18 Nov Poland Project: Worship and Rehab Center
Donna and Arek Delik are endorsed staff with Global Ministries. Members of our Hong Kong Conference, the Deliks have been serving in Poland since 1999. We have sent a number of short-term teams to assist the Deliks in their ministry. The following is a description of a current project from Arek and Donna.
Those who have visited us may remember the 2 rooms we rented in a commercial building. In the last 8 years we have been using them for church ministry as well as “New Life Foundation” ministry among alcoholics. With the expanding ministries, this place no longer met our needs.
In the last 3 years we have stepped up our effort of property hunting. However, most of the properties we found were either too expensive or not suitable for our purposes. Recently, Arek spotted a building that had been owned by the government that seemed perfect.
We were able to purchase it at auction for $150,000 USA. We are very thankful for those individuals and churches who have promised to lend us money for this purpose. Payments will begin in December 2010. Nevertheless, we still need at least about $53,000 USD toward the purchase price, and need to fix part of the roof (which is leaking) before the cold winter hits us with a lot of snow.
The building will be used for more ministries which will benefit the local community. We dream of someday providing a safe haven for children and teens to hang out, instead of causing trouble in the street. “New Life Foundation” also wants to extend its work to helping people with drug addictions, in addition to alcoholics.
With a better place, we could even have a real “Coffee House” to serve hot tea and coffee to those who have nowhere to go. With a proper kitchen we can run the weekend outreach for alcoholics more often. And we want to do much more than that.
Thank you for praying for our building project. We experienced the peace of God during the auction. It was a very tough bidding. A businessman was very determined, and so were we; the biding went to and for. Finally we won the auction with 430,000 zloty (about USD 150,000). It was almost 20% higher than the basic price, but we believe that it’s still a very reasonable price for this property. The building itself is 360 square meters with 22 rooms on 2600 square meters of land.
Praise God that we have crossed the river Jordon safely, but we still need to fight to claim the promised land in Canaan. We will be grateful for your support for this project and appreciate if you could join us once again in prayer for this urgent need. We trust our Father in Heaven who could meet our need.
If you’re interested in supporting this project, please go to the project page on the UBGlobal site for more information.