Many churches on the foreign field are limited in their ministry by not having an adequate meeting place, or the cost of renting prevents them purchasing their own land and beginning construction. Also, there are many places around the globe where believers are persecuted and discriminated against; in these areas, property owners often refuse to rent to churches either out of their own prejudice or out of their fear of retaliation from others.
HeartCry seeks to assist such churches by providing the funds necessary for the purchase of property and/or the building of a permanent structure sufficient for meetings. Land purchases and construction costs usually range from $1,000 in rural areas to $70,000 in highly populated urban areas.
Although the purchase of land and the construction of buildings is a viable need on the mission field, it is not a primary need. Therefore, HeartCry will only invest in this aspect of ministry when it is absolutely necessary for the welfare of God’s people and the advancement of His Gospel. Even then, we will seek to be as frugal as possible and provide only the essential construction. Anything beyond this will be the responsibility of the indigenous church.