Dedication of “Casa Betesda”



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The street view of our church…with the Rehab Center at the back.









The new sidewalk that leads to “Casa Betesda”.









The crowd begins to gather for the dedication service…

Alonso, one of our friends with a physical handicap, arrives with his mom.

Many, many members and friends join us for the special event!











The president of the Foundation, Mandy Riquelme,  welcomes everyone.


A group of musicians with handicaps, directed by a visually impaired man, entertained us with Chilean folkmusic.


Our church choir sang as well.








Rev. Omar Kinas, president of the Lutheran Church of Chile, gives a blessing,











Cutting the tape…









Pastor Cristian is happy to welcome us to Casa Betesda!



Pastor James presents a large wooden Luther Rose while a representative from the municpality congratulates our congregation.











One of the classrooms inside the center.










The kitchen- taken earlier on a work day!


Cleaning the “infirmary room” earlier in the week….











One of the two bathrooms.











Pray that furniture, materials, personel and logistics will be ready by August to welcome the first students to Casa Betesda!