Wednesday, 10 September 2008

September 7, 2008 Opening Service

The opening service was great. We had lots of friends and family attend. Please pray that the Lord would draw those that He wants to be part of this fellowship.

Caleb and David led the singing part of the worship service. Caleb will be our regular worship leader on Sunday nights.

My wife translated for the first service. Our Sunday evening service will normally be English only.

Friends and family.

Peter and Victor from the Korean School of Ministry both offered a prayer of dedication. Peter prayed in Korean and Victor in English.

What can I say?
Students and teachers from the presbyterian church where I teach a Sunday noon English service came to our first service (24 students, 6 teachers - they came in their church bus), they led us in a couple closing songs.

Hye-Young's Family - dad, mom, brother, sister-in-law, nephew and neice.

Monday, 25 August 2008

August 26, 2008

We got signs up on both sides of the building and we got our chairs. Our first service is less than 2 weeks away. Getting close!

Saturday, 16 August 2008

August 16, 2008

We installed an air conditioner a week or so ago, there is also a small one in the back room. Today I had some blinds installed for privacy in the back room and also to block light when we show video. Opening service is scheduled for September 7, 2008.

Thursday, 31 July 2008

July 28, 2008

All the interior and electric work is done. The next step is to order chairs and tables and set up book shelves for the library. I also still need to have signs made for outside the building as well as print up flyers and business cards. It's getting close.

Sunday, 13 July 2008

July 11, 2008

Day four: Everything is ready but we want to wait a couple weeks for the cement platform to dry. I was told that if we put down the tile too soon the cement may crack later. So we are waiting. Also the electrician still needs to put in the lighting and the wall plugs. He got everything ready as they did the construction, but I am not sure when he is coming back to finish up. My next step is to find the right kind of chairs and tables for the room. I will probably travel up to Seoul with a friend to check out some church supply places. I want to make sure I can sit in the chair to see how it feels and not just order something that looks nice from the internet.

July 10, 2008

Third day. All the walls are up.

This is behind the stage. It will be a place for storage and also a private place for prayer before services.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

July 9, 2008

Second day of construction:

July 8, 2008

First day of construction:

Thursday, 26 June 2008

June 26,2008

Caleb and Timothy helped me pull up two layers of old tile today and then we scraped off the sticky gunk from the windows so we could clean them.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

June 13, 2008

Yesterday I spent some time with Caleb and Timothy from the Korean School of Ministry in Cheonan and we did some of the tear down work. I hired someone to remove two walls and a large window but then we spent time tearing down the extra texture from the ceiling and also worked on pulling off the brown sticky paper that the last person used for decoration on the windows and metal frame. Caleb and Timothy worked really hard on that and got about half way done. They are coming back next week to finish it off. I took pictures from different angles in the room. You will notice one wall looks black. That is from a fire that had been in there previously. The owner told us about it and advised that we get fire insurance just in case. Yesterday my wife took care of that. The last picture shows our entrance windows. Across the hall is a shop that makes traditional style Korean clothing called Hanboak.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

June 9, 2008

Today we paid the final deposit and received the keys for what will be Calvary Chapel Daejeon. I took pictures today of what the place looks like before I start to make renovations to it. In the picture below, our space is on the second floor and the second sign from the left. As we get close to finishing up the renovation, I will have the sign changed.

The next two pictures were the best I could do of the interior. I did not have any more room to move back. It is just one room for now, but our apartment is nearby and so is JinSoo's Institute, so there is other places we could use if we needed extra space for children's ministry. For the first year we will most likely only be having Sunday night and mid-week services since I still have a commitment to teach Sunday mornings in Cheonan. I will also be using this to offer some Bible based English classes for the community.

The final three pictures just show the sign on the other side of the building that will be changed. I am hoping to use the spot to the left of the sign also since a big tree kind of covers the regular sign.

Please pray for Calvary Chapel Daejeon.