Aug 16th, we officially completed remodeling the building and held an open house! We were not sure if anybody was going to show up and so we decided to make it into a jamboree/open house. We asked all of our musician friends to come and we thought that even if nobody else showed up at least we could still have some fun playing music. However, when the time came for the open house we were astonished that a huge crowd showed up. It turned out to be a great success and we look forward to many more evenings spent using the building for community events.
Here is a picture of some of our friends...
Thanks for coming, we really enjoyed it!
Katie took a head count about halfway through the evening and there were 120+ people there.
We had no idea that so many people would show up but we are so glad that they did and we hope that they all enjoyed it!
Here are a few more pictures that were taken throughout the evening!
This is the lounge room...
On one of the walls in the main room we marked all of the places that we have lived around the world...
We hung up flags from all of the different countries as well.
Mom did a fantastic job preparing the food as well as the decorations.
Graham made the watermelon bowls. Don't they look really good?
Thank you to all of the people who brought cookies, dips, and other goodies!!!
The Jamboree/Open House ran from about 7:00p.m.-9:00 p.m.
We felt really good about how it turned out and hope that this is just the beginning of many many more community events!
After the open house was over a couple of our friends stayed a bit longer and we continued to jam until... well until we could barely get any more notes out of our sleepy brains. heehee just kidding we didn't stay up that late...
This whole experience felt like a miracle. It has been almost a year since we purchased the building and we often wondered how we were going to find the time or money to fix it up. But we knew that the Lord wanted us to buy it and fix it up so we put our trust in Him and we began to work in faith that this was His project and He would provide a way. He did! We know that without His help there is no way we could have accomplished what we did. We give all the credit and praise to the Lord and hope that we will always be able to use it for His purposes!
"... I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which He commandeth them."