Sunday, October 19, 2008
This is the footing of what will be our Church building. It measures 36 by 72 ft. And yes we dug most of this footer by hand. Here you see part of our crew, Jerome Lange, Fr. Bob, some of the teenage boys hard at this laborious task. Emily Lemmon (in red ) is checking our progress, and keeping us at it.
Things are moving along well. As of today, our footer is poured and the foundation blocks are laid. We will be pouring our slab this week and if all goes as planned have half of this building under roof by next week.
These picture are more than just a testimony to progress made. They are a window, an icon if you will, into our philosophy of life and ministry. Working together, making use of the resources we have at hand, rather than just paying someone else to do it. Its about building relationships with people while working together for a common cause. There are few better ways to build relationships. It is the price we pay gladly, cheerfully. It's the offering we make of ourselves for the sake of the Gospel. No it is not the most efficient way to dig a footer, but it is the most efficient way of using the resources that we have. The money we saved by doing it our selves, will be used to purchase other materials necessary to build. Even doing much work ourselves, we will still run short of finances before our energy runs out.
Posted by Fr. Bob Lemmon at 10:09 PM