November 14, 2020
Would you believe it!? All the walls are up! A few spots need ceiling and doorways still but they are being left open for the lift to drive through. Since last post we’ve seen continued progress with obvious results.
First off – did you see we have now raised over $200,000!!! Thank-you to everyone who is supporting this project – whether it’s financially, in time, in savings, in prayer. Going back to the book of Nehemiah – it took a huge team of people to rebuild those walls – every hand and effort has value. As we continue let’s press into God and lift up our requests and thanksgiving before Him – safety, grace, finances, favor and His Presence.
MB Hydro came and connect our new service point on November 5th – the coordination of this with permits and inspection took months to line up and it was holding our progress in many areas. Shawn was a master at creating the entry point for the power to run. Once the ‘new power’ was switched on we were able to remove all the remaining lines and meters inside and begin new wiring. Lots of exterior lighting is being added – taking us from 1 to 8. A temporary furnace is running inside that is keeping the space comfortable as the weather changes.
Like I said – ALL the rooms are now in place. You wouldn’t think adding walls could make a place feel bigger – but it does! The layout of the space couldn’t be better used. It is the same and the 3D tour on page 1 – with the exception of bathroom layout – we will have 1 women’s, 1 men’s & 1 universal all 8’x8′. Everyone who walks through seems happy – especially Pastor Andaza! with the layout and how it will serve the body. Almost all the lumber is used so the floorspace is open.
Plumbing lines are being run through the new walls along with a new roof stack. Cabinets are getting marked and lighting layouts are being determined. The sound booth is built and the stage is happening tomorrow. Gerry has installed 3 of the 4 exterior doors. Roof top heat units were placed last week and they will begin running the ventilation this coming week. It’s moving along well now – and as Gerry has told me we’re “in good shape”
Thank-you again to all the volunteers who are graciously showing up and working hard. A special shout out to my Mom & Aunty Sandy who swept the entire 5000 sf last Saturday – it made a huge difference and was badly needed (xoxox)!
Up next I need to start ordering things like insulation, toilets, drywall, maybe even flooring! Things are moving at a healthy pace and it’s exciting! If you want to get involved whether it’s by donation or volunteering (painting, flooring, any trades?) let us know at https://joyfountainchurch.com/contact-us.
***Sneak peek at Joy Fountain’s new logo coming soon!***