In February of 2014 we purchased the house and two acres at 3623 W Dobbins Rd, Laveen. In April of 2016 we received a Special Use Permit from Maricopa County to use the site as a church and child care center. We are currently applying for the permits toremodel the house. And eventually it will become the Laveen branch of our child care ministry -- Covenant Child Care Center. We're also launching a ministry for at-risk special needs children as a part of our work in Laveen.
On weekends and during the evenings, when the child care center isn't using the building, several of the MasterPiece Church congregations will meet there. Currently the Laveen gathering of MasterPiece Church is at 10 AM, Sundays, in the house.
There are two reasons why 3623 grabbed our attention. First, it is on an arterial road in Laveen. We want to be easy to find. And secondly, it is an agricultural area. We anticipate using gardening and the care of small farm animals as important child development tools.
These are exciting days for us and we're grateful to God for the opportunities to serve him and our neighbors -- especially those whose living on the margins.