While Pastor B is in town, the St. Louis area teams met with him to discuss needs for the new land, the construction of the buildings and what it takes to get it all started.
In Haiti--properties owned by caring and concerned citizens MUST have a high wall constructed around it for protection of contents inside. Walls are sometimes made of cactus in the countryside, or sheets of corrugated metal when nothing else is available, however a truly strong wall meant for serious protection for its contents, families and children at play would be a 12' high wall, made of metal reinforcing bar and cement--possible even with barbed wire rolled along the top edge. THIS is the type of wall we intend to build around the new land that will be home to the New Christian Church & School of Tabarre.
Our teams were brainstorming on how to get everyone involved in a fun way! It is estimated that this wall around the large parcel of land may cost upwards of $17,500. What we'd like to do is separate the wall into 5-foot sections, piecing it out to be purchased by friends and family of Joy in Haiti! Measurements and exact figures to come....but, by walking alongside us, your family will be a significant part of the starting phase for this church & school building project.
Watch for the figures---updates to come SOON! ---Have some ideas for raising funding? Let us know!!
Please be praying about the children, the church congregation, this mission and how YOU can be the (building) hands of Jesus to our friends in Haiti!