Mabati Church Construction
In a country where Christianity is growing rapidly, the need for new churches continues to increase. Since 2003, The Outreach Foundation has offered opportunities for Presbyterians to partner with Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) congregations in Kenya.
Mabati churches are constructed of steel and are being built in areas where people previously worshiped under trees or in houses. Receiving congregations supply the land, cement flooring, and labor. The churches serve as places of worship on Sundays and as schools during the week.
Large structures costing $10,000 will seat 500 people while small churches seating 200-250 cost $8,000. There are also temporary churches for congregations in areas of greater potential. These churches can be completed in about a month, and the final completion can be done by a visiting work team from a congregation in the U.S.A.
Stu Ross, East African Mission staff for The Outreach Foundation, devotes his time and talents to overseeingthese construction projects.
Minimum Goal for 2016
$80,000 – ten furnished churches – $8,000 each