We were scheduled to move out of the Project Life Center Thursday at 9 a.m., and as of Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. we still had no place to move all our equipment, materials, shelving and tables. Having had exhausted our search for a rental, we moved the extra chairs to the vacant lot, musical instruments to the Base, and now we waited. The call came at 9 p.m. with good news of a place for rent that would accomodate the Sewing Training!
The next morning the visiting team helped us move three truckloads to our new location. We have installed a new electric meter, updated the lighting and organized our 3 new rooms so the high speed machine training could begin. The new rental is so much bigger and brighter than our old place. We can offer both a month long high speed machine training and a three month Basic Sewing Skills course.
Sixteen men and women are excited to be attending the month long training! Many had been unskilled or trash scavengers, living day to day, feeling helpless and hopeless. Some are ex cons wanting a chance to lead a productive life. Now they are learning, praying and thanking God everyday for this opportunity to have a new life and a skill that will help them get a job. We already have a waiting list of students for the next training in January!
A big thank you to PACTEC Corp. who provides funding, encouragement and manpower to teach, train and advise us as we develop this training center. We thank God for you and all those who support Project Life Subic!