchase this property.

Our request is very time sensitive since the owner of the property will put his house and land on the public market after January 27, 2019. If we fail, it will permanently limit our options for resident housing.

Please pray about the support you might give for this project and be as generous as possible. May God Bless you and your family for whatever you may do.

Click the link or button on this page/email to make a secure donation on our website. These funds will be used exclusively for this project, and not for general operation.

Heavenly Father, we now lay this request at Your throne. If it be Your will, please, put it on the hearts of Your servants to provide the necessary funding of $250,000 to purchase this property and acreage so that Presentation Ministries’ and Our Lady’s Holy Mountain Community, who reside on the campus, may better serve those who are looking to do Your Will.

Yours in Christ,

Presentation Ministries Directors
Mark Mussman, George Schmidl, Judy Erwin, and Jerry Cappel

You can make a donation online by using our secure donation form, or send your donation to:

Presentation Ministries
3230 McHenry Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45211



More Details About this Important Opportunity

The Importance of this Opportunity
Pope Francis stated in 2015 his desire for all Catholics to be baptized in the grace of the Holy Spirit. Following Canon Law, Presentation Ministries is a Lay Association of the Faithful under the Archbishop of Cincinnati. Our vision is to equip the faithful to evangelize within their parishes by the Eucharistic Word of God through the power of The Holy Spirit and in the context of Small Home-Based Communities. PM has been gifted with Spirit filled resources prepared via the teaching of our founder Fr. Al Lauer (booklets, audio, video and courses) to assist in this vision of the Pope.

We have been experiencing an increasing number of requests for these resources, and especially for classes. To prepare for and meet the current need we must expand our Discipleship Center. This acquisition would provide us a tremendous outlet to proclaim our Catholic Faith through Our Lady of Guadalupe Discipleship Center and Bible College (aka – The Paul Jansen Discipleship Center) that is owned and operated by Presentation Ministries in Adams County, Ohio.

The Property
The property includes approximately eight acres of land abutting the driveway entrance to the Discipleship Center and Chapel plus a large single-family home that can be easily converted to meet our needs. The home has approximately 4,000 square feet of usable space and is in good condition with 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2 recreation rooms, a large living room, a kitchen and an unfinished basement. The home has central heating and air conditioning and an Adams County-approved septic system which is extremely important.

Why buy now?
The leaders of the Discipleship Center, Building Committee and the Board of Directors recommends the acquisition of the property because it will not only meet immediate housing needs, but just as important - it is located on eight acres of mostly road front property which will be key for future development for residents and participants who may want to serve the Lord at the Discipleship Center. The road front is important because it is close to the water line. Building close to waterlines will save a tremendous amount of money when we reach that point in our growth. If we fail in purchasing this property now it will permanently limit our options for resident housing.

Two Appeals so close together!
We recognize that sending two separate appeals in such close proximity—the first for general operation funds, and the second for property acquisition -- is extreme. The opportunity for this property purchase has only recently presented itself. Because of its time sensitivity, we have no other recourse.

Presentation Ministries is a Non-Profit Ministry 501c. Presentation Ministries pays no Salaries. All the work is done by volunteers. Presentation Ministries has no debt and no fund raisers and only works with the funds that God has made available to us from donations from people like you.



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