Much has been accomplished in recent weeks as our overall site continues to take shape, and our building begins to rise up above ground level. This update is best presented via the photos and explanations below, but first a HUGE request for some specific prayer related to a highly valued member of our construction team.
Our project superintendent for Gleim Excavating, who has been on the job since work began last September, is currently in Harrisburg Hospital recovering from unanticipated double bypass surgery with some added complications. Please pray for God’s healing hand to be upon him and his family for a total recovery and peace along the way.
The East Baltimore sidewalk has been completed along with topsoil placement and seeding/mulching along the residential properties on both sides of the street.
Topsoil being placed in the recreation fields. Seeding/mulching to follow as soon as weather permits.
Individual building interior column footings are being excavated and poured. Anchor bolts placed in the center of each footing will receive steel columns used to provide mid-span support for the roofing steel bar joists and decking between interior and exterior masonry block bearing walls.
The interior of the LLLC wing with exterior masonry block walls revealing the beginnings of openings for doors and windows. The PVC pipes indicate sewer connections for the restrooms in this wing.
The children’s / gym / youth / adult wing of the building with the recreational fields in the distance. The small bobcat sits in the children’s room. The gym is next between the low masonry block interior walls, with the youth room beyond. The adult / community classrooms and chapel are to the right adjacent to the construction trailers.
The red trash can sits at the gym entrance off of the gathering area. The wall footing excavation to the right will be the wall separating the kitchen from the gym.
Motorized movable scaffolding has been erected by the mason who has begun the second 5-foot-high increment of the exterior block walls. This photo was taken from the interior of the LLLC wing looking towards the nursery rooms to the left and admin / office area to the right. Door and window openings are increasingly visible. The scaffolding is sitting within the playground.