Since Hope’s building was significantly damaged on May 25, 2015, a great deal of work has gone on behind the scenes. Initially Sharon Kern, and others, met with a bevy of insurance claims adjusters who studied the damage done by ground water flooding the lower floor of our children’s wing.
Following their study the Hope Chapel board appointed a three-person panel, which we called the Building Assessment Team (BAT!), to look over the insurance reports and do their own study on the structure as a whole. Their job was to make recommendations to the Hope Chapel board on where repairs needed to be made beyond the obvious damage due to flooding.
You can see their slide presentation here: Building Assessment Team Report
Following the BAT report, Hope’s board then discussed the scope of the repair project to pursue. Toward the end of that time of discernment we hired Scott McDonald to become project manager on major building repair and remodeling project. Scott put several months of work into his own assessment of the project, following the BAT and Insurance Adjusters. He then gave an overview of his proposed project at the Congregational Meeting on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.
You can see his slide presentation here: Building Project Report
Finally, this past Sunday, May 1, I presented Scott’s proposal in summary and laid out a plan to finance the proposed repair/remodeling project. I also suggested a way to pray for provision to support the project–by seeking ‘plunder’. If you wish to listen to the sermon, you can find it here: It’s About God, Not Us
You can view my slide presentation here: Capital Campaign 2016
These three slide presentation, even though they come without words, will provide a clear understanding of the project we are undertaking together over the next 8 months or so. Please pray, asking God to show you how to participate. And also pray for Scott and the leadership of Hope Chapel, that we will receive from God wisdom and grace for the task.
Finally, please consider giving a generous donation to help fund these much-needed repairs to Hope’s main building complex. Here is the link: Pledge/Give Now.