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Kaftoun Church Hall Reconstruction
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Tuesday, 24 February 2009 14:33
Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege -- John D. Rockefeller Jr.

Hall Construction Update - Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 11:53 AM

The Church Hall construction is almost complete from the inside and the outside facade is being worked on. We would like to thank Mr. Ghassan Rizk from Amioun for his generous donation of $15,000 towards the custom furnishing of the Hall.

The new donations are:

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Ghassan Rizk (Amioun) $15,000USD
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Hall Construction Update - Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 3:52 PM

The Church Hall construction is progressing very well. It is now at the finishing stages.

The new donations are:

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Genevieve Khalil Fares $350USD

Thank you all for your support and God bless you and your families!

Abouna Bassam

Fr. Bassam Nassif, on behalf of the Parish Council
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Hall Construction Update - Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 12:23 PM

The Church Hall construction is progressing slowly.

The new donations are:

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Adib Michel Sarkis $500USD
Joy Kenaan $1500USD
Dr. Farid Karam $8500USD (to cover the cost of the stone facade)

Thank you all for your support and God bless you and your families!

Abouna Bassam

Fr. Bassam Nassif, on behalf of the Parish Council
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Hall Construction Update - Saturday, Aug 22, 2009 at 11:42 AM

The Church Hall construction has been slow during the summer months because of manpower shortage. We are hopeful to remedy this situation in the coming months.

The new donations are:

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Jihad Mekhael Fares $1000USD
Tallal Joseph Chaghouri $1000USD
Rabeih Joseph Chaghouri $1000USD
Nadi Kaftoun - donation from the proceeds of Haflet Ed Al Saydeh$1000USD

Thank you all for your support and God bless you and your families!

Abouna Bassam

Fr. Bassam Nassif, on behalf of the Parish Council
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Hall Construction Update - Friday, May 27, 2009


Dear Jihad:

Hope you are well and in good health. If, possible kindly make a note on the site of the donation of

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Georges Fares Fares     $500USD

I am very impressed by these young men who donated for the church. May God bless them!

Abouna Bassam

Fr. Bassam Nassif, on behalf of the Parish Council
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Friday, May 15, 2009


Dear Kaftoun Families:

Christ is Risen!

I hope you are very well!

I am very pleased to show you that the work in going well. Attached are some pictures... Our goal is to finish all construction (including tiles) by the end of June.

The new donations are:

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Stephanie and Christine Mounir Sawda$1000USD
Anonymous$500USD

We are slowly but surely reaching our goal. An extra $14000 is needed to finish the Hall (including furniture). Your donations are appreciated to complete our work.

At every church prayer, we pray for "those who have contributed to the welfare and construction of this church." So make your memory eternal by donating!

God bless you!

Fr. Bassam Nassif, on behalf of the Parish Council
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"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.” (Malachi 3:10)

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dear Kaftoun Families:

Church Hall Reconstruction Christ is Risen!

The new donations are:

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Anonymous$500USD
Elias & Aida Fares$1000USD

Thank God for your love expressed in your donations. However, a small but necessary new enlargement has necessitated more funding. We need about 15,000 more as I mentioned before.

I URGE YOU TO DONATE MORE TO THE CHURCH IN ORDER TO FINISH THE HALL AND BE READY FOR YOU TO SEE THIS SUMMER. THE HALL AND THE CHURCH IS THE HOUSE OF GOD, YOU ARE PART OF THIS HOUSE. MAKE YOUR PART REAL.

At every church prayer, we pray for "those who have contributed to the contruction of this church." So make your memory eternal by donating! Do not hesitate to be generous! Every penny to beautify the house of God is worth giving, since God is the One Who gave us everything in this life!

God bless you!

Fr. Bassam Nassif
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"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.” (Malachi 3:10)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dear Kaftoun Families:

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I wish you a blessed Great Pascha to you and your families. Kaftoun was greatly blessed to see so many people during these past feasts. We love you all.

Attached are some pictures from the construction, from Holy Week, and from Palm Sunday during which we blessed the construction work with holy water.

Also, may the Lord God bless all those who donated and will donate. The latest donations I know about are as follows:

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William Yaacoub Sarkis & Family$2000USD
Farouk Semaan$1000USD
Gaby Semaan$1000USD
Semaan Semaan$1000USD
Omar & Afifeh Fares$200USD
Wassim Semaan Semaan$100USD
Jack Dib Sarkis$1000USD
Adib Michel Sarkis$500USD

During our construction the engineers noticed that there is the western wall needs to be demolished as well because of its deteriorating situation. So we have an extra 15,000 USD cost to pay for the construction. I am not worried, since I know your love to our church.

May the Lord God fill you with the joy of His Resurrection and brighten your days with peace and propsperity.

Fr. Bassam Nassif
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Friday, April 3, 2009

Dear Kaftoun Families:

Church Hall Reconstruction Warmest greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I am very pleased to inform you that the contruction work is underway. I would like to thank all those who donated and will donate. The latest donations are as follows:

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Fahim Jerjis (Australia)$300AUD
Botros Yazbek$2000USD
Hanna Sarkis$500USD
Sabaa Watanieh Company of Cement in Chekka$1200USD

Kindly you may find attached pictures of the construction taken this past Monday.

It is important to mention to you that we thank God that we did start with this project, since we discovered while working on the walls and ceiling that the cement situation was really bad and urgently needed this work.

Finally, as we approach Holy Week, I ask God to keep you under His protection, in His care.

Fr. Bassam Nassif
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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Dear Kaftoun Families:

Church Hall Reconstruction Greetings and best wishes in this Holy and Great Lent. I am pleased to inform you that the hall construction works started. We took sometime to start in order to study well the reasons behind the hall's deterioration and strength of the current building. Engineers from the Unviersity of Balamand gave us reports on the situation. We have moved according to these reports.

I am also glad to inform you that we have recived a number of donations, and the latest donations are:

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Mikhael Chahine$10,000
Gerard Sonal$500 

Also, I was informed by our Kaftoun families in Boston that a fundrasing event (Hafle) will be held on April 26 in Boston.

I would like to thank you for your support, and I ask you to send us your donation so that we may finish the construction very soon. Also, in a month time, I will be able to send you the financial statement of the hall construction. Kindly inform me if any donation is made through our Bank.

I pray for your health and your peace. May the Lord be with you always.

Fr. Bassam Nassif
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dear Kaftoun Families:

I hope you are very well. Every Sunday, I pray for your health and well being, and for the repose of your beloved ones. You are always in my heart and mind.

I would like to present to you the case of our Church Hall. As you may notice from the attached pics our hall is close to falling. The state of the ground floor ceiling is critical. We have consulted several engineers and they advised us to restore it quickly, before it falls and causes a catastrophe, since there is a danger that part of the newest church walls may fall as well.

I appreciate all your help and support. The construction work will begin early next week. We chose the Rashkidi Engineering firm from Kfarhata (Engineers Aziz and George Rashkidi, Tel: 03 210637) to oversee and execute the re-construction project. The Raskkidi donated all the efforts for our church.

Since we need to rebuild the hall, the engineers advised us to enlarge it as well in order to use it for various Church functions such as weddings, funerals, baptisms, etc. Kindly, check the plan attached.

The Hall construction cost estimate, without furniture, is about $59K (Cost Estimate Attached).

Kindly find attached some important information. We appreciate very much all ideas and information (emails, contacts, etc. ) which may help us fund raise together for this just cause. You may forward this email to all people you may see concerned.

I will send you soon the statement of accounts showing our expenses and revenues.

May the Lord God guide you and bless your love to His Church. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Fr. Bassam Nassif
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On behalf of the Church of St. Phocas Parish Council- Kaftoun

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TRANSFER DETAILS

FAVOR OF:WAKEF CHURCH KAFTOUN FOUKA
ACCOUNT NBR440 4306777 001
ACCOUNT CURRENCYUSD
BANK:BYBLOS BANK SAL
BECHMEZINE BRANCH NORTH LEBANON
CORRESPONDANT BANK:BANK OF NEW YORK - NEW YORK USA
SWIFT CODE:BYBALBBX

PS. If you make a donation through Bank transfer, kindly, inform me so that I inform all the kaftounians about the remaining amount needed to build the church.

Thanks a lot.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 February 2010 08:52
 

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