Friday, September 28, 2007
We are officially a non-profit ministry and are assembling our board of directors currently to help us evaluate financial support ideas, and to help stand with us in practical and spiritual ways as we have many tasks ahead of us to get the center itself built. There are some specific steps that should be taken at specific times in order to accomodate the four churches (thats like 100 teens and adults) that have agreed to come out with their youth and spend at least a week with us in June/July 2008 to finish some of the more tedious tasks. That is a huge blessing and a huge money saver. We have had committments from contractors as well who will dedicate their time and expertise to get this center built expeditiously in order to allow us to open for business, God willing, by January 2009.
So please pray as you can see the details, and the financial costs associated with all the tasks that we need to accomplish in the next 12 months. Kevin has a lot of work ahead of him and since we plan to do most of the work ourselves it will be a whirlwind year. Oh yeah did I mention we are having a baby in October??? So prayer for that would be sooo appreciated as well. We will both need to be very close to the Lord during this time, to hear when He is telling us to slow down (thats for me probably) or step it up. Our steps really must be ordered and orchestrated by Him, and Kevin and I must learn to dance with grace and be willing to lead and follow when directed.......What a journey and what a faith walk.
Financial Timeline for Completion of Ministry Center
October 2007 Complete House/Ministry Design Plan $1200.00
Foundation/Septic Design and
Soil Boarings $1500.00
Finish Driveway and spread 4 inches
Gravel as basecoat $7.000.00
November 2007 Preliminary trip with church in Wyoming and Canon City for
planing and organizing teen mission trip in June/July 2008.
April 2008 Build Pole Barn Frame $15,000.00
May 2008 (1-15) Footings/Dig Basement and pour first level
of Insulated Concrete Forms $32,000.00
June 2008 (After June 10)
Pour Second level of Insulated Concrete Form
and complete Insulated Concrete Form $16,000.00
June/July 2008 Roofing, framing, windows, rock work
Finishing polebarn w/stalls, insulating and wall
Paneling, staining cabinets. (Teen mission workers) $8,200.00
July 2008 Rough –ins, insulation, sheetrock, painting
August 2008 Cabinets, Trim Carpentry $20,000.00
September 2008 Countertops, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC finals
October 2008 Finishing Touches $35,000.00
TOTAL of ABOVE= $194,900.00
Balance needed= $170,000.00
= a Grand total of $364,900.00
Approximate amount donated in labor and services $175,000.00
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
This is a short videoclip of the beautiful driveway Kevin made with a bulldozer in August 2007. The whole job was a miracle and to see that 1/2 mile long driveway carved into a mountainside was utterly amazing. Kevin is such a talented and gifted person capable of creating lots of things like driveways up a mountainside. This is the rough version of the driveway, mind you it still needs gravel, class five or whatever it takes to prevent sliding down the mountain. Trust me this was the scary version but at least it got started right???