USA (MNN) — Africa Inland Mission announced that Peachtree City, GA, will be the new location for their U.S. headquarters, pending the sale of the current headquarters in Pearl River, NY.
In an e-mail announcement to mission members, AIM U.S. Director, Dr. Ted Barnett, said AIM's U.S. Council decided unanimously on the new locale, a decision that came after more than a year of seeking God's direction and researching potential locations. Peachtree City was the area that best fit the criteria set by AIM's U.S. Council when the decision to move the headquarters was announced in May of 2009.
Factors contributing to the decision were access to the Atlanta International Airport, housing prices within the range set by AIM's U.S. Council, and the identification of an office facility well-suited to the mission's needs.
The Pearl River School District has contracted to purchase AIM's current headquarters for use as its administrative offices, and a community vote to approve the bond to fund the purchase is scheduled for November 23, 2010.
"Should that vote pass, there are no other known hurdles to closing on the Pearl River property, which would be anticipated before the Christmas holidays this year," said Dr. Barnett. "If the Pearl River property closes, it is anticipated that the Peachtree City property will close on or before December 31, 2010."
The planned move of the Pearl River office is anticipated to be in August 2011.
"We would ask that you pray for each person affected by this transition — particularly our staff," said Dr. Barnett. "The date that most impacts on our future right now is the school district vote on funding the bond on November 23, 2010. Pray that God will be glorified in the entire process.
"We look forward to more effectively contributing to the establishment of churches among all the unreached peoples of Africa from Peachtree City, GA."
Africa Inland Mission is an evangelical Christian mission agency serving in over 20 African nations and dedicated to seeing Christ-centered churches established and thriving among all African peoples.