Our “off season” is code for less people on site, but a ton of work still to be done! One project we recently completed involves loads and loads of concrete.
To many of you, the following pictures may just look like a few good men breaking their backs to pour concrete on a cold, winter’s day. They hauled and poured and scraped until their arms burned. But what we see in these pictures is so much more.
We see a way through a COVID entangled forest. We see getting to say yes to groups wanting to schedule for summer. We see teens filling those weeks. Teens who can leave their reclusive habits and all the screaming voices from their screens, or the deafening silence from their solitude, to get away to a peaceful place.
A place filled with people waiting to engage them, intentionally connect with them, and love them for a string of days in the summer. A place they can breathe the fresh, clean, mountain air and experience the life-giving atmosphere of the great outdoors.
We see a space being repurposed to contain conversations over a meal and the plating up of time and attention to lead them to a greater hunger for the things of God. A space where friends can look into each other’s eyes to feel seen and connected with.
The completion of this project means we can now have larger groups fed at a time while following the social distancing requirements of our state. Sure concrete work costs a pretty penny, but the return on the investment is eternally priceless. Thank you to McGregor Baptist Church for the funds to complete this project and to Eagle Concrete for the hard work, craftsmanship and commitment to doing things well!
We’ve put a short video together of the whole process, including a little drone footage!
(Please be kind about drone footage: we are still getting to know each other 😉)
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Best to you,