Construction. Putting pieces together to create something bigger and better than the individual parts. We're busy constructing in two different areas. The ASAPH board of directors is busy working on tax-exempt status. Lots of forms, lots of calculations, lots of arranging and planning. We're well on our way and may be able to actually send our application to the IRS this week. We have our own EIN number, we have the ASAPH name approved by the state department of PA. Big steps on the way to building a ministry.
Physically, we're constructing as well. The shed is up and in use. It'll house my 'extra stuff' plus all of the construction equipment and supplies that we'll use to build the cement room and two steel buildings. Thanks to Jason Stoltzfus and his team for setting up the shed. It's great! And right on time.
The masons are (right now) wiring together the steel poles that will be the inner strength of the 16 x 16 cement room that will be my office and bedroom. It's building number 1 on the construction list. If all goes will, it may be up sometime in May. Three dumptruck loads of sand are here, and the foundation is dug.
Yesterday I had the priviledge of listening to a teacher working with our adolescent group that does little theatre sketches from time to time. He was asking them about God. Two of the young people rattled off a fine list of things they new about God...He's holy, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient...and what all of that means for us. I smiled. They learned those things when they participated in our children's program. It's a great program that step by step introduces kids to God and the relation between God and man.
Keep praying for ASAPH Teaching Ministry. OH! We had a meeting last week...we're planning the first academic competition among four area schools. It'
Missionary in Haiti.