CHURCH CONSTRUCTION PROJECT FOR KIRUMBA SEVENTHDAY ADVENTIST CHURCH MWANZA-TANZANIA

 

BACKGROUND
 The Kirumba Seventh day Adventist Church is located in The South Nyanza Conference, near Lake Victoria in Mwanza city northern Tanzania. The church was built  in the year 1965 with a sitting capacity of 400. Being the first church to be built around here; it is recognized as the mother church of all the 56 churches   in the city.

 Following completion of the old church at kirumba, members multiplied very fast above its capacity forcing the church leadership at that time to open companies and later fully fledged churches around the city until it reached the present number of 56 churches.

 REASONS FOR BUILDING A NEW CHURCH

 During and after that the population in Mwanza city grew larger every day. The church in its mission to propagate the gospel conducted several crusades throughout the years and won souls to Jesus thus making the membership at Kirumba church to grow from 100 in 1965 to 1,200 to date. The church is now small and cannot accommodate all the members. Some members of the church are forced to worship while standing outside the church building. During the rainy season the situation is worse as it disrupts the divine service and impedes hearing as those standing outside will run and squeeze inside to avoid the rain. Also children who always worship outside the church are the most affected during both the rainy and dry seasons as they are forced to shift from one place to another to avoid the scorching sun and the rain. We do not have a children’s church.

 Due to this problem    the church members have embarked on a new church construction project with a sitting capacity of 1,800. The project will cost $655,184.After completion of the building, like adults, children will have their worship room too. The building will also accommodate an Adventist Radio station, library, conference hall, and offices for various church officials, 

 This project started in the year 2008. We have managed to do the following; excavation, leveling, mobilization of material like gravel, steel bars, cement,and sand; erection of several concrete columns, and  construction of foundation. All these have cost the church about $87,500.

 SUMMARY OF THE BILL OF QUANTITIES

 The following is the summary of the estimated cost of construction of the church as seen in the bill of quantities; ( all bills in US $)

 1. Substructure…………………………………………..99,800

 2 .Frames………………………………………………….132,300

 3. Stairs……………………………………………………..14,444

 4. External walls…………………………………………36,862

 5. Doors……………………………………………………..20,277

 6. Windows………………………………………………...21,810

 7. Roof………………………………………………………..99,239

 8. Internal walls and partitions……………………14,938

 9. Finishing………………………………………………….90,064

 10. Decorations…………………………………………..12,408

 11. Plumbing………………………………………………… 6,242

 12. Electrical………………………………………………..10,632

 13. Site works ……………………………………………….8,668

 TOTAL COST…………………………………………….$ 567,684

  CONCLUSION

 This is a big project which will take many years for the Kirumba SDA members to complete. We as members of the church have contributed about $ 87,500 till now and we are still going on. We want to see this project finished in the shortest period possible. We are therefore appealing to all GOD fearing people around the world to donate to this important GOD’S work.

 When completed the church will accommodate 1,800 seated people. And our dear children will worship under a roof without fear of the rain or the tropical sun.

 Many people will now come to church as there will be enough space to accommodate all including those who were not coming to church due to the limited sitting capacity and non-conducive environment of the old church.

  PREAPARED BY KIRUMBA SDS CHURCH LEADERSHIP 2010.

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