MISSIONS: AFRICA

JOS DORM PROJECT

When the School of Biblical Studies, Jos first began to house on campus students a small dorm was constructed.  The dorm was an ideal size for the small student body and allowed for some growth.  As time has progressed the student body has grown significantly and the existing dorm which was built to house 12 students now holds over 80 men!  Each room has as many beds as it can hold and space is very limited.

 

This lack of space has slowed our enrollment because there are not enough beds to house all of the potential students.  Many more could enroll and learn to be preachers and teachers of the gospel if we had room to house them.  The student body has now reached an excess of 100 students.  Over 80 of these students are men, but the remaining students are young women.  The single dorm that is present on campus houses only the men.  The female students are then forced to stay with loving families out in the surrounding villages.

 

This arrangement has forced us to begin building a new dormitory on campus.  The project got underway during 2013 and has progressed at a rapid pace.  Thanks to the love and concern of individuals and congregations all over the US the project continues to move.  This site is to inform and update on the progress of the dormitory.  Hopefully, it will also inspire those who visit to make a contribution to the project in order to help it continue.

 

 

MAY 2014

MAY 2014

The new dorm site in May 2014

MAY 2014

MAY 2014

The new dorm site in May 2014

MAY 1, 2015

MAY 1, 2015

Thanks to Jonathan Blount for making this possible (5.15)

MAY 1, 2015

MAY 1, 2015

Mix and Carry Cement

MAY 1, 2015

MAY 1, 2015

MAY 1, 2015

MAY 1, 2015

Laterite Fill

MAY 1, 2015

MAY 1, 2015

From West End

Progress as of May 9, 2015

Progress as of May 9, 2015

From men making rebar for the pillars and beams to someone making sure we have blocks, gravel, water, sand, and wood so everyone can stay busy. Our goal is to pour the slab by June 1.

Progress as of May 9, 2015

Progress as of May 9, 2015

From men making rebar for the pillars and beams to someone making sure we have blocks, gravel, water, sand, and wood so everyone can stay busy. Our goal is to pour the slab by June 1.

Progress as of May 9, 2015

Progress as of May 9, 2015

From men making rebar for the pillars and beams to someone making sure we have blocks, gravel, water, sand, and wood so everyone can stay busy. Our goal is to pour the slab by June 1.

Progress as of May 9, 2015

Progress as of May 9, 2015

From men making rebar for the pillars and beams to someone making sure we have blocks, gravel, water, sand, and wood so everyone can stay busy. Our goal is to pour the slab by June 1.

June 1, 2015

June 1, 2015

Pouring the Floor Start Of Day

June 1, 2015

June 1, 2015

Mixing Cement for Floor

June 1, 2015

June 1, 2015

Mixing Cement for Floor

June 1, 2015

June 1, 2015

Mixing Cement for Floor

June 1, 2015

June 1, 2015

Leveling the Cement

June 1, 2015

June 1, 2015

Pouring the Floor End of Day

Second day of casting

Second day of casting

Still Mixing Cement

Second day of casting

Second day of casting

Pouring Cement on Stairs

Second day of casting

Second day of casting

Starting the Vibrator

Second day of casting

Second day of casting

Vibrating the Stairs

Second day of casting

Second day of casting

Casting Complete!

Second day of casting

Second day of casting

End of Casting!

Second day of casting

Second day of casting

End of Casting!

Update, Feb. 2016

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