Stage 1: Planning
Planning costs /approvals remainder total ~ $20,000 USD
(for whole plan for a building worth ~$150,000 USD and fittings & furniture $50,000USD)
01.09.12 Planning complete
Stage 2: Construction
To complete the project, we need to ascertain if there is enough support for the project,
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? (Luke 14:28)
Building cost 600,000NIS which is $159,300. The project target is $200,000USD.
With over 620 Ecclesias representing perhaps 15-20,000 people in the affluent portions of the world the project is easily achievable. The donations required would be at the level of a treat ‘coffee and cake’ at $5-15 per person.
Surely we can do it!
So far donations for building stage total
01.02.12 $12,858.64 AUD which is 6.4%
01.06.12 $14,143.76 (inc. interest)AUD
30.09.12 $16,073.82 (inc. interest)AUD plus 100 GPB
21.11.12 $19,434.79 AUD, plus 100 GBP, plus $9,000 USD (via Land of Promise FoundationUSA)
$15,471 USD sent from the Australian account via USA at Hannuka (Feast of dedication, lights)
28.01.13 $9,183.33AUD (including $4,692 from the Australian Government), plus 100GBP in UK
$15,471 USD plus $9,100USD via Land of Promise FoundationUSA Total ~ $33,910USD ~22% of target
31.01.13 $9,287.93AUD (including $4,692 from the Australian Government), plus 100GBP in UK
$15,471 USD plus $9,100USD via Land of Promise FoundationUSA Total ~ $34,000USD ~22% of target
It has been observed that our response to aid Jews has been great especially considering
Neither an ordained ministry nor a bureaucratic system of lay workers exists for generating funds… Christadelphian committees are formed, usually on a very local level, to generate aid for charitable causes. Morell
Allowing for the inevitable differences and that some may not hear or may not wish to be involved, it is possible to achieve the project with as few as 150 Ecclesias involved.
Letters were sent to as many Ecclesias as possible in the English speaking affluent half of the Ecclesia asking if they might wish to support the project.
Response was received and moves were made to form the Ensign Project Committee. A Committee is formed by the AB’s of Newcastle Ecclesia, Australia as a representative of the Body, but help and input is welcomed.