Monday 30 March 2009

Finishing begins on house one:

The bulk of the work is now done on house one:

The Hope Centre Burundi plans to have six houses on the site. The foundations have been laid for all six but funds are in place for only four of the six. Charles and Val Carr will be returning to the UK in May and so it is hoped that up to four homes will be completed by that time. The remaining two will be finished when funds are located for them.

Here a plumber fits the first of the shower bases in house one, this will be inhabited by Pastor Leonard and his immediate family.

The cement floors need to be finished with a coat which is shined up and smoother off in order that it can receive a few coats of floor paint.

The reinforced concrete frame for the hose is given a finishing coat of cement to smooth it off and to make it more aesthetically pleasing.

Here Pastor Leonard helps construct some of the roof trusses which will eventually end up on one of the homes.

To find our more detail and see a weekly update of the whole project go to the Hope Centre website -
To donate to the Hope Centre project please use the PayPal link at the top right of this page or visit the Mission International giving page

Wednesday 25 March 2009

Powerful Words!

Isaiah 40: 28-31
"............. 28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

Monday 16 March 2009

Sponsored bike ride raises funds for Hope Centre - Burundi:

Sponsored cycle run from Fort William to Inverness:

The Benstead family, who will shortly be heading for Burundi to help out at the Hope Centre project, have just completed a sponsored bike ride between Fort William and Inverness. The purpose was to raise funds for the Hope Centre and even though they are finished its not too late to support their mammoth cycle ride. To make a donation please see the PayPal link at the top right of this page or alternatively there is a link on the Hope Centre site or give via the Mission International website

Well done guys!