Yesterday was a public holiday as we enjoyed Youth Day, so Errol, Phillimon, Eli & myself took the opportunity to spend a few hours in The Gathering's new home knocking things about, taking down a wall, removing the counter and then fixing holes, followed by lots of sweeping and mopping!
It was tiring but extremely satisfying and for me it was a joy to watch the guys excitement levels rise as they began to see the opportunities the church is being presented by this venue change.
Loads of locals wandered past to have a nosey at what's going on and the braver few stopped for a conversation, and all were very positive about what we're doing and our plans for the future.
It was also good to see so many existing friends in the community, I think a few people we shocked to realise how well known we are in Firgrove.
The old partition wall was hiding a few secrets including a mouse nest.
Eli was a great help!
With the counter out, the shelves down and the partition wall gone the space looks so much better.
Next we need to construct a new partition wall and do some painting.
It looks so much cleaner from outside.
A load of our Homework Club kids came to supervise.
Plenty more of this today too!