We are reminded of Nehemiah this week as the workers begin to construct the walls of the new Dining Hall. We understand the excitement he felt while watching his people construct the walls of Jerusalem. The walls of Jerusalem were critical for the people of Israel – the walls meant that it was safe to return to God’s holy city. The walls of the Dining Hall are just as critical for the camp. Every single person who attends camp at Prescott Pines eats in a Dining Hall, and many ministry moments are shared over a meal or a cup of coffee. Pray that construction goes smoothly, and that the facility will be usable soon.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Last week we finally received the building permit which allows us to start construction on the Dining Hall. Because of the age of the building, we are going to have to do more work than we had originally expected. It appears that the existing foundation and walls are not strong enough for the new roof and will need to be reinforced or replaced.
This week we have seen trenches dug for the cement footings, the foundation footings poured and the concrete block stem wall built. Next, we will back fill the area with dirt to bring the foundation up to the proper level, then they will start putting up the new walls!
Things are moving fast, and none to soon because our summer season starts in a few weeks. We have had terrific responses from our guests regarding the construction and we are all looking forward to the completion of this project.