On January 13th we officially launched the construction of the Blue Haven Village facility with the measuring and initial digging for the pillars. On the way to the site Alok was so happy he was singing “How Great Thou Art” intermingled with Looney Tunes!
Our contractor Ashok arrived with his construction team and first of all we had a brief time of prayer/dedication. Pastor Anthony from our Life Center urban church and training center shared from Psalm 127 “Except the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain.”
When we first acquired the property Leanna had stood and claimed Joshua 1:3, declaring that as the soles of our feet rest on this terrain, God has given it to us and would provide for the construction. Now we are setting out by faith and indeed, only God can build this house.
Leanna invited His Spirit to come and to build His temple. Though what is to be built on this land is not a traditional temple or place of worship, the school, clinic and children’s home will be a place where His name is glorified and where countless young lives are exposed to His love. In that sense Blue Haven Village will indeed be a temple of God’s glory.
As of Feb. 15th the foundation has been laid, with 20 pillars installed and 20 in process at a depth of 5 ft. Current construction includes eight classrooms, office rooms and bathrooms. Please pray with us for the remaining funds to come in for this project.