11 May Expansion benefits both church and MUR
Mission UpReach, Inc. has an 8,000-square foot warehouse and parking area rented that contains classrooms and a basketball court. This building is used every day and most nights during the week because it also serves as a place where the Barrio Belén church meets. The church and MUR share the expenses with MUR paying two-thirds of the cost and the church paying one-third.
On Sundays, church is from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM and then Sunday School follows from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. On Monday through Thursday, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, there are children’s basketball leagues, homework tutoring and children’s chorus for groups of children that participate in our DESEO public school values education program. On Monday through Friday evenings, MUR has a school for deaf adults that meets from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The church also has a mid-week Bible study and on Saturday evenings there are youth group meetings. Saturday mornings and afternoons the CRESCO program, which is a two-year Bible certificate program, meets in the building. We are proud of the almost constant use of this resource.
Thanks to the generosity of an MUR donor we now have been able to construct three double wide trailers for additional classroom space. This new space which has a total of 3,360 square feet will be used for our adult deaf school, Sunday school for the deaf, a counseling center, a youth group meeting area, and adult classrooms. We are really excited about this new tool that God has gifted us with through the generosity of one of our donors. This new space is going to make our training and equipping efforts much more efficacious in the future.