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"New Jerusalem" Church
The Ecumenical Foundation for Integral Development, Training and Education (FEDICE)
eMiC Project 10044

June 6-16, 2014

Project Status
July 2014: Design underway

Project Team
Steve Ulrich - eMiC team leader
Luke Lee - eMiC intern
Rene Sui - eMiC intern
Kendra Johanson - architect
Julie Lawson - civil engineer
Kevin Rogers - structural engineer
Ruth Manzanares - architectural technologist

Photos
West Perspective Floor PlanElevations
Surveying discussing design midweek mtg

Project Video

Media & Ministry Reports

Rene Siu, Architectural Science '12
Ryerson University Magazine (Winter 2015)

A New Idea
Inside EMI (November 2014)

Found in Translation
FEDICE (July 16, 2014)

Architecture grad helps design a world of hope in Ecuador
U of C evds News & Views (July 15, 2014)

UBC civil engineering students help design a world of hope
UBC Applied Science News (June 18, 2014)

Original Project Scope
FEDICE is a Christian organization seeking to help indigenous and rural communities throughout Ecuador overcome a circle of poverty.  FEDICE has been involved in Pijal, a rural agricultural community of indigenious Kichwa Indians, for several years, providing loan programs for livestock and agricultural projects, and organizing missions trips to provide medical clinics and Bible schools.

Now FEDICE is working with church leaders to replace the existing church, which has become too small to meet the needs of the community, with the “New Jerusalem” Alliance Church in Pijal Center.  The vision for the new building is that it will provide classrooms and an auditorium for conducting educational training in addition to a new sanctuary for worship and fellowship.  The church plays a vital role in the life of the community, both spiritually and economically.

Would you consider using your professional skills to provide more opportunities for the people of Pijal to hear the good news about Jesus Christ as well as to receive training to support their families?

 

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