Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Psalm 127:1

Our congregation has started construction to add onto our existing church building. When the building was originally built a few years ago, two additional construction phases were planned for. This is the third and final phase, which will complete the structure.

It took a few months to make some changes to the plans and secure the building permits from the city. So on Sunday morning we were all excited to see that work had begun. Of course, demolition must come before construction, so this was the view that greeted us on Sunday. The whole congregation gathered outside with our shovels, after the morning worship service, for a picture of the official groundbreaking.

Tonight, when we arrived for our Wednesday evening Bible study, even more of the parking lot was demolished. The first picture, below, shows our front doors. As you can see, we can't use them, so must enter through a side door for the time being. Much of our parking has been eliminated, but we have a large unpaved area, north of the building, where we can park during the construction.

This congregation is such an inspiration to Dan and me. We've heard nothing but cooperative and positive words regarding this effort. And the prayers being offered up are encouraging and serve as a reminder that "unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it." (Psalm 127:1)

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