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PROJECTS

Build the Faith Projects focus on areas of economic distress around the world, empowering local communities to build their own churches, convents and retreat houses with our support. 

 

San Juan Pablo II Church. Cameroon, Africa. Actual Project (Feb 2024 – )

The St. John Paul II Church community in Cameroon lacks a proper church building despite its growing Christian population, which currently exceeds 500 individuals. Despite this challenge, the community remains vibrant and actively engaged in their faith. Currently, this community gathers to receive the sacraments in a small structure that was previously used as a poultry farm. Unfortunately, due to the limited space, more than half of the population must remain outside during Mass.
 
Father Gabriel, the community’s pastor, expressed his gratitude upon hearing the news of our support. He reminisced about the community’s struggles and his encouragement to persevere amidst challenges. He conveyed his deep appreciation for the assistance offered, which gives hope for the realization of a long-awaited dream: the construction of a proper church where they can worship together.
 
This new Church is particularly significant given the past six years of unrest in Cameroon, during which the church has served as a beacon of hope amid turmoil. Through the generosity of individuals like you and the steadfast faith of our founder Christina, the community can now look forward to a brighter future with their own church building.

 

Parroquia El Santuario de Nuestro Señor de Esquipulas. San Vicente, El Salvador. December 2023

At Build the Faith, we hold firm to the belief that every endeavor, regardless of its size, serves as an opportunity to honor and glorify our Lord. In the autumn of 2023, bolstered by the incredible generosity of our donors, we embarked on a mission to aid the “Parroquia El Sanctuario Nuestro Señor de Esquipulas” in El Salvador. Recognizing the urgent need to address the deteriorating state of their roof, which posed safety concerns for the community, we rallied our resources to facilitate its replacement.

Thanks to the collaborative efforts and unwavering support of all involved, the parishioners now have a secure and stable environment in which to gather and partake in the sacraments. This endeavor not only ensures the safety and well-being of the community but also strengthens their spiritual foundation, allowing them to continue their faith journey with renewed confidence and vigor.

 

San Juan Pablo II Retreat House. Tabasco Mexico. Inaugurated June 8th, 2023

Our project in Mexico, a retreat house, achieved a momentous milestone by successfully hosting its inaugural retreat in 2023. With 120 attendees experiencing a profound encounter with Jesus, the retreat house has already begun fulfilling its purpose. The priest passionately expressed that this endeavor will not only bring immeasurable joy and peace to our community but will also extend its profound impact to numerous neighboring communities devoid of such retreat facilities.

This retreat house stands as a beacon of hope, promising transformative experiences for individuals seeking solace, spiritual growth, and a deeper connection with their faith. It serves as a testament to our commitment to fostering personal and communal well-being through spiritual retreats. The retreat house’s successful inauguration paves the way for a future filled with spiritual renewal, enlightenment, and the spreading of divine love throughout the region.

 

 

St Peter’s Church. Ghana, Africa. Inaugurated Sept 2022

We have completed St. Peter’s Church in Keniago, Ghana, Africa! The Catholic community in Keniago is vibrant and is growing fast, despite the extreme poverty and thank to your Generosity they now can enjoy a place to praise God and received the Holy Sacraments. 

Having a dedicated space for prayer and religious ceremonies can bring immense joy and comfort to the community members. It provides them with a sense of belonging and strengthens their faith. St. Peter’s Church will serve as a beacon of hope, fostering spiritual growth and fostering a sense of community among the people of Keniago.

 

 

 

Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesus y María. Diriamba, Carazo, Nicaragua. Inaugurated Feb 8th, 2020

In the predominately agricultural community of Diriamba, nestled approximately 41 kilometers southwest of Managua, Nicaragua, a significant milestone was reached by Build the Faith on February 8th, 2020. This date marked the consecration of a new church, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary. With a population of around 2,000 people, Diriamba rejoiced as Cardinal Brenes officiated the consecration, and the community expressed deep gratitude to God, Build the Faith, its donors, and volunteers who made this cherished dream a reality.
 
 

 

 

Pequeñas Madres de los Pobres. Jose C. Paz, Argentina. Inaugurated  January 2019

Our second building project was completed on Jan 2019. The dilapidated building which housed the nuns of the Order Pequeñas Madres de los Pobres in Argentina, had recently collapsed. The new building houses these dedicated women and help them continue their work caring for the poor children of the streets.  The children they serve often suffer from abuse or from addiction to drugs and alcohol.  The nuns provide invaluable spiritual support and guidance to these kids.

As the echoes of the kids’ laughter fill the air at the convent, the nuns know that Build the Faith’s generous donation is starting to show fruits. They can see the immense impact of their work, as they witnessed the transformation of lives, one child at a time.

 

 

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Garagoa, Colombia. Inaugurated August 2017

In August 2017, our first Church project came to fruition, marking a significant milestone in our journey. This endeavor held a special place in our hearts as it was the brainchild of our beloved founder, Christina, who unfortunately passed away shortly after its completion.

Situated in an area plagued by violence and poverty, the church stands as a beacon of hope and solace for three interconnected communities. Its purpose extends beyond the realm of religious devotion, as it also plays a vital role in educating and nurturing the faith of children attending the neighboring public school.

With unwavering determination, the Church has become a sanctuary where the downtrodden find respite, and the destitute discover a renewed sense of purpose.

Although Christina’s time with us was cut short, her vision lives on in the transformative impact this church has on the lives of those it serves. We remain committed to carrying forward her legacy, ensuring that this sacred place continues to uplift spirits, offer support, and instill unwavering faith in the hearts of all who seek refuge within its walls.

We will serve as an instrument to bring close to God those who have distanced themselves or are struggling in their path to the catholic faith.