When we learned a couple of weeks ago that a team from Boone Trail Baptist Church (Johnson City, Tennessee) was coming the week after Thanksgiving to work on the framing we were all pretty excited. The walls were up and roof was on over the classroom section and the lumber was delivered but with only a couple of SOWER guys the interior framing would have been a long, long job. So a “framing team”? Well, that seemed like a pretty direct answer to prayer! (And of course, it was!) What we didn’t know was just how much of a blessing it would be!
Even though they had driven two long days to get here, the 17 member crew started bright and early Monday morning.
Each man seemed to know just where to be and what part of the job needed to be worked on.
And once they started – they just kept going and going and going!
The building guys were still on the job too – just trying to stay ahead of the framers, I think!
This was taken around noon on Tuesday (when this girl and her camera go home!)
Honestly, I felt like we were on the set of ‘Extreme Makeovers’!
By Wednesday morning they were expanding into the “not quite under cover” area of the building –
Thank goodness for strapping young men!
Back on the “inside” work was continuing also –
High and Low!
We also had some very special visitors on Wednesday morning – all of the middle and high schoolers and staff came for a “School Signing”.
Following a short time of worship and prayer,
the students were let loose in the new school to leave their mark (and add their blessing) on the new building!
Truth be told, all of these remembrances will be covered in drywall,
but I believe the impact of these kids blessing their new school will remain. Both in the lives in these students and in the future of the school itself!
Our framing friends left at the crack of dawn on Thursday, so the job site was a fair bit quieter when I got to work that morning.
Bottom line – 17 guys and 4 ladies (the support team!) drove a total of 4 days to work 3 days to further the Kingdom! What a great God we serve!! And what servant hearts that team had! Thank you, thank you, thank you!