In 2015, Jubilee World acquired the former St. Mary's Orphanage building at 5341 Emerson Ave. in St. Louis. The 164,000 square feet facility has since been getting a major facelift with constant renovations. The main chapel, offices, dormitories and bathrooms have all been since remodeled. Jubilee plans to finish the entire facility in 2 years to open up to the community once again.
Construction began in the summer of 1899 and was dedicated on November of 1900 having 225 girls and 13 sisters in residence. This facility has been a community landmark and staple for over 100 years.
Constructed to be completely self-sufficient, the facility featured a large olympic sized swimming pool, main chapel, cafeteria, 2 large gyms, boiler house, offices, baking oven, laundry plant, institutional kitchen and cold storage rooms for the over 200 residence. It also had classrooms, dormitories, playrooms, work rooms, vegetable gardens and chicken coops.
The facility and main chapel once again came to life with Jubilee's 15th Anniversary Conference, concert and events for the community. The facility had not been utilized or in top working order for decades.
The new Jubilee leadership and community leaders have a vision of rebuilding the campus to it's former glory serving the neighborhood residence once again. Previous renovations were made and leadership plans to build on the foundation.
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God is giving such a great development for Jubilee Latin America. Each day, more people showing an interest in Jubilee's vision, and they are being called to sound the trumpet of freedom. Recently, by God's grace, another Jubilee leader, Luis Esteban Ramos, has been confirming to begin the growth of Jubilee World's vision in Peru. Mr. Ramos, a young follower of Jesus Christ, comes from a family of musicians who worship and praise Jesus. Luis Esteban decided to lay down his life and give his musical talents for God's Kingdom at a very young age. Now as a newly appointed, Jubilee World Peru leader, he has begun to prepare first Jubilee World fellowship to introduce this precious ministry in Lima, Peru.
In the morning of February 28, Jubilee Beijing staffs together with two Jubilee members Yangyan and Wangqian started recording the first album "Rest" in Beijing record factory. During the process, they all full of joy, experienced God's protection and guidance.
'Youth is our future.' Mrs. Elke, Jubilee Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Adviser/Director for Jubilee Youth Summer Program, was introduced to Jubilee's vision of reaching the youth by offering musical programs to the St. Louis community.
Jubilee HQ St.Louis held First Open Mic event on Feb 25th at HQ main chapel. 25 people gathered and showed their talent for glorifying God. The Open Mic was a two hour program. The first half was staged for solo acts; singers (comtemprory, gospel and musical), a saxophone player and pianists etc. They performed very inspiring music. All of songs had a story of testimony and it touched congregation's heart.
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