Construction Projects

Updates Around the Ministry Center

Pool Renovation

We had to do a major renovation to the pool at the ministry center. The pool was installed 15 years ago. For the last couple of years, some of the plaster from the pool floor and walls have been breaking over. We needed to replaster it; but having been waiting until funding was available to do it. It was a big job! The old plaster had to be chipped off. New mosaic tile was installed. We found that there was water coming into the emptied pool and were concerned if there were broken pipes. So, we had to tear up some of the cement work around the pool and inside the jacuzzi area; to check for broken connections. It turns out that most of the problem was due to water filtering out from where the plaster had come off. A pool company from the capital came to supervise the new plastering that was done. We planned this work to be done in the month of December; since it is very cool weather for using the pool in this time frame. It was a big job; but it got done. We have teams coming in January and some baptisms scheduled as well; so, it will be good to get it back into operation.

 


Dorm Repainting

We also got our team dorms painted and ready for up-coming teams. We continue to try to give a face lift to the facilities here at the ministry center.

 

Property in the Village of Tunuco

The church people have really invested into getting the property ready for construction. They brought in a machine to move a lot of dirt. I went up with a couple of my pastors, the construction foreman and one of the pastors that will be participating in this project. We talked with the church people and came to an agreement on what more needs to be done to best utilize this piece of property and the village church group will do their part to have it ready by the beginning of January. I have people in Georgia and Michigan that are putting together teams and planning to come in March 2019 to do the actual construction for a new church building in this village. We are currently fundraising to cover the cost of construction and we need another $7500 approximately. Please let us know if you are either interested in coming with this March team or would like to help cover the cost of the project.

Marimba Church Construction Project

The expansion project for enlarging our building for the Marimba village congregation was completed. There was a little bit of work to be completed after our October team was here and our Guatemalan workers finished that off. The church is now raising funds to try to paint the completed building; that will really show off the whole building as it now stands. We had a little money left over from the project and we will let the church put that towards the purchase of paint. I commended the pastor on how well he did in having his members participate in the construction project and what it meant to the team to see their involvement and how it impacted them to have both cultures work side by side. This church body now has room for future growth and we rejoice with them for a larger facility to handle the people.