Despite the coronavirus shutdown, some progress has been made in Uruguay and Chile on building projects for churches and a Bible Institute. Please join the mission family in giving thanks for these advances.
In Carmelo, Uruguay, Missionaries Mariano and Becky Proto have organized the cleanup and demolition of parts of a property purchased for a new church building and parsonage.
Across the Andes mountain range, near Temuco, Chile, the team including Terry and Carol Thompson and Andy and Kolette Thompson have made great strides to getting the first building operational on the new campus. This will be the director’s home for the “new” Bible Institute and will soon become occupied. Actually the Bible Institute has been operating for decades, but new space was required, and this ideal property opened up a couple of years ago.
In Antofagasta, Chile, the church has purchased a new property, but as yet has been unable to meet there because of the virus. Presently, missionaries David and Kristi Flinck tell us that Chile is several weeks behind the U.S. in terms of the peak number of cases, so it may be a little while before the church can enjoy the new facility. Much work remains to be done there in the next couple of years to get it “just right.”
The third floor of this structure has a kitchen, room that can be used for a Sunday school classroom, and a terrace with a wonderful view.