August 2, 2018
The board of directors of AJS is thrilled to report that we have received sufficient donations and pledges to cover the cost of constructing our new office in Honduras!
With pledges still coming in, we close our capital campaign overwhelmed with gratitude to the hundreds of people who have brought this vision into reality.
Excavation on the land has already begun (see pictures below), and in the coming months, we will begin to see walls raised, parking spaces leveled, and a roof put on this space that will facilitate the work of our Honduran staff for many years to come.
First and foremost, we give our thanks to God, without whose grace and guidance none of this work would be possible. We are deeply grateful for each one of the 448 people who contributed to our capital campaign.
We also want to thank the people who invested their time and talents, including Peter Baldwin and AMDG architects, who consulted on the building’s design; Keith Winn and Catalyst Partners, who helped us incorporate green elements into the building; and Pete Harkema, who until he passed away in January 2018 served as the volunteer capital campaign director and a major visionary behind the entire process.
With this building, we put down even deeper roots here in Honduras, committing to being a force for justice in the country for many years to come.
We envision our new building as a place where people of all backgrounds can come together around a common vision and work towards a common goal – that of creating a more just society in Honduras.
Check out our first construction progress video.