October 23, 2020
Since the last update there has been good progress at the new location. Structural welding is nearly complete, there is a lot of reinforcement specified by the engineer to carry the load. The welding team have done well and passed the preliminary inspection and are finishing up the last pieces. Thank-you Neil, Teyvon & Gill for everything you’re doing.
Kelly, our Plumber layed out all the pipes below the floor for the 3 washrooms and janitor closet- his skill and the calculations needed truly impress me. Once inspected the hole was backfilled with sand in preparation for concrete.
Shawn, the Electrician started work as soon as His permit was received. With a lot of creativity and wisdom he has worked hard to make our electrical system efficient and save on costs. As soon as the service point is approved by the city, MB Hydro will be contacted for a new line connection and then we can run from the new power and remove the remaining panels inside. Shawn has been a part of this project since day 1 – He is an immense value and goes above and beyond for his church.
Monday, Terry & his crew from Altymate Contracting began laying in the rebar for the concrete slab repair. On Tuesday it was poured, and as of today we can walk confidently on it. The pile of dirt was also removed from lot and all cleaned up. Terry’s team took the time to spread the remaining limestone to add a fresh layer to the driveway. Can’t say enough good things about this company. Thanks Terry for treating us like family!
Gerry, our contractor has been hard at work with a smile on his face! He’s there to receive deliveries, trades, leading crews, and keep the job moving. Grateful for everything He does – the jokes too. In framing with volunteers, Gerry takes the time to get the wall components ready and measured – this preliminary work keeps the work flowing.
Yesterday, the very first interior divide wall went up.. oh it felt so exciting. It was 1 year ago – October 22, 2019 we held the first prayer meeting there. God began a journey that only He knew the timeline and direction of. There was a lot we didn’t know that day, but He did – and over last year He has never left us – instead we’ve grown and learned to lean on Him more. I’ve come to realize God doesn’t always do things the easy way – but His ways are perfect. Could the Israelites not have been delivered after 1 plague? Of course, but that was not His plan. We continue to press on and seek His face.
As I write this a crew of 4 is lifting more walls! Are you willing to volunteer? Help is needed, there will much more work to do: Insulation, paint, flooring, cleaning, and more. Let me (Amanda) know or reach on the contact page at www.joyfountainchurch.com. Keep spreading the word to your family and friends!