Thursday, 19 December 2013


The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD. Proverbs 16:33

We'd filled out all the forms, consulted the experts, attached the required reports, but we knew in the end that the result was with God alone. 

Praise, praise be to God.

In His providence, the Huon Council has given us development approval to go ahead with our plans for the complex of buildings that comprise Pilgrim Hill.

In fact, the Councillors not only approved it, they voted unanimously to do so!

I'm not sure I can overstate the importance of this step, which means we now have the permission of Australia's southernmost local government body to pursue our plans for a hostel and artist's residency on the beautiful 25 acres that God in His graciousness created and has given us to tend.

Four years ago, we committed to pray regularly for favour with local government and for wisdom in successfully navigating the complex application process. We are humbled and awed that we've been answered so kindly.