Khong Wilai Church Building Project

Thai culture necessitates an easily identified and neutral location as a meeting place for church.

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Project Summary

Building and Maintenance Church Planting and Growth

General Funds Needed

Central Thailand

Not Tax Deductible

Updated 13-04-2021




Khong Wilai Church Building Project
Khong Wilai Church Building Project
Khong Wilai Church Building Project
Khong Wilai Church Building Project
Khong Wilai Church Building Project
Khong Wilai Church Building Project

Project Details

Thai culture necessitates an easily identified and neutral location as a meeting place for church. Having a church building is very important to the Thai people, particularly when attempting to plant a permanent church in what has been an unreached area.

This project is for the completion of the Khong Wilai Church complex in Central Thailand, a church planted by WEC missionaries. The church is currently meeting in rented facilities, but the congregation and Sunday School have outgrown the building and parking is a problem.

The entire project is for a meeting room for worship, capable of seating 100 people (12x12 metres), with an attached kitchen, separate smaller room for teaching (6x3 metres), storage room (3x3 metres) and pastor's quarters (6x3 metres with an attached bathroom).  Separate toilet facilities will be constructed in a smaller outbuilding for general use.  There will be a long open hall (12 x 3 metres which would be suitable for communal meals (held after each service) or other activities.

So far local members of the congregation have given sacrificially towards the project and the worship room is largely completed. To see this room finished funds are still needed for the painting, tiling and electrical work finished.

When more funds become available construction can begin on the rest of the complex. It is estimated that at least $40,000 USD is still needed to complete the entire project.

Progress Report
Khong Wilai Church building, Thailand
June 2020

We are thankful to the Lord for several developments in our church building project.  Since the last update we have received approximately $3,000 additional funding from several sources, and have been able to make some more progress on the worship room.

  • We have installed the wiring for lights and outlets.  We have not yet been able to install fixtures, nor do we have a proper connection to the electric meter.  We use an extension cord to run fans and the microphone during worship.
  • We have installed the ceiling.  We have not yet painted the ceiling.  
  • We have done much of the preliminary painting.
  • We have installed roller doors and windows.  This was a particularly cost-effective means of securing the building while still enabling us to open up completely for the free-flow of air.  
  • We have built a temporary toilet.

Providentially, these developments were just in time for the COVID-19 pandemic.  We were forced to move into our new building since the old rented room was too small and we could not have met there.  

For the worship room we still need to finish painting, install the electrical fixtures, make the correct connection to the meter, tile the floors, and build a proper toilet.

This worship room is not the entire project.  Another half of the project waits funding. This includes a storage room, Sunday school room, a kitchen, an open area for eating, a small pastor’s quarters, and proper toilets.  We also will need to fill a small additional section of land.

Progress Report
Khong Wilai Church building, Thailand
January 2021
Since our last progress report of June 2020 there has not been much change. We have received some small amounts in which we appreciate. We have made some small changes:
We have built a simple shade for parking several cars. One part of this shade we use for Sunday school.
We have cut down several Sugar Palm trees, which posed a danger due to falling fruit, and which would impede future construction.
Work which we are preparing to do with our limited means at this point include:
Running water pipes from our metre to the toilet and other areas, approximately 120 metres in length.
Running overhead main wires from the electric metre to the building.
Making some basic improvements in the toilet: a proper door, water, and a sink for hand washing. At present we use water in buckets.
Other than this, much of the needs remain the same as before. In the main worship building which is already constructed:
We still need to run the electrical connection, install main switch and fixtures.
Interior finish painting awaits completion of the electrical fixtures.
Floor tiles await electrical and painting work.
Major work remaining to be done:
The second half of the building, which includes a kitchen, dining areas, storage room, Sunday school room, a small pastor’s quarters, and proper toilets. 
Filling a slice of land on the south side about 4 metres wide.
The estimated cost of this remaining construction is about $30,000.

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