January 16th, 2014
The year 2014 has arrived, bringing much hope for Horizon of Hope and hardly any snow at lower elevation (see picture above). We ended year 2013 filled with joy and anticipation as we were taking small but steady steps towards the dedication of the building scheduled for August 23rd of this year. As we finished with all the holiday celebrations, Once the holiday season was over, we resumed the work at the building site. Although at the end of 2013 our finances reservoir was indicating “low”, God has been so good to us and “poured some more fuel in our tank”. The past six or eight years have been an amazing journey of faith for us all. All we can say is that God is good and He is always in control.
Recently we were thrilled to hear from some of the old and new HOH friends who expressed their desire to commit to monthly support. As we transition from building the HOH center to actually working with students we will need a more stable income. We are convinced that God will continue to inspire and stir the people’s hearts to give to HOH out of their time and money. So far we have a few people who have decided to help monthly – some from Germany and others from the US. If any other countries would like to be represented in our monthly supporters database, we would love to hear from them and build a partnering relationship.
The following pictures bear witness to all that has been done so far and the work in progress. Enjoy!
The beauty of God’s creation
The center guarded by mountains
Closing the second access way to the attic
Installing the internet cables
Ceilings for the stairwell
Keeping the heat away from the attic
The next step is to see this distribution box ready
Installing the second “puffer” (hot water tank)
Expanding the heating system to cover at least half of the building
Ready for some more connections
December 20th, 2013
It is almost Christmas and we have much to tell about the month of December that is almost over. Also we consider that the progress made in 2013 on the HOH center is a very good news for all our supporters.
Today was the last working day of this year for our team of workers. Here is the status of our building so far:
The decision was made to close the two main access ways to the attic to try and preserve all the heat that we will have soon in the building. As you can see in the pictures one of the access ways has been completed. The other one will be done right after the holidays.
The final coat of plastering is on. The slab is also finished both in the bedrooms and in the bathrooms. The plumbing systems are finished. So we could officially say that the upstairs needs to be moved to a different level of work. We can start now on tiles, flooring, doors, furniture, etc.
The work has moved now to the first floor where we began working on pouring the final slab. In the first weeks of the next year our desire is to have the heating system ready and temporarily working to provide a pleasant temperature for the workers and for the work in progress.
The basement/technical space
This week we added another hot water accumulation tank to expand the ability of heating the building. The tiles were laid and the big tank was arranged into place.
On our last board meeting we set as our main goal to have the dedication of the building and the beginning of the actual project on August 23rd, 2014.
We are so thankful for all our partners and supporters which felt led to get involved with HOH this year. Our prayers and desire is that next year will be filled with more blessings than this for all of you. Please continue to pray for us that the project will begin and the building will be ready to receive the first group of students by August of 2014.
Please continue to keep us in your prayers and help us get the HOH project started. We wish you a Merry Christmas and may God bless you with new blessings in 2014.
Enjoy a few photos taken this week.