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In May 1996, a Christian friend was visiting us for the launch of the Joshua Project in North Wales and was attracted, by the Lord, to a large derelict property called the Puffin Hotel. It was located on three and a half acres of prime land, just off the A55 Expressway, in a lovely location on the North Wales coastline set between the sea and the mountains and overlooking Anglesey, Puffin Island, and the Great Orme in Llandudno.
We prayed, at his request, on the actual grounds of the Hotel and the presence of the Lord was awesome, with a mighty anointing coming on all those present. The Spirit of the Lord spoke very clearly and directly into the situation and confirmed that this was God's direction and that He wanted to use this building for His work and His Glory.
He also said something quite staggering - that as we saw the place in the natural, totally broken down, derelict, with 52 broken windows, great holes in the roof, all the fixtures and fittings either ripped out or smashed, walls and ceilings damaged, so He saw His Church in the region.—As in the natural, so in the spiritual.
But He said that the building would be restored and so would His Church. When He moved, He would do a quick work! The previous year, planning permission had been granted for the premises to be converted and extended to become a 30 bedroomed express-way Motel, but no-one had bought it...........
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