In the spring of 2015, Rescate' Ecuador embarked on their dream to provide a Community Center that would support the members of their communities through spaces that could be used for outreach like medical care, dental care, technology, education, cooking, devotions, and fellowship.
The land was needed to begin so a loan was taken out that required a 50% down payment and a term of 10 years. The original loan was for $12,500.
After the land was secured, they began plans for a six room Community center that would primarily be possible due to the donations of money and time from both the locals and the ministry connections outside of Ecuador.
In the spring of 2017, the building project began. The hope was for this project to be completed primarily with the volunteers and staff of Rescate' Ecuador. They hired José and he was the primary leader of the construction project until recently. They also were fortunate to have an architect that volunteered his services for the first six months of the project. Unfortunately, in the fall of 2017, the architect passed away suddenly, leaving them in a position where they needed to begin paying for the remaining architecture needs.
Progress has been swift due to the presence and support of mission groups over the summer and some monumental financial gifts that allowed them to hire extra construction workers this last winter. As of March, of 2018 the building is built and final touches are needed including electrical and finishing’s like trim and paint.
However; in late February of 2018, after weeks of heavy rainfall, a leak in the roof halted the project. The architect had to investigate and resolve the issue with a plan that the government would approve in order to finish the project.
The final recommendation is to put a new roof over the existing structure and create what will later be a second floor. This resolution comes with a price tag of $5,000. No current construction can continue until the new roof is installed.
Rescate' Ecuador has remained faithful, positive and trusting in our Lord during all of this. They maintain an attitude of faith, constantly believing and saying that God will provide. The Chacaguasay family has spent over a decade ministering to and supporting our remote mountainous brothers and sisters with time and personal money, including the money needed to purchase the land.
At this point there are a few expenses remaining to complete this community center in full. Funds will be applied in the order below:
- $5,000 – New Roof to fix the leak and resume construction. This would be the most urgent.
- $4,000 – Furnishing the new center with up to date resources that will enhance the mission and hospitality of Rescate' Ecuador.
- $8,000 – re-pay the loan that was taken for the land. An amount like this is the equivalent of an American using their whole life savings and retirement to fulfill a vision to serve thy neighbor.
The Chacaguasay family would never out-right ask for a donation, but there are enough of us that have been changed by the work of Rescate' Ecuador and want to return a blessing that will clear the stress of this project in order for the true work to begin.
We welcome any and all donations through this site, and have linked the donations directly to Rescate’s bank account.
For questions specific to the project or needs you can email Marco at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward with prayer and thanksgiving for the work that this project will allow and the lives that will be changed through the continued ministry of Rescate' Ecuador.
Please consider a gift in order for the gifts and time of our Rescate' Ecudaor family to be used for the Glory of God in the villages and with the people of Ecuador.
May God continue to Bless you all,
Executive Director – Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp-Hillside Colorado.
Director of Ministry and Mission - Holy Cross Lutheran Church – Wheatridge Colorado
Faith Formation Minister for Fort Collins Lutherans (FOCOLU) – Fort Collins Colorado