The past and the future...
THE PERMANENT HOME
why is it needed, and why NOW?
We would gather at a nearby school serving over 500 children and teenagers for our primary services. That temporary meeting place was assured to be accessible to us on a weekly basis. During the COVID-19 crisis, we were unable to use the facilities for more than two years and had no place to gather in person. Sadly, we have lost touch with the majority of children and teenagers. We are having difficulty using the facility due to a rental policy change. We are now running small groups of teens providing online services for children and seeking a place to resume our leading service. We hope to find another rental property but are ready for a permanent residence.
On the other hand, our main daily ministry operations take place in a tiny 70 m2 (750 ft) leased flat in Dhaka, where we face various hurdles and problems. At the same time, we plan activities for a group of people/children from nearby areas, and there is no room for outdoor activities.
No other convenient space are available in Mirpur to rent/lease for our size or demands without putting us under strain from the surrounding neighborhood. We are expanding and presently carrying out meaningful ministries in various methods. Our training ministry, curriculum development, after-school programs, discipleship seminars, children and teens camping, and other expanding ministries all require space, some of which are required throughout the week.
We desire to continue diligently ministering and increasing our work in our town and countrywide. A building of our own will allow us to host and deliver quality required ministries on a daily basis.
We aim to be more responsible stewards of our resources. Paying rent on a monthly basis when we have no equity is not a good idea. Paying for a structure that we own and can use 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is both necessary and prudent. We believe that in order to be the finest stewards of God’s resources as well as the current time and conditions. All those circumstances led us to a permanent home…
“To REACH MARGINALIZED CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS, camping, after-school activities, outreaches, and other ‘church-fit’ approaches are used. PROVIDE TOOLS (materials, ideas, and curriculum) appropriate for their context and culture to reach and teach disciples.
Parents and others involved in it provide PRACTICAL TRAINING with life-changing materials.”
Imagine with us . . . a permanent home for Bijoy,
a generous space at the center of this COMMUNITY.
Where marginalized families can GATHER to enhance. Where marriages will be RENEWED,
Where parents and hurting will find grace and HOPE,
Leaders will be EQUIPPED with the right tools… and Where life-long authentic MEMORIES will begin.
Where the GOSPEL will be lived-out in LOVE, and so on…
We are glad to inform you that God provided a property with an L-shaped building used as a KG school before COVID-19. The property is approximately 14374.8 square feet in size. This land will be used for community space, a short-length outdoor gathering area for special events, a children’s play area, a tool-making garage for Sunday schools, a multipurpose hall for worship and discipleship training, after-school programs, teacher training, and an emergency drop-in center for rescued girls, among other things.