Upon our return to the village last month, we have had several meetings with the believers to discuss their future church building. Yes, their future church building. We want them to be very involved in the process, which includes finalizing the plans and the many details involved. The believers are very excited and things are moving forward. Two weeks ago, the believers chose to get the land surveyed to make sure we knew exactly where the property lines were. Within four days, a surveyor came to our village and laid down new property markers. Thankfully, there were no surprises as to where the property line is.
Then yesterday, Stephen met with several of the believers and together they decided that we need a water well on the property for making hollow blocks and for all the cement work that will take place during the construction of the new building. This morning, we were informed that a well digger will be coming next week to dig the well.
As you can see, things are moving along. We are also preparing building plans which will be presented to obtain a building permit. This process may take a little time and we hope to find favor in the eyes the engineer who will be looking over the plans and determining the cost of the building permit.
Lord willing over this coming year, we will continue to share as details come together and the new church building begins construction. Thank you for your prayers and those who provided for this project.