Church without Walls Rebuild
On September 20, 2017 the island of Puerto Rico was changed dramatically with the impact of Hurricane Maria. Church without Walls in Rincon suffered major damage specifically to the sanctuary, coffee and sound rooms. All were a total loss. Won't you help us rebuild?+ Read More
Last week we had a team from Ocean Pointe Christian Church in Rhode Island come serve our church and community. Wow, what a blessing these guys were! They washed and stained our deck, painted the railing, painted our schoolhouse ceiling, and covered near by graffiti. Somehow they fit this in with handing out school supplies, cleaning beaches, doing a worship service on the beach, and more.
We are still working with the city of Rincon for proper use of our land before we begin construction. Our attorney is helping us to make sure everything is done properly. We are not letting this hurtle stop our work for the Kingdom. This week a mission team from Three River Church in Illinois is here to help us do outreach, work on our church, and host a VBS. We are so grateful for their help. Keep our VBS, June 7,8 & 9 in your prayers. We hope to make a forever difference in the lives of the precious children that attend.
Many have asked, "Why it is taking so long to rebuild? ". Of course, we are in Puerto Rico and everything is a little slower here. But, we are also doing our due diligence to make sure we use the funds donated to us wisely. Since our church was built on the land of an old closed down school our land belongs to the government. We are making sure we have all of our t's crossed and i's dotted on our legal "right to use" land documents. We do not want to invest any of your donated funds into the rebuild until these documents are completely finished. We want more than anything to get started but, as good stewards we feel this paperwork needs to be completed first. That being said we feel this we all be completed soon. Please keep us in your prayers while we wait for this paperwork to be completed. On another note, we partnered with CRU High School and started going into our local high school to mentor teens and tell them about Christ. This is an amazing opportunity to work with the youth! We go to the high school weekly on Wednesday so please keep that ministry in your prayers too!
Engineer prints finally came in!!! Now our re-build committee can meet to work out the supply list and start getting bids. Our Easter Celebration was great. We had it at the beach this year since space is an issue in our schoolhouse. We had over 100 people worship with us. After service, we had an egg hunt for the kids and breakfast on the beach. God is good!