2019 Works of Faith Appeals
Guyana – $2,600 Georgetown Hall: The oldest ecclesia in Guyana, the Georgetown ecclesia, has had three costly burglaries over the past two years. They attempted to relocate, but this deal fell through. The ecclesia decided to remain where they are and renovate the hall to make it more secure, as well as to do substantive repairs on the front wall.
Complete: Donations received and work finished June, 2019
Guyana – $3,200 Eccles Hall: The Eccles ecclesia is facing two capital expenditures for their hall. This is the replacement of the zinc sheets on the roof of their hall and then the painting of these sheets to increase their longevity. This is an expense that arises maybe every 20 years.
Progress: $200 donated in March, 2019
Progress: Two cases of Bibles and 60 “1964” Hymn Books donated March through June, 2019
Guyana – $1,250 Kilcoy: One project they would like to address before April 2019 when they will be hosting the Guyana Bible School is the concreting of the entrance to the hall from the road. At present this consists of dirt and some grass from the road, a wood bridge (over a trench), then dirt and grass through the front gate. When it rains, this area becomes muddy, making the entrance to the hall difficult.
Progress: $500 donated in March, 2019
Guyana – $1,000 Kilcoy: An extension of the current overhang on the back side of the hall. This will increase the space for children’s classes and activities, especially when they host special ecclesial events like a Bible School, fraternal, or a Sunday School party.
Progress: $1,000 donated in June, 2019
Guyana – $1,500 Plegt Anker: This ecclesia is situated in the “bush,” far from any town, but it has one of the largest Sunday Schools. A number of years ago a bus was purchased to enable the brethren in the ecclesia to round up all the SS children each Sunday. The bus has also been used for many other ecclesial, CYC & YOC activities as well. Fortunately, the brother who drives this bus is also a very good mechanic, so he is able generally to maintain the bus. Recently, this brother indicated that the bus needs some major work on the engine covering.
Progress: $700 donated in June, 2019
Jamaica – $1,000 Easter Camp expenses
Progress: $850 donated in June, 2019
2015 Works of Faith Appeals
Appeal – Caribbean
$300 Subsidize tuition for Tiennial Youth Camp
Several donations from various ecclesias totaling approximately $2,000 were received by May, and another $2,600 in June to help with tuition.
2014 Works of Faith Appeals
Appeal – Jamaica
$950 for Sewing Machines and supplies to replace those lost in fire – the small store was the main source of income for family
$1,400 to restock little grocery store so sister can supplement family income
A single donation in November, 2014 paid to replace the sewing machine and supplies and $200 was paid towards restocking the little grocery store.
Appeal – Jamaica
$1,600 for Water Storage Tank and pump at Round Hill irrigation of crops (year-round harvest)
A single donation in October, 2014, from one couple funded this project.
Appeal – Jamaica
$280 for two van tires so one brother can support two ecclesias and a sister in isolation every Sunday.
$55 to replace 15 year-old Printer for CBMJ.
$250 Tanker Truck full of water due to drought in Round Hill for ecclesial members.
$550 to purchase & supply vendor cart so widowed sister can support family.
A single donation in October, 2014, paid for these four outstanding Jamaica projects as well as contributed to two other on-going projects: the need for multivitamins and eyeglasses / magnifiers.
Appeal – Jamaica
$950 for sewing machines and supplies to replace those lost in a fire. The small store was the main source of income for the family.
$1,400 to restock a little grocery store so a sister can supplement her family’s income.
A single donation in November, 2014 paid to replace the sewing machine and supplies and $200 was paid towards restocking the little grocery store. Another single donation by a sister in December paid an additional $1,000 towards restocking the grocery store.
2013 Works of Faith Appeals
Appeal – Mexico
$5,000 to fund a 2013 preaching campaign for a week in Ocotlan, Mexico including using Truth Corps.
Several donors contributed $7,300 which will pay for the Truth Corps visit to Ocotlan, near Guadalajara, this summer and the preaching campaign there.
Appeal – Central America
$60 per person to subsidize Yearend Bible School for all ages in both El Salvador and Costa Rica
A Verdugo Hills Sunday School student held a Bake Sale and raised $248 towards subsidizing attendees at the Yearend Bible School
2012 Works of Faith Appeals
Appeal – Sunday School Table and Chairs
$400 for small tables with folding legs and small chairs for Sunday Schools at May Pen, Round Hill and White Horses Ecclesias to be purchased in Jamaica.
The Norfolk Ecclesia sent a donation in January 2013 which took care of this project.
Appeal – Various Projects
$545 was needed in Bolivia to send 8 children, 6 members, and 5 contacts to the April Bible Camp; $850 was needed in Ecuador to send a couple with a 14 and 17 year old to the Costa Rica/ El Salvador Bible School at yearend; and Guyana had l large building project to change the support columns in one of the Halls.
The Seattle Ecclesia held a special collection in March of 2012 and funded the first two projects and almost half of the Guyana building project.