May 19, 2020
One of the biggest things that changed since the beginning of the “stay home, stay safe” order was the absence of construction. I remember the Saturday before things got shutdown was another full day of laying carpet that went until 6 or 7 pm. We had really been pushing to get the sanctuary done, then to have to take a break right when we are getting close to the final stretch was a hard for me… especially knowing that we were close to being able to move our main service back to the 1217!
However, the lock down has also provided me with some other opportunities! It has been good to be able to take some extra time and help my Dad more around the house by taking care of a lot of various things (such as spending several hours on the tractor or clearing trails through the woods)! It has also given me a little more time to think and to explore some hobbies that I didn’t really take the time to look at before. I have also been able to connect with friends who I haven’t talked to for a while and even share the gospel with some of them.
As the stay at home order is gradually lifted, I am excited to be able to gather with the body again and even more excited to be able to gather everyone together in the sanctuary at 1217!
It means a lot to me that I am able to play even a small role in helping out in bringing this about. Construction is a lot more than just getting work done though… it has allowed me to be able to interact with a lot of others in the body and have some fun and meaningful conversations. Now together let’s finish the work!