our journey so far
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DESCRIPTIONOur Journey so Far. Christ Apostolic Church, House of Praise was founded in 1982. The church started holding its services in one of the founding members apartment before acquiring and relocating to a two-storey building located at 1545 6thStreet NW, Washington DC. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
The church started holding its services in one of the founding members apartment before acquiring and relocating to a two-storey building located at 1545 6thStreet NW, Washington DC.
1992 was a trying period for the assemblydue to an administrative conflict which later caused majority of the members to move out of1545 6th St Church to continue their services at Armstrong Adult Education center building on 3rd and O St, NW. A couple of months later, the church was able to secure a space at African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church building on 11thand M street, NW Washington DC.
In October 1995, we moved out of AME Church as a tenant and moved in to our own building located at 4909 Edmonston Road, Hyattsville, MD.
4909 Edmonston Road, Hyattsville, MD.
Since we moved into our present location, we have witnessed explosion in spiritual growth and numerical increase. To God be the glory, all the various departments of the church have been doing so well. However, the church is not realizing the full potentials of these ministries as a result of the space challenges facing the church.
Our Visions and Dreams are so great, but lack of space and related resources to convert them to realties has been a great challenge facing the church.There was just not enough room to cater to the strength the congregation we had grown into. Thus the race began for a new place of worship that will double or even triple the current 500 seating capacity.
The leadership of the church deliberated upon a series of architectural designs and finally settled on what we now have. This design has two phases.
The Church encountered so many obstacles in securing a Permit for the Building Project. It took us years to come through with it. By now the project would have been completed if not for our failure to get the permit in time. But we thank God that everything happens at His appointed time.
Having waited for so long for construction to begin, the installation of this signboard, which signaled the commencement of the project, was greeted with jubilations and thanksgiving to God.
In order to raise money for the Project, the Building Committee came up with some ideas on Fund Raising. One of these was the sales of the Commemorative Spades for the Ground Breaking ceremony which raise quite a lot of money for the project.
By the grace of God, the first phase is now completed with todays dedication.
In this building, we have offices, meeting rooms, a multipurpose room with a capacity for 400 people. The cost to build this phase is estimated at $2.7M with all external works included. Members of this church have been so generous and COMMITTED to the work of God and have determined that this first phase is completed successfully. It is note-worthy to mention here that funds so far have come from members of this church.
The second phase of this project would be the Sanctuary. This phase is scheduled to start very soon. The estimated cost is over $3M.
We are appealing to you to be part of this project to glorify the name of God. As God lays it in your heart please contribute generously towards this project. God has an agenda and we know you are in that agenda. Do you want to see what others cannot see? So bless the Lord with your substance and he will surprise you. (2 Kings 6:17). The Lord will continue to be your strength, your rock, and your shield and fortress.
If you would like to be a part of this project, donation can be made by:Sending a check or money order to: Building ProjectC.A.C Hose of Praise4909 Edmonston Road Hyattsville MD 20781
Donation can also be made by using our easy andSecured Online donation method atwww.cachouseofpraise.orgBy clicking on our Project Link, you will be able to access the Project page where you could get more information and status about the project. You can make your donation using your credit card or account transfer by clicking the Donate Link.