Dear Praying Friends, 07-18-2021
Attendance was good today with all members being in at least one service. The Balusa family visited again for the first time since last August.
It was a joy this evening to see our church vote to support Viktor and Irina Ignatiev, missionaries to the Republic of Moldova. They are back home in Odessa, Ukraine right now, packing and preparing to move this summer.
Please pray for safety and good fellowship as the ladies in the church will make a trip to Timisoara on Tuesday. Excursions like this are a blessing for the ladies. They are planning to have lunch with some of the ladies from a sister church. Such a thing is a rare opportunity for us.
Late last week we bought some of the decorative coating for the building exterior. We’re excited to see the building begin to look more presentable. There is still a lot to do, including three structural reinforcement modifications.
As we are progressing with the building, our available funds are being carefully consumed. Over the next couple of weeks, we will prioritize the work that remains in view of available funds. There are several things that must be done to close the project with the local city hall, hopefully before next summer. Primarily that means that the structural reinforcement work must be completed and the exterior must be painted the color designated in the project documents filed. The site foreman tells us that once the building looks complete from the outside, the building can be declared complete, even with the second-story interior being untouched (except for the structural work). Before this fall, we hope to have the first floor fully functional (kitchen, bathrooms, back hall, AC would be nice for next summer), so that a proper dedication service can be held. Lord willing, I plan to make another video update in two or three weeks. Please pray for wisdom and for the funds that are needed to fully complete this project.
Dan and Lyn Sehested