From an LCG member:
Living Church of God is working to build a compound in Peru for its church members. Notice that the church is not asking members to not send in any more money. Two guesses as to why...its cutting into the funds that church member should be sending into he church. We can't have that now, can we?
Cerro de Pasco is a city that is dying due to a mine that has been collapsing and poisoning the land around the town.
In 2008, Peru’s Congress passed Law No. 29293, calling for the resettlement of the entire population of Cerro de Pasco, a city of 70,000. But as Mr. Orue notes, the Peruvian government failed to devise a process to accomplish that, so the law has largely been ignored. While many residents have resigned themselves to what Mr. Orue calls a “doomed future,” more have succumbed and sold their plots to the Peruvian mining company. A Mine Erodes An Andean City
Cerro de Pasco, Peru Relocation Project UpdatePlans for the Cerro de Pasco, Peru emergency relocation are moving ahead! To date, we have received about $265,000 which includes some funds from the Church’s Disaster Relief Fund. Architectural plans have been completed, land acquired, a contractor has been selected and a non-profit entity, “Asociación para el desarrollo integral Villa Esperanza,” has been formed in Peru to receive the funds. Construction will be monitored by our minister, Sr. Aaron Bravo and his son, Maximilano. We expect to see construction beginning soon and we will keep you up to date on the progress!
Enough funds are now available to build the central hall and some of the houses, and the rest of the houses will be constructed as funds become available. In order to avoid putting an undue financial burden on the rest of the Church, we hope to raise the balance of the funds from sources outside of the Church. More contributions are not needed from LCG members until further notice.