|Day Two of excavation|
The last huddle was all the paper work to gain permission to begin. This included having both the blueprints and budget approved by the various committees of the Bishop. Then came the formal letter from the Bishop Richard Stika of the diocese of Knoxville granting permission to begin.
|Signed letter granting permission to begin|
|Just a few "small" rocks|
|General Contractor Trailer|
This is the good news. Now the challenging news is that the loan is significant. We still need to raise funds so the loan burden will be less. Also, we need a trailer to serve for offices and the educational building. Finally, we desire a bell tower. Niether of these are funded at the moment. With prayer they will be.
|Flat and beautiful|
Yet, we trust God to provide all these blessings in His own way and his own time.
Of course life goes on. Josiah is with us again after taking his first oath. Weddings, baptisms and other celebrations continue. It is a good reminder that the structure we call church is the shell for the real church... the body of Christ centered in Jesus and in service to the Kingdom of God.
|First Communion at English Mass|
|Cake with Frist Communicants|