We are very excited that the construction of the church plant Manos Que Edifican finally has started. The new church will sit on a plot of land in La Granja community that measures about 65 by 60 feet. There was a small delay in starting the construction because of a necessary construction permit, which can only be granted by the community government. Gaining this permit took longer than expected, but we did receive it.
The community’s residents and the children are very excited and eager for the new church that will be built and also for the upcoming child development center. We have been visiting the community residents in order to preach the Word of God. In the midst of the church construction, we also have been knocking on every door in the community to invite residents to join our praying group.
In terms of construction progress, we are currently on schedule. The foundation of the building was completed in recent weeks. We are expecting to see the building of the first walls by the end of September.
The pastor and the project staff have been working in the selection of children for the development center. The pastor and his wife are developing an evangelistic work in the community. The pastor and the project staff are raising awareness and explaining to the residents about the upcoming construction of the church building and the establishment of a child development center. The mother church pastor and staff also have been communicating to the community about this news.
Pastor Norman’s testimony:
“We are very excited with the construction of the new building. We know that this project was in God’s heart. The Word of God says in Luke 4:18 that the Spirit of the Lord came to heal to the brokenhearted. With the help of the Lord we plan to take this community out of the integral poverty in Jesus’ name. “
Please pray for:
- Wisdom and understanding over the church, so we can develop our work with excellence
- The children and their families, so they can be transformed by the love of Jesus
- The construction of our building and that it will be finished in the scheduled time
We appreciate support of Living Hope Community Church. We are eager to show you the advances that we have achieved in the construction.