We are so excited to share that ALL of the funds for the retaining wall at Shekinah have been provided!! It is a huge gift from God that this project will soon be completed. We started raising funds in 2015, began construction in June 2017, and we hope to be finished by the end of this October. As you can see, the wall is coming along beautifully! From humble beginnings (far right) to its current ever growing state (left/center).
The total project cost was $16,500 ($US). This amount seemed unreachable to human standards, but we know nothing is impossible the Lord! With all that was involved with the large task of the retaining wall, several verses spoke to ASOSAP in regard to the wall. One of those verses is: Proverbs 16:3 “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans”.
Thank you greatly for all your donations and prayers!! Your partnership is securing Shekinah´s future! Let´s take a walk down the Shekinah Center memory lane and also see why this retaining wall is so essential!
The Glory of God Dwells Here
“The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 14:1
Where does Shekinah get its name from? Shekinah in Hebrew means: “The Glory of God Dwells Here”. It is a very fitting name for the center! Another important detail in Shekinah Center´s history is its start. October.15th, 2015 was the Inauguration Ceremony and guests were invited to share in the great blessing that had been realized. The invitation card stated, “The Lord has been great to us”, and we can say the same today in many things, including this recent milestone with the funding of the retaining wall.
Since that time, Shekinah has been the home, and will continue to be, for many events such as: Pastor´s Training, Leadership Training for Nurses and Pastors (Serving with Love), Sewing Workshops, English classes, and Building My Horizon (Children´s Program). It is where Pokomchi families can strive towards their God-given potential, find hope in Jesus, and grow in new life with Him. The retaining wall protects this building where all these amazing gatherings occur. With this wall and God´s protection, the building will hold strong for many years! What a blessing!