Housing, Office, & Support

$23,955 of $40k goal

Raised by 70 people in 33 months
Gretchen Passantino Coburn  COSTA MESA, CA
We are in critical danger (July 8 sale date) of losing our home & home office & research library to foreclosure. We believe that God wants us to stay in this home/office, devoting the stamina & energy he provides us to Christian ministry. We have exhausted all other options.

We need $20,000 within the next 2 weeks to save our home from forced foreclosure sale & reinstate mortgages & update property taxes. We need $20,000 over the year to meet our expenses until our Answers In Action non-profit status is restored, my early retirement SS begins, & Pat's hardship VA benefit kicks in. God has called us to ministry focus, me with 40 years of full-time Christian ministry in apologetics & discipleship, Pat with his trauma, combat, & critical medical crisis experience sharing the grace & sufficiency of Christ with others in crisis & trauma. Please pray about helping us to stay in our home & serve the Lord.
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Update 20
Posted by Gretchen Passantino Coburn
31 months ago
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Please remember our funding needs for home & ministry. Monday is the 1st of September & we do not have any gifts toward our $1500 monthly need. Especially with our pending Habitat for Humanity/Veterans Support Project, we need to demonstrate that financial stability for their investment in our home & ministry base.

We are praying & trusting God for his provision, knowing not only that his way is the best way, but that his way displays his power, not ours or the world's. And his way is often through his people. Please pray for our provision, & if the Lord leads, share this with others & donate as prompted. Thank you for walking this path with us!

You can gift through Go Fund Me, or contact me directly for other options.
Pat & Gretchen, Wedding Day, 8/27/2005
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Update 19
Posted by Gretchen Passantino Coburn
31 months ago
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Exciting update on our Habitat for Humanity Veterans Support Project application! I spent more than an hour on the phone this morning with the local Family Services representative, & the Neighborhood Manager made an appointment to come tomorrow with the managing contractor to evaluate what sub-contractors need to be assigned to tackle our numerous repairs.

I got to tell Pat's & my love story & his miraculous new life with the FS supervisor, & discovered she's also a completely devoted Middle Earth fan. We talked about eucatastrophe, mercy & pity, & "a far green shore."

She also encouraged me that they will work with us on the financial standards & documentation "square hole" to help fit our "round peg" situation. I'm very, very encouraged, & even more eager to see God provide the financial continuity standard they need demonstrated.

Will he provide it through our many brothers & sisters in Christ who have encouraged, supported, & prayed for us these past months or in some way I don't anticipate?

Please prayerfully consider donating to our "home & ministry rescue fund." And above all, pray for God's will, God's way, God's timing.
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Update 18
Posted by Gretchen Passantino Coburn
31 months ago
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September will be here this weekend, & we have a great unexpected opportunity along with our needed gap-supply of $1500. Our local Habitat for Humanity has approached us to provide some much needed & expensive repairs to our home through their Veterans Support Program, but we have to demonstrate a certain level of financial stability to qualify. They quite rightly want to be sure that their "investment" in stabilizing our living situation is not going to be "flipped."

You can imagine their skepticism at our demonstrated monthly income (Pat's retirement SS of $1500) & our demonstrated monthly expenses ($3500). Please pray about God's provision of a short-term sum of $15,000 to provide that stability. If the Lord leads, you can gift us here through Go Fund Me, or message me about other options.

Just as the Lord provided Pat's brain medication in a way I never expected or planned for, this Veterans Support Program seems to be the Lord's provision for plumbing repairs, fence & window replacement, leaking sky light repair, & other repairs we cannot afford. Will you pray for us & gift as the Lord leads?

Here's a picture of Pat at the gym last week. His trainer added a weighted pole to his squats on balls platform to aid in recovering the balance disrupted by his brain injury.
Pat's ball platform weighted squats
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Update 17
Posted by Gretchen Passantino Coburn
31 months ago
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A great update blessing! My last post asked for prayer for God's provision for Pat's new, very expensive brain medication. Last Friday I picked up his prescription & didn't pay the $550 retail, or $530 offered, but through God's own way, I paid $3.60! Isn't the Lord good?

We still have pressing financial obligations, so if the Lord leads you, your gifts are much appreciated.
Pat's Brain Medication
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$23,955 of $40k goal

Raised by 70 people in 33 months
Created June 18, 2014
Gretchen Passantino Coburn  
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$25
Thomas Snyder
31 months ago
$70
Anonymous
31 months ago
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$100
Anonymous
31 months ago(Offline Donation)

mailed without any identification

$240
Anonymous
31 months ago
$70
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31 months ago
$200
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31 months ago
$50
Rick Ritchie
32 months ago
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$100
Anonymous Individual
32 months ago(Offline Donation)

classes, mortgage, ministry

UC
$2,000
Unamed Church
32 months ago(Offline Donation)

May the Lord richly bless you & the faithful brothers & sisters in your church who come together to uplift Pat & me & Answers In Action in prayer, encouragement, & fellowship. What a blessing to us!

AC
$1,000
Anonymous Church
32 months ago(Offline Donation)

On behalf of the brothers & sisters in Christ in our church.

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