Saturday, July 28, 2007

Summer's fun

Wow, this summer has flown by. I know I haven't posted many posts relating to happenings at the church and the homes we are working, but rest assured there is a lot of progress taking place. Here are a few of some of the homes and properties we are working on. Praise God for the work that has been accomplished in Lakeshore thanks to the thousands of volunteers that have flowed through Lakeshore Baptist Church.

On the church property:
We have set up and now are able to use the old "tent city" property to host about 90 volunteers in Quonset Huts. We also have a quonset hut set up into a full functioning bathroom with 10 showers, 10 commodes, and sinks.

Also we recently purchased the property that we have been using as the kitchen. It is the plan now to eventually build the new church building on that piece of property.

We have been talking with the architect for the new church building. There are plans for him to come down sometime this fall and show the church some of the ideas that he and his firm have designed. There is no starting date set right to to begin building, but Lord willing it won't be too far off.

Vic's House:
Earlier this summer we began by setting the pilings into the ground. A lot of progress has been made on Vic's home. It is now dried in and has the roof on, the plumbing is started, electrical probably soon to follow.


Ms. Diane's house:
Ms. Diane's house is another home that we have started from the ground up. Her home is coming right along. It is framed up, roofed, and I think the electrical and plumbing have been started.


Ms. Cindy's House:
This past week crews were working at Ms. Cindy's to get the electrical finished in the home and finishing a couple little things with the framing.


Mr. Scarborough's Trailer:
We have been working diligently on Mr. George's trailer to get him in as soon as we can. This week the electric company came and hooked up the electric to the trailer. Lord willing i won't be long until Mr. George can move in.

James & Bea:
Their home is coming right along. In the past couple of weeks their home was bricked, it's getting much closer. Lord willing it won't be much longer before they are able to move in.

Mr. & Mrs. Green
The pilings have been set and the framing up of the house was started this past week.

2 comments:

Paula said...

PRAISE GOD!!!
Yes, we had heard from Ms. Bea that they finally had a bricklayer. We were so excited to paint @ their home last November + had hoped to see them in their place by this Spring. It is in the Lord's Time not ours, and that is often so hard to absorb.
Thanks for the great blog + pics, Jamie!

Betsy said...

everything's lookin good!
can't wait to come back down :D