Have you ever had one of those projects that seemed like an impossible dream, a target so big that you could see no way to make it happen short of a major miracle?For us, the Father’s House Church and its Christian school is one of those challenges, perhaps the biggest challenge on our list. As part of our outreaches, we partner with many churches and ministries in Colombia. In 2013 we began to focus on the town of Chiquinquira (Chee King Key Ra), working with churches, ministering in local schools and ministering in a state home for boys.
We have since had spectacular results, ministering to tens of thousands of people in different venues. We have now been in all of the largest local schools and public venues. We have also adopted a local home for boys.
Chiquinquirá is a city in Boyacá state Pop. 75,000. Located 115 km north of Bogota it is the religious capital of Colombia. It is home to the Basilica of Chiquinquirá, which houses the image of the Virgin of Chiquinquirá, the patron saint of Colombia. The city is a major point of religious pilgrimage. It’s strategic value for the Evangelical Colombian church cannot be overstated.
NOW, the dream, to establish the Father’s House Church and the Jesus Christ is King Christian School is becoming a reality. On Jan 3rd 2022, due to a generous loan of PAOC Missions, we were able to purchase a 24,000 m2 (almost 6 acre) lot on the edge of town.
Now the real work begins, building a multipurpose gymnatorium, dining hall, offices and a dozen classrooms that will serve the school and church.
Being the only Christian school in the city, it is especially important for us to resurrect the Jesus Christ is King School, I say resurrect because it has to close temporarily due to Covid. This school not only serves the Christian community, but also the underprivileged of the city as an outreach to the poor.
The school has had 6 high schools classes graduate with Technical Certificates, specializing in business. Due to Covid 19, the school had to turn in it’s rented facilities. Upon closing the school had some 110 students with the goal of reaching 400 students’ long term.
Our initial fundraising goal is to help build the classrooms and dining hall. Each of the 12 classrooms, built in prefab, costs $7500,00 to build and furnish. The dining hall and kitchen will be an additional $60,000.00.
The total fundraising goal of $150,000.00 CAD.