We heartily invite you:
Buy a square meter from the „Holy Land” for 530 euros and give this square meter as a present to a disabled child!
Adjacent to the property, on which our Lifegate building in Beit Jala is located, there is only a single piece of land (1300 sqm) on the northwest side on which there are some old olive trees. Suitable for a park, a small adventure world for children and young people with disabilities, but also with the potential to use a piece of the land for urgently needed parking space for guests and employees and of course to have the long-term option of expanding our work, if necessary, to another building. The local neighbors, employees and builders have often said to me: „Once this land is being sold, you have to react immediately, that must then have absolute priority.”
For a long time, I asked the owner I knew, a local Christian Palestinian who lives in Beit Jala, to grant us a pre-sale right and when the property prices were still reasonable, we often asked him if he would not want to sell. So far, he always refused with thanks. Since then, land in our place has become more and more precious and expensive, also due to the separation wall to Israel, impeding the natural possibility of the people in Beit Jala to spread out as a result. The last time I spoke to him was in December 2020. Now he called on February 2, 2021 and told us that his land was now for sale, would we be interested?
When we bought the land for our center in 2004, we still paid 65 USD for the square meter. After intensive negotiations, today’s price is now 530 euros per square meter.
Thus, the adjoining property costs 690,000 euros. So we need exactly 1300 people who finance one square meter at a price of 530 euros
Wow, my first thought – humanly impossible! Now I’ve thought that very often in my life, impossible! And sometimes, when I leave the Lifegate building in the evening and turn around again, I can only say „THANK YOU” with great joy in my heart. How many times in my life have I been ashamed because my beliefs and imagination were far too small. And then often a quiet voice would say to me: „Trust me, it’s right, you can’t do it, but nothing is impossible with me!”
So now I can do nothing else than pass this message on to friends, to prayers, to people who have ideas and see opportunities that are closed to us and me.
Anyone who can afford it without struggling could buy a square meter and then give it as a present to a disabled child, and let’s see how many square meters and happy children there will be in the end?
Give a square meter from the „Holy Land” as a present to a disabled child
With 530 euros you enable us to color another piece of the mosaic green. Transfers to the recipient „Tor zum Leben e.V.” under the following account details:
Bank: Sparkasse Mainfranken Würzburg
IBAN: DE 88 7905 0000 0002 2675 81
(Donations in Germany are tax deductible. We will issue the corresponding donation receipt when the project is completed.)
We have the vision to reach this incredible goal! Should the purchase of the land, due to the lack of funds, not be achieved, the donated money would flow into the ongoing work – because every Euro is also in this field needed at the moment. However, if you would prefer to have your money transferred back, you can indicate this at the office: firstname.lastname@example.org
We need many miracles in our confused, often fearful world.
And we in Beit Jala now wish for a miracle – we are curious whether it will happen and whether it will be given to all of us?
With kind regards and the wish for God’s blessing and preservation for all of you
Burghard Schunkert and the Lifegate Team