This week the Fellowship Hall was being “soda blasted”. The workers were using high pressure cleaners which use baking soda like sand, to blast away the soot, black char and deodorize at the same time. They were cleaning every surface of the Fellowship building; floors, walls, ceilings, and every nook and cranny that was smoke or water damaged. I took a peek, (no tours are being given, but being Facilities Chairman and with the accompaniment of the general contractor, I get a peek) once and a while. It really looks promising!
Wednesday there was a meeting with the insurance adjuster representing the insurance company, Church Mutual. We have many questions and some of the answers will be in my next week’s article.
I’ve written it already but must repeat it, this process is extremely complex. There are so many hoops to jump through; so many regulatory bodies to satisfy; like fire safety, earthquake proofing, so many experts to meet with, money issues and so many church user groups (boy scouts, etc) who lost everything and so many items to inventory as salvageable and total loss, depreciation, inflation, and more that presently I can’t even remember. IN THE MEANTIME WE ARE WORSHIPING GOD, WE ARE TOGETHER SINGING, LISTENING, TEACHING, DOING MISSIONS, REACHING OUT, PROVIDING FOR THOSE WHO NEED ASSISSTANCE , PRAYING, LOVING, CARING, SERVING OTHERS AND SAYING “THANK YOU” TO ALL WHO ARE CONTINUING TO HELP US BE THE CHURCH!!!!!!
THIS material is provided for your information, it is as accurate as I can make it but be assured changes happen rapidly and what I share with you today could well be overridden by a week from today!
Love you and pray God will bless you in special ways, Richard Axmann, Building Committee report writer.