Ready for the roof!
The finished product with God’s stamp of blessing!
We had a wonderful opportunity to help out at the Cancer Redemption Project (CRP) last weekend when a team came from Roanoke to add a large roof on the building that will house the church and school. It was one of the largest roofs to date (139 x 74 ft) and the construction department put months of preparation into the whole project before this weekend. 3-1/2 miles of lumber were used, and 27,000 total lbs of material!
Months of careful planning for the graduated trusses that would produce the hip roof.
On Saturday Mike and Grant worked together with the team assembling trusses (that just means pounding nails) in the hot sun. Trinity and I worked on benches and desks and we had our eyes open to all the work that goes into a finished bench or desk. Even Grace got to be one of the water girls! It was enjoyable to work together and to get to know the team from Roanoke. Grant also helped on the roof once some of the trusses started going up. A lot of prayer went up for the men that worked high off the ground!
We thought of Zach often as we were there working, and just marvel at how God is giving the increase to the vision He gave Zach. So many are being blessed by his time, effort, and work on this center. We are sure Zach can see from Heaven the progress being made. Could he be one of the cloud of witnesses cheering us on for the work of the Kingdom?
Working with friends created a special day!
The stacks of benches grew quickly!
Precut lumber had to be moved to assembly areas.
Mike was not used to hammering an entire day!
Taking a break from the heat!
The first trusses are being placed over the two-story sanctuary end.
Moving the pieces around on the ground was hard enough…
The short storms that came up each day were awesome to see!
A really busy yard and the first trusses going up!
Two days later…the roof takes shape!
Three days later…let it rain!
On Sunday we had another opportunity to go to CRP for their church service. The kids from each of the four current Homes of Hope sang. What a blessing to see these kids being well taken care of and have a loving home! God be praised and glorified! We couldn’t help but think again of Zach and Jenny and their time invested, and their heart’s desire to place orphans in Christian homes, and how God provided for funds for this all to come to pass. What a God we serve!
Making new friends and sharing God’s love!
Grace doesn’t really like anyone doing her hair, but she was patient this time…
Too cute for words!