Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Fresh Start

First, let me get this out of the way...

...Sorry. I'm just so in love with Jackson. He is so full of joy and is a constant blessing. This week was a little rough for us, as he was sick on Monday and Tuesday and then I got sick Thursday and Friday. Thankfully there was a capable crew working up at the building and we got up there whenever we could. We got as much as we could done before our first worship service in the new place. We're far from done but I thought you might like to take a look:

This:

became this:

And this:

now looks like this:

It's amazing what a lot of bleach and a few coats of paint can do! Like I said, there is much left to be done. We'll start making improvements on the rest of the building as time and money allow. If you're interesting in chipping in a bit to buy a gallon of paint or something, let me know!

Last night, I got to thinking about the fact that we would be having church in a new place and I got a little sad. It just didn't seem like it could possibly seem right. But somehow today it seemed really natural and it felt great.

On Tuesday the Highland crew takes off and the Auburn crew arrives. It just doesn't stop!

4 comments:

Diana said...

It's transformed--so much about the process, from the beginnning vision of what a strip club could become--the faith, prayer, hard work, blessing-- to the instrument of God's service it is now, is an allegory for the lives you are trying to reach! Hope you need two services soon!

Love,
Mom T.

Amanda said...

Wow! That is looking really good! Great job!

Jennifer Reinsch said...

He has such beautiful eyes!

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