To future team members and supporters,
We are asking you to help CSI Ministries complete two projects in Belize. The first is completing the construction of the First Stone Church just outside Belize City in Western Paradise. The second project is making repairs to the Belize City Friends Center in the heart of Belize City.
Construction began two years ago on First Stone Church and the floor and the walls have been built. Completing this project is important because we are joining Pastor Phillipa in furthering her vision for First Stone, which is:
“Two years ago, God called us to Western Paradise to reach out to the neighborhood to share His love and allow the people to experience the abundant life he promised in John 10:10. Therefore, on February 8th, 2015 we started the ministry called First Stone. At that time, we were meeting in the small medical clinic in the community that was built by CSI. However, it soon became evident that we needed a permanent place to call home.
We are now meeting at the location given to us by TWAW. At this location we are meeting under the floor of what is supposed to be the church upstairs. My vision for the area is to share the word of God with every home. We want to see God moving in the lives of the people of Western Paradise and break the generational lifestyle pattern off the lives of the youths and children to give them a better life. We want to achieve this both spiritually and educationally. No home will be missed in us sharing the word, no youth or child will be neglected spiritually or educationally. One day we hope to see a preschool open on the ground floor of the church. We know with God ALL things are possible. I believe God brought us together to partner to accomplish what he wants to do at Mile 8.
The completion of the ground and first floor of the building will help expand our ministry and provide a comfortable and beautiful place where believers can come together in worship to encourage each other in their walk with Christ. Belize is no different from any other country where believers want to worship in a beautiful place/building. Several people are waiting for the sanctuary to finish so they can join us in worship – they don’t want to sit in the heat I guess. Overall, I can’t wait to see how God will expand our territory.” Pastor Phillipa, First Stone Church.
Teams of 12 members each are needed on the following dates: February 24 – March 3, March 3-10, and March 10-17, we wish to fill at least 2 of these weeks. The cost per team member is $770.00 plus airfare. Estimated cost to finish the rafters is $5000 with $2,000 currently pledged.
Belize Friends School opened at this location in 2016. Several maintenance projects need to be completed to keep the school and center in good condition. Teams of 10-12 are needed throughout 2018 to complete these projects and get to know students and staff. Cost of this trip $770 plus airfare and project cost.
If you are not able to participate as a team member, you can support the teams with a monetary donation. Prayer support is also vital to the project and team. If you would like to become a team member, contact Kip Worrel at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. For those interested in supporting with project funds, checks can be made payable to CSI Ministries with the memo Belize Mission Fund and mailed to CSI Ministries, P.O. Box 841, Muncie, IN 47308 or donate online.
Please pray for Pastor Phillipa and the people at First Stone Church in Western Paradise, the staff and students at Belize Friends School, for the necessary teams and funds to continue these missions, and what God would have you do.
CSI Ministries is also booking teams for Tama, IA with Mesquakie Friends Church to work with Native Americans; Salyersville, KY serving the needs the Appalachian people in the poorest county in the Kentucky; and Highgate, Jamaica building small houses for the local population.
Contributions are solicited with the understanding that CSI Ministries, Inc. has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds. Funds in excess of the cost of these two projects will be used for any future Belize projects and general ministry purposes.