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LARTC Construction Update:  So Close!
Rod and Sherry Boyd

Download here the complete May 2021 LARTC Construction Report

LARTC - May 2021

Primary LARTC construction is now 98% complete, and SO CLOSE to finishing! We are so grateful for generous friends and ministries that have continued to support LARTC construction, even during these difficult months. The generous offerings received and amazing progress are nothing short of a miracle. 

We restarted construction in July 2020 after suspending construction due to Covid in March 2020. By November, covid restrictions eased and exterior construction began. Following are the projects that have been completed, expense and schedule:

Training Addition first-floor construction

  • Completed interior walls, electrical, lighting, suspended ceiling, doors and painting… everything except for the purchase and installation of air conditioning.

  • $15,000

  • Jul-20 through Oct-20

Perimeter security wall

  • Completion of the final two-thirds of the security wall and installed a motorized gate and pedestrian gate.

  • $54,500

  • Nov-20 through Feb-21

Parking lot and road construction

  • Installation of parking and road gravel base and surfacing, sidewalks across the front and sides of the building and five standards with LED lighting for the parking lot.

  • $42,000

  • Feb-21 through Mar-21

Training Addition air conditioning and remodel

  • Moved large A/C unit from phase 1 large classroom to new large classroom in the phase 4 training addition; divided phase 1 large classroom into two 1,000 square foot classroom; purchase and install three new A/C units in the two divided classrooms and the new medium-sized classroom in the phase 4 training addition.

  • $9,000

  • Feb-21

Primary retaining wall

  • Construction of a 70-foot retaining wall behind the atrium.

  • $9,500

  • Mar-21

Roof-line façade/soffits, wall detailing and final paint

  • The expense below reflects the completion of the front of the building and include soffit lighting to help with security.

  • $21,000

  • Apr-21 through May-21

Paint visible section of security wall

  • Paint 400-ft section of the security wall to the left of the entrance road.

  • $2,800

  • May-21

We’re asking for your help one last time. We believe that we can finish all construction by this fall! Please join us in praying in the remaining $80,000… $40,000 for the remaining building façade/soffit, finishing work, paint and secondary retaining walls, and $40,000 to complete the second floor of the Training Addition.

We are hopeful that two ministries that have funded matching fund campaigns in previous years will match $40,000 if we can raise the other half by August. If you can, please help us cross the finish line! To give by credit card, please visit the secure AG giving portal at Or, send your check to:

Assemblies of God World Missions
LARTC Project 14295
1445 Boonville Ave
Springfield, MO 65802

On behalf of the thousands trained, who in turn impact many thousands more, we say Thank you! Your investment in LARTC helps to create an endowment that will continue to shape harvest workers for generations to come.