The Edge Ministry Base | March 2018 Update
Get ready! The March 2018 update is full of some awesome surprises and progress.
Master Plan Needed!
For a long time we have been working off a concept as funds came in. That meant that each phase had its own plan but without the mechanical details of how it would all fit into the overall vision. Two years ago we received a quote that the overall construction would cost us an estimated:
- $250k total construction cost
- $10k extra for the master plan
It was a hard decision to make but we resolved to finish phase II and start raising the funds for the master plan. So here we are in March 2018. We have some like-minded friends that own a well known development group (www.jacodesarrollos.com) so we contacted them to give us a second quote. In the end, they blesses us with an unexpected discount. The finial estimated cost is:
- $220k total construction cost remaining
- $4235 for the master plan!!!! Can we stop and do a happy dance! I did! This is less than 50% of what we thought we would have to pay. Praise God!
Phase III of The Living Space | The old has gone!
The metal structure of the second floor has been started. This will be the support for the NEW west wind of the Edge which will include 4 NEW intern apartments. The welder will be finished with his part in 3 weeks.
The old roofs covering the original house and “castle” upstairs have been completely removed! Thanks to the CIU team, another missions team and local helpers it only took one day for them to bust that job clear out of the water. The volunteer demo team saved us both time and money, launching us into full blown progress mode. This was a very special moment for us all because it was the last of the old construction that needed to be removed. The old is gone! The new is coming!
The concrete to level the first floor has been almost completed. This will be the space for the community kitchen and living area. Thanks to the small group “working” vacationers that made this possible.
The completion of the castle and extra room on the second floor East Wing has been started and needs to be complete by the 31st of this month!!!! How is that for a deadline? This area will house 4 people from our next missions team arriving on the 31st.
Phase III Budget
|East Wing Castle (level 2: 1 bedroom, loft, bathroom & kitchen)
|West Wing Intern Housing (level 2: 4 apartments)
Grey work labor for walls
Material for new walls
|Master Plan||4235||in progress
|Septic Treatment Plant
|Community area floor