Our Current Project
This is our current building project that is underway just outside Rivas, Nicaragua. Thanks to the Nicaraguan team that has done all of the work thus far, the walls are almost finished and look great. A small group from our church and The Well in Pamplico PH Church in Pamplico, SC arrived in Rivas yesterday (April 12th) to build the trusses and help get the roof on.
Today was our first work day and despite some initial problems with the welding machine we are using, everything is off to a good start. Our task over the next four days is to finish all the trusses and have them setting on the walls before we leave. Barring any unforeseen delays, the local congregation should be worshiping in their new sanctuary by the end of this month. Prayers will be greatly appreciated for the welding machine we are using to function satisfactorily over the next four days.
WHY ARE BUILDING PROJECTS IMPORTANT?
In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus commissioned His disciples to “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…” In Romans 10:14 Paul asked the question “ How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? At SPHC we ask the question “where shall they hear without somewhere for the preacher to preach” and over the years have seen the difference having real building, and especially larger buildings, can make.
The original Luz Divina Church in Limon, Nicaragua
This is all our team was able to get done, but look at what the congregation has been able to accomplish on their own.
The Bodas del Cordero Church in Esteli, Nicaragua prior to construction that began in March of last year.
We were able to purchase the adjacent piece of property and double the side of the original structure. Church growth was severely handicapped because there was no room to continue growing.
The original Centro de Armonia church in Rivas, Nicaragua
The goal for each project is to provide as a minimum the walls and roof of the new building. This is how our team left the Centro de Armonia project, and how it looked a couple of years later.
The most difficult step for a local congregation is getting the basic structure under roof. The purpose of what we do is to help them get beyond that point. Would you prayerfully consider helping a congregation get beyond that first step and donate to our next building project?