As of now, a place to rent hasn’t opened up for the new church plant. It seems that rentable space is very limited. We will continue to search, but it may come to the place where we need to buy property. I’m really hoping we can keep the cost down the first year by just renting a space, but I’m not sure how much longer we can wait. Many people have offered to sell their property, but no one is able to rent.
We are praying for clear direction from the Lord right now. To rent a house with enough land to build a small auditorium would be around $50 to $75 a month. To buy the same property would be between $5000 and $7000 I believe.
At Madiba Bay Baptist we are currently renovating the front parking lot of the church to build a soccer/fubito court. The church plans to use Friday night and Saturday soccer leagues for outreach and evangelistic purposes. With the lack of space in the community for these types of events, we believe it will be a great opportunity to be in contact with a lot more lost young people. It will also be a great venue for the young preachers to gain more experience in preaching and presenting the Gospel.
Please be in prayer for both the new church plant and the soccer leagues.