As we approach our 10th year here in Mexico and along with that the 10 year anniversary of the church, God has led us to make some big changes. And although this update is going to be different than our normal family and ministry updates, I wanted to share about these exciting changes with you!
Even though our church began as only a home fellowship, with our continued growth, God has directed us to move locations 3 times. After each move we have seen the Lord bless our step of faith and double the size of our congregation in the first year.
We are believing that once again the Lord is leading us to change locations. We have been at our present church facility for the past 6 years, and although we love our church building, we have outgrown it. We presently have three Sunday services with our 220 seat sanctuary usually full. As well, we have a downstairs video overflow room that often has more than 50 adults sitting in it watching the service due to a lack of seats in the sanctuary.
After realizing that God was moving us on, our Elders and church family began looking for a suitable church facility located nearby. After a short search, God has led us to a large empty factory that is strategically located directly off of the main toll road in the middle of town. This 12,000 square foot factory includes plenty of room to fit our growing church family. Preliminary plans include an 800 seat sanctuary, new children’s ministry rooms, church offices, and a Biblical Counseling center.
We recently signed a contract that includes low monthly payments, as well as a generous lease to buy option at the end of (or during) our five year lease. The owner has also given our church two months of free rent to prepare the facility. And this time is sorely needed because although this facility is large, we are going to be basically building the church out from scratch on the inside. In order to get the church ready, we have set aside the next two months (July and August) to work and prepare the church building for our projected move in date of September 1st.
We have been working together with an architect to prepare a three phase project that we will be working on over the next calendar year. We need to have phase 1 completed by our projected move in date. I would like to share with you some of the main work projects and their estimated costs in phase 1 and would ask that you pray about partnering with us in one of these projects.
Phase 1 Work Projects w/ estimated Cost List: (costs include labor)
#1- Sanctuary Pews/Benches: $5,000.00
#2- Sanctuary Stage: $1,300.00
#3- 2 6 stall/urinal Bathrooms: Women’s $3,000.00, Men’s: 2,400.00
#4- Children’s Classroom Walls: $3,000.00
#5- Baby Nursery: $1,200.00
#6- Sanctuary Sound System and Speakers: $5,000.00
#7- Electrical for the building: $4,000.00
#8- Ventilation Units: 2 priced at $2,500.00 each
#9- Sanctuary Walls: $7,000.00
#10- Church Parking Lot: $5,000.00
With the other unlisted costs, the grand total for phase 1 of our new building project has been estimated to be around $50,000.00. Our church family has been giving for the past month, but we want to ask that you and/or your church consider partnering with us financially in this exciting missions opportunity. We understand that these financial numbers are large, but every gift large or small will make a huge difference.
Besides finances, we have put together a donation/wish list of materials that we need to complete phase 1 of our building project. If you (or anyone you know) has these materials and/or would like to donate them to us, please contact me.
#1- Bathroom fixtures (9 toilets, 3 urinals, and 7 sinks)
#2- 3 Double Wide Sanctuary Entry Doors
#3- 600 square feet of bathroom tile.
#4- 5,500 square feet of carpet for sanctuary.
#5- 16 (36 inch) interior Classroom doors.
#6- Paint (interior and exterior cement paint)
Thank you so much for supporting us with your prayers and finances through the years. We ask that you would prayerfully consider partnering financially with us once again in this building project with a one time gift. If you are interested in doing that, you can contact me directly, or you can send in your donation payable to “Calvary Chapel Rosarito” and mail it to our US mission’s organization at:
Saving Grace World Missions
Attn: Calvary Chapel Rosarito Building Fund
17451 Bastanchury Rd. Suite 203
Yorba Linda Ca, 92886
One hundred percent of your gift is tax deductible, and 100 percent of your gift will be used towards this building project. (no missions administrative fees, etc…) You can also direct your gift towards a specific need that God places on your heart or we can apply it to the areas most needed.
We are also in need of missions teams to come down and join us this summer (and beyond) to help us complete these Phase 1building projects. If you or your church is interested in taking a quick missions/work trip down to Rosarito this summer, please contact me and we would be happy to host you.
Finally, please feel free to pass this opportunity on to any individuals or churches that you think might be interested in this mission’s project. We also ask that you would pray with us that God would do… more than we can ask or think! (Ephesians 3:20)
With much love from Mexico,
Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel
- Pray that God will provide all of the finances and workers that we need to finish Phase 1 of our building project.