For years, the community in which we’ve been working has been trying to complete a public meeting and recreation center. It originally started as a 20 X 20 single room that currently houses a seniors group, a pre-school, and a no cost legal clinic. A few years ago they were able to add bathrooms. Recently the women made and sold tamales for an entire year to earn enough for material to build the walls for a larger meeting room and the men built the walls. But when it came to building a roof, they found it was beyond their capabilities. To make things worse, the roof on the original room needs replacing too. We offered to help, and the Agape Community Center became our current project.
Update November 6th 2015: We’ve finished the Agape Center! The two new roofs are on, we added new sturdy doors, electricity, windows, and the necessary window bars in this area. The community will now come together and paint the building. They’ve already started using it for the preschool, community meetings, the seniors group, birthday parties and daily Zumba classes. With the school room, the church, and now this community center, we feel so blessed to have been able to take on projects that impact the whole community. Our thanks go out to you, our readers, for the support and prayer that makes this possible! See photos for this project on our Missions Page.