Jos Dorm Project

When the School of Biblical Studies, Jos first began to house on campus students a small dorm was constructed.  The dorm was an ideal size for the small student body and allowed for some growth.  As time has progressed the student body has grown significantly and the existing dorm which was built to house 12 students now holds over 80 men!  Each room has as many beds as it can hold and space is very limited.

Dorm Pic The Existing Dormitory

This lack of space has slowed our enrollment because there are not enough beds to house all of the potential students.  Many more could enroll and learn to be preachers and teachers of the gospel if we had room to house them.  The student body has now reached an excess of 100 students.  Over 80 of these students are men, but the remaining students are young women.  The single dorm that is present on campus houses only the men.  The female students are then forced to stay with loving families out in the surrounding villages.

DSC_0094 Dorm room filled to capacity

This arrangement has forced us to begin building a new dormitory on campus.  The project got underway during 2013 and has progressed at a rapid pace.  Thanks to the love and concern of individuals and congregations all over the US the project continues to move.  This site is to inform and update on the progress of the dormitory.  Hopefully, it will also inspire those who visit to make a contribution to the project in order to help it continue.

Dorm Site 2014 1 The new dorm site in May 2014
Dorm Site 2014 2

The site was filled with very large rock.  A dozer was necessary to clear and level the site in preparation for building.

May 1, 2015

Pic 1 Mix and Carry Cement
From West End From West End
From East End
Laterite Fill Laterite Fill
Thanks to Jonathan Blount Thanks to Jonathan Blount

Progress as of May 9, 2015

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From men making rebar for the pillars and beams to someone making sure we have blocks, gravel, water, sand, and wood so everyone can stay busy.  Our goal is to pour the slab by June 1.

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Pouring The First Floor - June 1, 2015

Start of the Day Start of the Day
Mixing Cement Mixing Cement
Carrying Crew Mixing Cement
Rebar Workers, Cement Mixers, Carriers, and Levelers Rebar Workers, Cement Mixers, Carriers, and Levelers
Leveling the Cement Leveling the Cement
End of the First Day End of the First Day

Second Day of Casting

Still Mixing Cement Still Mixing Cement
Pouring Cement on Stairs Pouring Cement on Stairs
Starting the Vibrator Starting the Vibrator
Vibrating the Stairs Vibrating the Stairs
Casting Complete! Casting Complete!
final1 End of Casting
final2 End of Casting
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