We call it a steel marvel.
But this is more than a structure.
Today, The Church of the Final Hour in Carrefour, Haiti shelters more than 1,000 worshippers from the sun for the first time since the 2010 earthquake. The sound of their collective voices lifted in praise under one roof can only be described as deafening. As God’s children lift their hands in praise and dance and sing, their joy is unmistakable. It can be heard a block away.
This is a congregation on fire, giving generously in spite of an existence of extreme poverty. They collected more than $3,000, and provided more workers than necessary to volunteer full time for more than a month of manual labor in blistering heat.
The fruit of their generosity , dedication and enthusiasm marks the first of 19 new structures and 40 repairs in Haiti. Churches Helping Churches was honored to match and multiply their funds, as well as train and certify the volunteers in steel construction, because Jesus is worthy of excellence.
Thanks to the contributions of 267 churches around the world who responded to the command of Galatians 6:10 – to do good to everyone, but especially to those in the household of faith – the God we serve will be honored and glorified in this building for generations.
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! (Psalm 118:1)