Building Before & After
Here are pictures for you to see the progress of the space we are renting for the church building. Three days after Silas was born, Stephen and I went to view the space. Here are some pictures we took.
|View from the back of the space.|
|The toilet is in the door to the right. |
This is the sink to the bathroom as you come in.
|The kitchen with the terrible, dripping, |
streaks of color and the yellow bar.
|View of the room from the front door.|
|We started renting the building in July of 2015 and started working on it right away. We cleaned, removed the vinyl stickers and tape residue off of the front windows, and agonized over paint colors. We also were doing a lot of shopping around online, trying to find the best chairs for the money. We took a trip to IKEA one day to buy mugs, rugs, teapots, and all of the little things you realize you need.|
|Starting to clean up the space. |
Everything was so filthy.
Silas was one month old here.
|Our first sign and pretty flowers in |
our window boxes.
There is a maintenance man that does
all of the flowers for the building.
In August we flew to the USA. Stephen visited supporting churches and we went to two weddings of Alisa's brothers in September. When Stephen visited Fall Creek Christian Church in Pendleton, IN, they gave us one of their extra projectors. It was very thoughtful and helpful. After we got back, Stephen primed over the bright colors. Some friends from Drogheda came over one weekend at the beginning of October to help. Stephen and Andruis spent LONG hours painting, and painting, and painting. Colette and I helped when we could, but mostly we just watched all of our children. We were so glad that they came to help.
|Starting to paint.|
|All of those dripping, bold, colors are gone!|
It looks so much cleaner now.
|Trying to be helpful while still being a Mom.|
|Michael & Heather hanging sound panels.|
|Matt drilling the hole to hang the projector.|
|Here's a picture of the wall during Kid's Club. |
We can easily clear the chairs away and
have a large space for games.
|It took the whole month of February to get the sign |
for our church. It was worth the wait, though,
as it turned out nice in the end.
What looked to be a simple, straightforward project, took a lot more time than what we thought it would. We are so thankful for the friends and family that helped us with it. It could still use more work (just last week a piece of floorboard came off, the back door needs a better lock, and the drain on the kitchen sink drain pipe doesn't have a stopper on one of the openings, so if you pour a lot of water down at once it will leak, we need storage for our cabels, etc.), but as for now it works and we are happy to have it. We hope that it will be a blessing to the community.