This past week we had our first week of ministry in the new building. After months of renovations, it was exciting to see the first realization of the potential that this new space has!
El Faro (The Lighthouse) homeless ministry used the building for the first time and the guys and girls were thrilled with the new shower facilities and indoor space out of the sun. Thank you so much to all of our donors who are making this a possibility, and a special shout-out to Discovery Christian Church who kicked this whole thing off as part of their BRIX capital campaign!
The bathrooms have been renovated, additional storage and an extra room have been added, a new outdoor sink has been installed, and the outside of the building has been painted. In a week and a half a team from our Discovery will arrive to install ceramic tile flooring throughout the inside of the building. We are so grateful to God’s goodness, and we couldn’t be happier with how well this building is coming together!
We still have two “big” projects left to knock out, but we are well on our way! We are still in need of $1,500 to renovate the kitchen and we will eventually need $3,500 to replace the roof. We continue to be humbled and overwhelmed by the generosity of our donors and the committment of volunteers to bring this space together. It is truly a team effort and we look forward to growing the ministry of YWAM El Salvador as we seek to influence the men, women, and children on the streets of San Salvador.
Here are some pictures from our first week of ministry in the new space:
Indoor space set up and ready to go
Entrance with rules posted, and clothing organized
New shower stalls and bathrooms
Close up of one of the new showers
Staff and volunteers with some of the guys
Check in and one-on-one goal setting for the week
We had a great first week, and we are excited to be in the building and looking foward to many great weeks of ministry to come!