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Missions and Ministry Center UPDATE

The first week of January, 2014 we broke ground on the Costa Rica MIssion Projects MIssions and Ministry Center.  This project, when completed, will consist of cabins for our volunteers to stay in while they are in Costa Rica, a dinning hall and kitchen building, a day care center, a home for young women who come to San Isidro to pursue higher education and finally, a guest house.  The 1.5 acre coffee field that CRMP purchased on the outskirts of San Isidro has ample space for all of these structures.  We plan to leave the coffee that is planted on about 50% of the property with the hope that those who come to stay there will feel like they are staying on a real Costa Rican coffee farm (they are!).  Our first harvest will take place over the next month and we're excited to see how much coffee actually have on the property.
Our first order of business was to begin construction of the cabins for the teams.  There will be three cabins in all.  Each cabin will have 10 bunk beds, so when complete, we'll have beds for 60 volunteers at a time.  In addition to the sleeping space, bathrooms and showers in the cabins, we will also have overflow space in the kitchen/dinning hall building which ultimately give us a capacity of 75.  Currently (9/19/14), the first two cabins are complete and were used by volunteers during this past Summer.  Cabin number three is 70% finished.  The walls, slab and roof are done and the electrical is being installed.  We are confident that this cabin will be finished by the end of this year.  There are no more volunteer teams coming this year, so it's up to Don Hugo and the guys to get it done.
Mid way through this year we started working on the kitchen/dining hall building.  With around 600 volunteers each year, 3 meals a day, 6 days a week... we prepare a LOT of food.  Add to that the snacks and meals for the children that will be coming to the day care and its pretty clear that we needed a "real" kitchen.  The dining hall will have room for up to 100 without feeling crowded.  It will also be the primary worship/devotional space for the work teams.  Underneath the dining hall will be a storage area for our tools and equipment.  Structurally, this building is finished.  The kitchen countertops are being tiled this week and with one more coat of paint it will be ready for use.  There are few more details to be taken care of with the dining hall and storage are, but as with cabin number 3, we anticipate this building being finished by the end of 2014.
In January of 2015 we break ground on the day care center and either the home for young women or the guests house.  Regardless of the order, we expect to have all three of those buildings completed during 2015. As of 1/10/14 we have 34 teams signed up for next year and we anticipate another full calendar. 
We have been so blessed by everyone who has been a art of this major undertaking so far.  From the generous gifts that were given to enable us to purchase the property, to the teams that worked SO HARD this year under extreme heat and torrential downpours, and sometimes both at the same time!  We could not be more grateful for the confidence that you have placed in us and your encouragement for the direction that we are leading this ministry.   

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SO fantastich are ,when yong people will go to missions trip and sharing faith with theword of God in Jesus name and the Holy Spirit will help them and me today again in Jesus name thanks and bless and pray,keijo sweden

December 30, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkeijo

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