Plan for Green Pastures
Christ at the Centre - The Chapel Project
As part of the redevelopment of Green Pastures, our dream is to build a dedicated chapel right at the centre of the hospital compound – to put Christ at the centre in a very visible and tangible way. The chapel will give us a place of peace and quiet where patients, family and staff can find spiritual support including prayer for healing and wholeness.
The majority of patients stay at the hospital for many weeks and the contact with peer counsellors, pastoral care workers and other staff means that they not only regain confidence and hope but also learn of the God who loves them. Many have found their faith in Christ whilst being at Green Pastures. Having a dedicated building to meet and minister to people, to pray together and have fellowship will make a big difference to patients – but also to their families as relatives are often very open at times such as this.
A dedicated chapel will give us a place to welcome them and give them an opportunity to talk about their concerns or ask for prayer. Providing a peaceful private place will make it much easier for families to ask for prayer and pray with our pastoral care workers.
The building of the chapel will take into account the particular needs of people living with disabilities, and be accessible to everyone, expressing the Christian belief that all are created in the image of God. It is hoped that the chapel will become a community project which can be used by the churches of Pokhara as well as the hospital.
We need to raise £128,856 to build the chapel and would very much welcome your support to ensure that the dream of a dedicated chapel can become a reality. Thank you.