We are an outreach from Calvary Chapel in Chandler, AZ. God has moved to begin a new Christian fellowship in Kearny, Arizona this month and I am the pastor for that church. My name is Ron Hazelwood . God has provided the building, however, the (2) 5 Ton A/C Units that are on it are inoperable. The units themselves are over 40 years old. With the temperatures above 100 degrees on most days here in Arizona, even with fans we are not able to get the temps down to a comfortable level for services. Currently, the congregation is being faithful and continuing to attend in spite of the temps, but with the majority of congregants being older, we are concerned for their health in the temperatures. We have been praying about this and I believe as the pastor of this church that God has led me to this site. I have never done this before, but am hoping that we may find some relief here from God's people. We are trying to raise funds to replace theses 2 units asap. Which for us means as soon as the Lord releases the funds. I have researched with 3 different A/C companies the cost to replace and it appears because we are located so far away from a major metropolitian area that our costs will greatly increase due to the travel. The companies I contacted gave me quotes of a price range of $5000 to $5500 depending on what units were purchased, and the travel time. I'm praying God will give us favor with the chosen company to get a bundle deal so as to keep the cost below $10000. We have removed one of the units due to rain (from our monsoons) coming through it and ruining the carpet in the sanctuary. All of this was due to a hole cut for the unit in the roof that had an 4 inch gap around it. We sealed it up temporarily to keep the rain out. If the Lord lays it on your heart to help us with this, know this, your donations will go to futhering the kingdom of God. People will come, and get saved! The Lord will be gloified! and lives in a small community will change for eternity!
Sincerely ~ Pastor Ron Hazelwood www.calvarykearny.com