First Free Church, construction is well underway at the church plant you support in La Libertad, Peru. The new church, Christian and Missionary Alliance, is ministering in the community and 25 adults and 30 children are attending church services. Within the last 60 days, two people have professed faith in Christ or been baptized.
This update continues photos and details of construction progress and church activities. Children from the community are shown in the photo above.
Construction Progress and Next Steps
The following tasks are in progress or completed:
- Leveling the land on the construction site.
- Submitting documents to the provincial municipality for the construction project.
- Negotiating with local authorities to install water and sewage networks.
- Requesting recognition of the street name leading to the church property.
- Finish the bases and plant the columns.
- Raise the walls.
- Fill the columns and roof.
Recent Church Activities
Pastor Franck is leading the new church and shares he is seeing God at work. He says, “This church plant is the answer to our prayers after many years. By God’s grace we see an awakening in my pastoral ministry, in the life of the church, and in the community. It has changed our lives to clearly see God’s work as we focus on the needs of children and families in our area.”
The church holds Sunday meetings for children and adults, along with recreational walks. In community outreach, the church distributed slippers and shoes to local children and distributed food to the families of children participating in the Compassion center.
Staff report that there is excellent coordination between the pastors of the mother and daughter churches. The pastor and leaders from the mother church visit regularly to encourage and assist the church plant team.
Church staff share that the local authorities are supportive of the construction project and allowed a government architect and a civil engineer to work on the blueprints. Local leaders are also planning to improve the access roads leading to the church.
There is joy among local residents as they see construction progress. They know that the new church and child development center is for their benefit and blessing. Residents are eager to learn how to relate to God and for their children to be released from poverty. Through prayer and sacrifice the church has become united, more committed and joyful as they work together.
Additional Construction Photos
Praises and Prayer Requests
Church leaders are very grateful for your support. They share that because of your gift, God has been opening the doors so that the construction is carried out correctly. They are also thankful that they have been able to welcome children to Compassion’s program and provide school supplies and educational games.
They ask for your prayers for the following:
- God’s blessing on the pastoral family.
- The growth of the new church.
- The local authorities.
- The salvation of children and their families.
Thank you for partnering with Compassion International! We look forward to bringing you more progress updates.