Our church of 30-40 has been meeting under a stick-and-tarp structure on the property we own. Though it accommodates the numbers we see every week, it is quite full, and has been repaired several times as a result of major rainstorms. Also, our church has seen hundreds of people come for special events including kid’s bible fairs and mobile medical clinics. We long to have a structure that can accommodate far more people.
We are fundraising to build a structure that can withstand Haiti’s bi-annual rainy seasons and has room for growth in our congregation, as well as room for outreach events. The church we dream of would have a kid’s room, a nursery, and at least one classroom for Bible Education (such as our current weekly new-believers class). In addition, it would have two pastor’s offices and toilets.
Phases of the church building plan:
1) Dig a well for water COMPLETE
2) Clear and level space for the foundation.
3) Build the foundation (sand, rocks and concrete).
4) Put up the walls. This would be done with concrete, which is the least expensive and most prevalent building material in our area.
5) Install a metal roof. This is not as common in our area, but is very necessary due to the high number of earthquakes in the region.
6) Crepisage, (a protective concrete coating over the block walls which extends their life and strength), painting and furnishing.
WHAT IS BEING PROPOSED?
The building would include the worship center, restrooms, three classrooms (including one for children and a nursery), and two offices.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
Click the “Contact” tab above to contact us to get the details of where we are at real-time in the project, and for current estimates for completion!
WHY DO WE NEED A BUILDING?
The building would give this particular body of Christ a steady place for fellowship, hearing the Word of God, serving, and getting involved in ministry. This building would be a great asset for discipleship/training the people of God.
Also, Haiti houses a lot of superstitions about rain… particularly that it makes people sick. Continuing church under a stick-and-tarp structure during the two annual rainy seasons will be difficult, at best, as many people would not want to be outdoors that long in such weather.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
We need prayer partners as we move forward with this project, as well as financial partners for each phase of the project.
To donate specifically to the building fund, please either:
- Write a check to Camano Chapel, specifying “Suprint Building Fund” or…
- Donate online at the Camano Chapel website, specifying “Suprint Church Building Fund”