Three years ago we came to El Salvador with the dream of impacting those who live on the edges of society…the fatherless, the poor, and those on the streets. We have seen this dream grow into reality and we are excited to share with you the next step for our ministry. Through prayer and circumstances, God has directed us to a permanent location in the city and we are beginning the process of opening a community ministry center! We thank you for your prayers and support as we move forward to secure and renovate this building. Our ministry is focused on reaching kids at risk, homeless children and adults, and individuals working in prostitution… this building will allow us to expand all of those ministries.
Up to this point we have been renting a ministry facility in the city. We feel that in order to make the best use of the funds we have, the next step is to purchase and renovate a building to be used for ministry purposes in the community. This building is located near the Tutunichapa community of San Salvador which is a community that struggles with poverty, addiction, homelessness, and issues related to prostitution and gang activity. We feel that this is a strategic location to impact many lives in this community.
We have been in talks with the owner of the building for quite some time and we have just reached an agreement to purchase the building for $78,000 plus $2,000 in legal fees needed to close the deal. We are excited to announce that we have already received donations from our home church, Discovery Christian Church, as part of their own building campaign as well as from the Latin American Children’s Fund, another organization dedicated to serving children in El Salvador. Between these two donors we have already raised $40,000 in funding! We feel like this is a great start to opening this center.
Now we have the task of raising the additional $40,000 needed to cover all of the purchase costs before we can begin the renovation phase. We are excited to see all the ways that this building can impact the community! The potential impacts include offering a safe “coffee house” environment off the streets for those who struggle with addiction and/or are involved with prostitution, a feeding program to help street kids and families in crisis, job training courses, financial education, literacy programs, and human trafficking prevention education and victim assistance to help combat this issue in the city. The possibilites truly are endless as we seek to provide practical resources to those in need in the city, as well as share the truth of God’s word with them. We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with community churches as well with the goal of meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the men, women, and children in this community.
Will you consider partnering with us to make a difference in the city of San Salvador? 100% of all funds donated will go to the purchase of this building. The sooner we raise the needed funds, the sooner we can begin to invest in this community.
We are looking for donors to give a one-time gift to this project, or to commit to giving monthly for the next twelve months to make this dream a reality. If you would like to donate, check out our homepage for more information on donation options. Please indicate that your gift is for the Ministy Center Project Fund. If you have questions, or would like more information email Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will keep you updated, so stay tuned for more information about the renovation phase of this project! We are looking for skilled professionals and short-term volunteers to help renovate this building. Thank you for your support and please be praying with us that the funding would come in soon so that we can expand our impact in San Salvador!
Here is a picture of the future site of the community ministry center! This is the view from the street. Inside the building has a large meeting room, storage space, kitchen space, garage, office space, a large patio, and several bathrooms. There is also a small apartment on the property behind the building.