United Methodist Missionaries serving in Thailand

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Modifying the new building for Blessing Home


 Pastor Banya and the members of Life Center UMC of Pattaya have been busy getting the new building ready to use.  Blessing Home and Life Center UMC will move into the new buidling before the end of March, and they have a huge amount of work to do.

Here are some pictures of them getting the first floor at the front of the building ready for use.  The concrete at the front of the building sloped down to the road.  In the pictures, they are forming a level tile floor on the outside of the building and enclosing it in.  This will make the front of the building useful as a receiving area for the kids, and as an overflow when the main room is not enough to hold everyone during special events.
 One of the members of the Board of the Blessing Home Foundation is Pastor Buriwat, who is a pastor in Chiang Rai and a businessman who is an encyclopedia of knowledge.  He made the 16 hour drive down to Pattaya to help with the transition to the new building, and is leading the effort to decorate the building.
Below is a picture of Pastor Buriwat with 2 members of Life Center UMC, choosing building materials.

Pastor Buriwat and the Decoration Team
In the next week, they will need to make a "storefront" style aluminum and glass front to the building and move the old airconditioners to the new building.  Later, as funds come in, we will install air conditioners on the second and third floor. as well.

We are very, very excited, and truly blessed.  Thank you very much for your prayers and support which make it all possible.

Friday, March 09, 2012

GREAT NEWS!!!

GREAT NEWS!!!

All of the funds needed to purchase a new building for Blessing Home have been received!  Pastor Banya and the Board of the Blessing Home Foundation closed on the new building this week.  Praise God!  This building is in the right location and it meets the needs of the ministry here.

We still must modify the building to make it fully usable.  Pastor Banya is in the process of moving the air conditioners from the old building to the new building, but we only have enough air conditioners for the first floor.  We will still need to purchase eight more air contioners (about $1,200).  We must also enclose the balconies to make them child-safe, and glass-in the front of the first floor.  Pastor Banya is pricing these modifications out at this time, so we don't know the prices yet on those.

Thank you everyone for your prayers, for your very generous donations, and encouraging words, which made it possible to purchase this building.