Who would have ever thought that in only one week a work team composed of four men and six ladies would be able to:
- fill four 15″ x 15″ columns in only three hours?
- raise one-and-a-half exterior block walls?
- demolish 15″ thick brick walls?
- eat 100 pounds of steak?
This wonderful group of folks that God obviously brought together from Faith Baptist Church did all that and more! They made a positive impact on our church people as they interacted throughout the week on the job site, at church and in their homes. We are very thankful for their hard work and sweet spirits.
Now that three exterior walls are raised, the next step is to pour the five remaining columns, and then begin the huge task of pouring 23 cubic yards of concrete for the support beam on top of the three walls. Lord willing, all that will be done by the first of August so we’ll be ready to raise the roof! The quote for the roof is $31,000. Pray we could get a tax exemption to reduce the total by $6,000. (Yes, sales tax is 21% here!)
Beyond that, we will need $3,500 for the windows. Pray God will continue to supply the funds and labor necessary to complete these tasks. Also, pray for wisdom in balancing pastoral ministry and construction.