November 11, 2015
How did we decide where to move?
The Diocesan "land guy" had been searching our area where land is at a premium. We were blessed to find some property that matched the size they were looking for, was not too far from our current location, and stayed within the projected growth zone of our area.
Was the land donated?
No, the land was not donated. We do, however, owe Mr. Sam Wilson, the previous property owner, a certain debt of gratitude for agreeing to part with this piece of land, which was part of his family farm.
Where did the money for the down payment on the new land come from?
The Diocese of Fort Worth, through the Advancement Foundation, paid for the land. We will begin repaying the Advancement Foundation for it in a few years as the entire project goes forward.
Will we be keeping the beautiful trees on the property?
The goal is to keep as many of the venerable oaks as possible. They are appreciated as reminders of God's creation, which surpasses anything built by human hands. In addition, the town of Flower Mound shares our concern, and already has policies in place to deter unnecessary destruction of trees.