Hello world !
While I spent the past weeks pondering on the possibilities to raise funds over a platform I gathered all my hope and trust today and decided to go for CROWDRISE! Now I just followed the flow and started entering the first bits of information...
I am the neighbor of this small church. Our house (I live there with my husband, our two kids and four budgies) is the one that used to be linked to the church since days of old. It was the "Leper house" next to the small church known as "Leper Church". Up to 15 ill paupers were housed and cured here (our house IS indeed quite big) - this is talking of the days when neither you nor I was alive. From the very first moment we bought the house (In 2012) I felt a very strong connection to the place and the church. It is like I was here before (don`t know whether you know that feeling - believe me, I a really down on earth person, but I don`t deny my feelings)
Shortly after we bought our house the small church and the surrounding land was affected by property speculation and it was beyond our powers to "cut the hedge of thorns" that literally surrounded the place. Johannes Wächter had the guts to purchase the church (I need to mention that as a historic monunment it is subject to the laws concerning protection of historic buildings and monuments in Austria. From the beginning he made it clear that he wanted to reopen the building as a house of prayer, open for everyone. I REALLY appreciate his ideas and hopes, actions showing a bighearted character and I do wish that blessings came to him and his whole family for what he is doing to the place.
Let me mention that the small church DOES have a peculiar position. It is located RIGHT on the roadside of a rather busy small street leading from the provincial town of HALLEIN towards KALTENHAUSEN and SALZBURG. It is officially considered "town area" as the village of Kaltenhausen (just a few houses and the historic brewery HOFBRÄU KALTENHAUSEN ) starts right before the church. But infact EVERYBODY AND THEIR MOTHER is speeding past the small church. The road of access to the small church is NOT REALLY safe, as it includes passing rather relentless traffic (no zebra crossing or anything). We have not been able to raise awareness on the necessity.
pics soon to follow
let`s remain together in prayer
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