Posted by: BlessingMinistry | November 2, 2012

Bethel House Update – Oct.

As October began and summer faded to autumn, the Blessing family moved everything out of the older structure (which was the primary living space for the family for the last 8 years) into the new structure.  The older structure had to be completely cleared out for the renovation to begin.

On October 16, the work began to tear down the roof, second floor walls, and walls above the first floor windows.  So began a season at Bethel of pounding, banging, and dust flying…once again.

Here is a look at the work done from Oct. 16-Nov. 2:

   
   

Here’s a look at the work from the inside.  As you can see, they are building the new roof with much of the old roof still up!  This is so they can be more protected as they work from the constantly changing weather of autumn and since the new roof is taller than the old one, they were able to come up with this plan.  When the new roof is up, the old one will be torn off in sections and thrown out the window.  Pretty ingenious!

The renovations should be finished within the next couple of weeks, at which time we can begin work on the inside of that part of the house.  Some walls need to be built, wallpaper needs to come off, paint needs to go on, etc.  In the meantime, we are also working on the 3rd floor in the newer part of the house – getting bathrooms ready for tiles, finishing off doorways, etc.

When work happens so quickly on Bethel, as it is now, it heightens our hopes that it will be completed within 6 months.  It also heightens our level of exhaustion!  We continue to value your financial support, so that the work can continue and Bethel can be completed quickly.  We also appreciate your prayers, which support our spirits as the work continues and we press on.


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