Back in 2017 God had given the Beckums a vision of building a mission building that could be multi-functional. God opened the door to purchase land in Anse La Raye, St. Lucia, central point on the island. The building started construction in July, 2019. It is extremely expensive to build in St. Lucia due to all materials have to be brought in to the island. The building is composed entirely of concrete and has to have concrete beams that are drilled down to bedrock in order to withstand hurricanes and earthquakes. At approximately 7,800 Sq. Ft. building cost are estimates to be $750,000. Currently, approximately $500,000 has been applied to construction cost with a remainder needed of $250,000. We trust God will provide for the vision He has given and will supply all our needs for His glory.
In St. Lucia many gatherings are difficult logistically. There are not many places that can be utilized for fellowship and bible teaching. One of the largest expenses for a mission trip is airfare and housing. Having an affordable place that the St. Lucians can utilize for weekend marriage conference retreats would give a perfect time to teach putting God first in a marriage. It would give a place where college students can serve for summer internship . The building would provide the opportunity to have a location for the weekend of youth boys and girls to be able to pour into how much God loves and cares about them. The St. Lucian churches are very excited to have a place to utilize for all these things and so much more. God has only begun to reveal all this building will be used for.