ZavCentre Sustainability and Creation Care

OM's first property, ZavCentre, has served the OM world since 1965. It burns gas for heating and uses grid electricity for power. It has been an aspiration to switch this to renewable energy for some time, as part of Creation Care. Sharply rising fuel costs make this an urgent necessity.

Fuel providers have informed us that costs will rise from €8000 for gas in 2022 to €24,000 in 2023. Electricity is also expected to rise in price.

The base would normally expect to make €30,000 a year which then goes into ministry. This would be entirely wiped out by the fuel prices increase unless the building is made sustainable.

The base continues to play a significant role in serving missions worldwide as a conferencing and transition point, but it has taken on ever greater significance for evangelism and discipleship in least-reached Belgium. The construction of audio recording and broadcast video studios during Covid has enhanced this. It is now used for internet-based TV production by OM and by Belgian ministry UpMedia, and for dubbing for the Jesus film in international contexts. It also provides the technological infrastructure for Bible translation for Flanders.



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