Tuesday, January 11, 2011
A Tale of Two Construction Projects - here's the second one
As you can see from the photos, this is a larger church than the one I wrote about yesterday. The smaller church from yesterday (in Belen) is the first church building for a congregation which has outgrown it's beginnings as a house church. That church has about 60 people in regular attendance - about half adults and half children.
The church in the photos above is being constructed in the town of Guacutao, and it is the project of a congregation which has outgrown an earlier church building. The congregation of about 250 people currently worships in a church building which seats 250 - so they can't fit any extra people during special events, outreach services, etc, and they need room to grow.
Although the Belen church was being built of adobe blocks, this larger church is being constructed of cinderblocks.
Church construction projects continue to crop up all over Lempira. We've seen a decrease in funds being donated for church construction projects, so we're not able to materially help all of those who ask.