For a few years, many have asked us about homelessness in our county. To be honest, we did not see a huge area of homelessness. However, in the fall of 2016, God began open our eyes to the need for housing for people who need a safe place to land to regain traction in life. After some research, the idea of a tiny home community began to come into focus. God provided our family the opportunity to visit a tiny home community in Austin, Texas, in October 2016.
In the beginning of the vision of this community, we believe God was directing us to a old trailer park in our area. We began make preparations to purchase the property. However, God's ways and our ways are not always the same. In May 2017, the door to purchase the trailer park closed and the next day, another property came on the radar as a possibility. In June 2017, mission teams began working on the new property. In July 2017, The Light Community was purchased. Now, Crossroads with other churches and organizations is developing 13 acres of land into The Light Community. God is faithful!
Currently, we are in the beginning stages developing the infrastructure for the community. Our goal is to begin building homes in Spring 2018. Twenty homes are being planned for the community. In addition to homes, the community will also include a crafting center, blacksmith shop, gardening, livestock, and more!