MISSION

LA PERLA

Building a ministry center in

La Perla, Puerto Rico

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WHAT'S THE STORY?
Since 2010 EHF has worked intermittently alongside a local pastor in Puerto Rico. It was during relief efforts after hurricane Maria that we felt lead to invest in a small dilapidated property that would serve as our community hub, coffee shop and multi purpose church space. In September 2018 
community leaders extended invitations for us to do more and requested that we specifically focus on the neighborhood's biggest challenge and greatest opportunity  for long lasting impact, the youth.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
La Perla is the most notorious neighborhood in all of Puerto Rico and is historically steeped in generational, academic, economic and spiritual poverty.

"Our goal is to build relationships and love and serve the youth."

Hector Vega, EHF Senior Pastor

WHAT WILL WE DO?
We are making a long term commitment to build a self sustaining venture that will allow us to serve the neighborhood, build relationships and introduce a generation of at risk youth to Jesus.
Our goal is to serve 50 kids weekly through academic enrichment, sports and vocational outlets centered on a holistic gospel centered approach. Life-on-life mentorship will come by way of opportunities to learn life skills by working in the coffee shop.
The space will also be used for community engagement, activities and church services.
PROJECT TIMELINE

2021

Complete architectural/engineer plans and permits. Begin construction.

 

Financial goal:

$150,000

2022

Complete  construction. First missionary couple arrives in the fall to start relationships in community.

 

Financial goal:

$150,000

2023

Open the mission fully staffed and offering the full array of services.

 

Financial goal:

$75,000

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Become a monthly partner ($10, $25 or $50 or more) or give a one-time gift toward the work.

We also need all types of construction professionals or contractors. Please give us a call at (212) 410-6119, or contact us below.

 
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