Clearing the Construction Site
Pouring the Cornerstone
Columns in Place
Trusses Complete at Dusk
First Meeting without Walls
One of the exciting ministries that Paul and Marty are involved in is helping with the construction of new places of worship for the growing church in Central Congo.
There is such growth in the church that it seems that whatever we can build the people will fill up as soon as it is available.
Typically church buildings will fill up within a few months of their completion.Construction begins with the clearing of a building site.
Then an initial footer and foundation are dug and poured.
Places are left in the foundation for wooden columns to be erected and a "cornerstone" is poured and prayed over.
Additional columns are set and braced to allow for the placement of the roof trusses and then the metal roofing.
Once the roof is on the unfinished church building it can be used for worship while work continues on the floor, walls, windows and doors.
A new church building creates a lot of excitement and draws people to worship.
The cost of a church depends on the size and how far it is located from our base at Lodja.
Transportation is always a major expense.
Fortunately we have our own portable sawmill and can provide the lumber we need wherever the building site is located.
We make our own bricks with a good quality hand press machine.
Every attempt is made to build the best quality churches that we can so that they will last for many years and will serve as a place for people to worship God and find a relationship with Jesus Christ!
Visit our Photos page regarding construction of new churches for more photos.