Project #5 presents our goal for a Grand Conference Room which would be located at the Sainte-Philomène compound. The main building on these grounds presently consists of classrooms for our third church-school plant during the first part of the day and our Bible institute in the afternoons, plus additional offices. On the second story of this complex are two rather large rooms which run parallel with each other. (58 ft. x 19 ft.)
Presently, Pastor Lefort and his family are living in one of these rooms until he can complete the home he is building in Petite-Anse. The other room contains many stored items that we brought over from our previous home. After we find another place for our stuff, it will become a much needed conference room for Rehoboth Ministries. It’s a miracle waiting to happen!
Why is this project unique?
The Grand Conference Room is an altogether unique project. What sets this project apart from the others? Unlike the other needs represented in our ministry, our intention for this room is to make it a source of revenue for the overall mission. In addition to having a state-of-the-art meeting place to hold conferences, marriages, graduations, concerts, and funerals for our own work, we will also make this room available to outside Christian organizations that wish to rent a low-cost facility. It will be much less expensive than the hotels in town, yet very accessible to those that are both in and outside the city of Cap-Haitian. (Sainte-Philomène is located just outside the main entrance to the city.)
The funds from this special project will be funneled to other much-needed projects. It would also provide a salary to one of our responsible workers who possesses a good business mind, thus providing an income for his family.
Another advantage to having our own meeting place is that this would enable us to eliminate the expenditures for renting a hotel conference room every time we need a nice place to meet..
What will it take?
One part of the room is already squared off for a couple of restrooms. Everything from the toilets and tile, to the doors, light fixtures and mirrors are included in the price below. What was once a small storage area will be totally renovated to serve the conference guests as restrooms. The remainder of the floor area will be tiled as well.
Costs for Phase 1
- Total for materials: $4,300
- Labor costs: $1,820
- Total Price: $6,100
*Phase 1 will prepare the way for Phase 2 which includes a paint job, purchase of chairs, a podium, light fixtures, fans, and two air conditioners for the main area.