Tuesday, August 19, 2003


I arranged my day around plans to rid the front of the church property of a large pile of brush. We've had to make a few adjustments but it looks like we'll get it done today.

We're moving the brush as part of the process of erecting a new classroom building which is moving very swiftly. Our roofer, Chris, will begin work soon. Chris and his family have come to our church many times. They have had a tough life for such young people. They have struggled with things that would have strangled me had I been saddled with them at such an early age. Chris is persevering though, trying hard to support his wife and two young children. Working hard. Very hard.

Today I'll be helped moving the brush by my friend John who is graciously lending the aid of his equipment. John is successful in his air conditioning business but has been struggling lately too with other aspects of his life. John is also working to help us find a cost effective way to air condition the new facility. Our little church has a little budget and this is really a fairly big project for us to undertake.

When it's done we'll have four new classrooms. Room to grow.

The best thing that may come out of this new building though may be that Chris and John have been involved in the process. Neither are technically members of the church, but soon they may have the most invested in the expansion of our dreams.

We are constructing a building, but we are growing the body of Christ.

Thank God we have roofers, and air conditioning experts....and a carpenter.

Psalm 127:1

Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.