One village done! Three more to go…
Training Center Accommodation Units.
Creating a place for refreshing and learning
We have always done our best within our capabilities to provide a safe and secure place to rest and study for those who attend our intensive leadership training times. Those who attend do so because they believe in the value of training others and have benefited from the training themselves. As numbers have grown, it has become progressively more difficult for us to provide adequate space that enables the leaders a chance to refresh and learn. Due to the rapid growth in numbers of leaders in training, it has become urgent for us to launch the next phase in our training center development and we welcome you to join us.
It takes a village!
The plan is to construct 4 “villages” of 6 units (or cottages) each. These would be simple cottages (not en-suite) that would house 4 leaders in each making space for 24 leaders per “village” at a time. This will enable us to host pastors, leaders, women, orphan care givers, teachers etc etc. so they have a place to stay while here for a few days or a week at a time for training. Two “villages” would share a bathroom unit.
How to eat an elephant!
A common illustration we use in Africa whenever facing a big task is to compare it to eating an elephant. And as the saying goes, “the only way to eat an elephant is to eat it one bite at a time”! Our strategy to get this third phase done is to simply build as we have support and we now need funding for the fifth and sixth units (or bites). Every cottage costs us around $9,000 for a total of $54,000 per village. We estimate the two bathroom blocks to cost $12,000 each but initially we can use the existing bathrooms that serve the training center itself. This brings the total project cost to $240,000.
Latest News is that we have now completed 4 of these accommodation units (Picture credit goes to Andy Kuret and his new drone). We are grateful for individuals and groups who have given to get us this far. Thank you!
Please prayerfully consider joining us as we take then next bites to get rid of this elephant in the room!
Remember, all we need is $9,000 for one more unit and every unit we can build enables us to better serve! Thank you for your prayer and consideration!