Mission La Perla
THE SCHOOL OF LIFE
Will seek to empower the underserved youth of La Perla, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico by entering their day-to-day life stream. Everything we do will focus on life-on-life interaction that introduces the life altering gospel message. Our mission is to reach the next generation, to break dependency and poverty cycles. Empowering them with a hand-up versus hand-out model.
Our activities will focus on empowering youth through academic enrichment, sports, vocational trades and intro to business/financial literacy.
Our ministry team will live in the neighborhood and build relationships that focus on being present, consistent, fun, practical and prayerful. We would like to earn the right to inspire and guide them toward identity, meaning, purpose and the author and sustainer of true life.
PUERTO RICAN BUILDING PROJECT
East Harlem Fellowship organization has secured a property in one of the main streets of La Perla.
We have secured community leader buy-in and support for future youth intervention programing & poverty relief project.
Demolish and remove existing structure - Complete
Secure architectural renderings and permit for future construction - In Process
Secure project partners – In process
Recruit ministry team and missionaries for minimum 2-year commitment.
Build multi-purpose self-sustaining space that includes local participation.
Floor 1 will have multi-use space for church and community activities.
Floor 2 and 3 will provide
Short term housing for visiting teams and volunteers who come to serve.
Longer term housing for pastoral and ministry staff.
The construction cost for a new ministry space are approximately:
$300,000 ($100 per sq ft x 3,000 sq ft).
Operating cost for the next two years:
$100,000 One full time pastor and 5 team members (skills needed bi-lingual preferred, musical talent with ability to lead with instruments, academic, creative arts, sports, business and vocational.
Construction professionals, architects, engineers, electrician, plumbers and mason workers are all needed as well as building materials.
Puerto Rico mission trips will serve as a place where the body of Christ can humbly serve and support the local church, practice generosity while learning how our ministries can do more with less.
Elementary Sports – Character development: focus on developing teamwork, integrity and character skills while also teaching the message of anti-bullying, anti-drug respect and utmost respect for women and elders of society.
Juvenile intervention: Prevent and disrupt the flow of young people that enter/interact with the criminal justice system.
Increase high school graduation rate: With inspiring professionals that mentor youth while cultivating and modeling a peer-to-peer tutoring stream.
Teen pregnancy: With life-on-life intervention to mitigate teen pregnancy cycle providing hope.
In 2018 EHF secured a dilapidated property and garnered community leader buy-in support of future ministry. By September 2019 demolition of the structure was completed.
WE NEED YOU
Construction professionals, architects, engineers, electrician, plumbers and mason workers are all needed. Please contact us if you are willing to serve in any of these capacities.
CALL TO ACTION
Please prayerfully consider donating a recurring or one-time gift to help us build a place that will empower the next generation to escape the poverty cycle!
HELP SUPPORT THE PEOPLE OF LA PERLA