Building Lives Update - August 7,  2016

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Scout Project mission accomplished!

Mahalo to the members and supporters of Scout Troop 270 in helping Brett Reese plan, organize, raise funds, and execute his Eagle Scout project which was to build and install sound panels in the Fellowship Hall.  The panels went up on Saturday, 8/6/16.  Praise the Lord that the church benefited from this endeavor.

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More grass planted!

Mahalo to Clayton Sui’s accessibility to a crew of KCCC inmates and former inmates who spent about 3 hours on what would have taken our regular crew of volunteers 3 months to do.  On Sunday, 8/7/16, they and some of our own ohana dug up weeds and planted a whole lot of grass for our parking lot-play area.  Praise the Lord that the weather held!   Mahalo to the ladies (Arlene, Kelliann, Laurie, Cecelia, Jenni, Janet, Joy, Sue, Jackie and Ruth) and Miyamoto family who together helped to provide the ono food including:  salads, somen salad, rice, mongo bean soup, chili, stew, lasagna, shoyu chicken drumsticks, pumpkin mochi, watermelon, pineapple, orange dream cake, blueberry cheesecake cup cakes, cobbler, cookies, lychee, bottled water, soda and juice.  And mahalo to our favorite resort down the road for the ice.

 

We praise the Lord for His continued goodness, for His provision and for His power to save.  We serve an awesome God!

 

Then God stirred the hearts of the priests and Levites and the leaders of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin to go to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple of the Lord. And all their neighbors assisted by giving them articles of silver and gold, supplies for the journey, and livestock. They gave them many valuable gifts in addition to all the voluntary offerings.  Ezra 1:5-6 (NLT)

 
Building Lives Update - June 20,  2016

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2016-06-09 Parking Bumpers

A few steps forward

On 6/9/16, the Reese ohana headed up the pick-up and delivery of the parking bumpers.  And praise to God for providing the extra hands at church to help unload the bumpers.  Mahalo Shawn for the use of your truck.  Next step is to secure the bumpers in place.

 

And, while there have been some mini-workdays along the way, there was a mass grass planting workday on 6/11/16.  Mahalo to all the volunteers who came out, including Mrs. Kubota at the young age of around 94 years.  Mahalo to Sue Kubota for the muffins and Malia Thain for the breakfast burritos.  And praise God for the perfect weather, cool and dry.  Also on 6/11/16, some of the gang also helped to put together one of the 2 pieces of playground equipment and installed a portable, temporary fence for the playground area.  Next step is to plant more grass and continue to pull out the weeds.

 

At the “piko” of our “Building Lives” is our Faith in Christ Jesus.  We praise Him for His continued goodness and faithfulness to bless.  We serve an awesome God! 

Building Lives Update - November 3,  2015
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Mission accomplished!

The early birds started at 8 a.m. and a short time later, the rest of the crew arrived.  By 11 a.m. the job was half-way done.  A special thank you goes to John Jenkins and Shawn Reese for heading up the project.  There were three flooring teams that helped to make the job move quickly.  The ladies helped to clean the flooring, remove the boxes, and serve the food.  Mahalo to all the hands that helped including:  John Jenkins, Michael Depoe, Dave and Joy Booye, Shawn, Brett, Dana, and Kenny Reese, Mike and his son Raymond, Clark Satterfield, Aston Carbonel, Dennis Andaya, Niles and Aileen Kageyama, Greg and Jenni Saguid, Warren Madeira, Mark Ozaki, Seth, Elise, and Mia Macomber, Dan and Jan Miyamoto, Mel Kalauawa, Leonard and Cecilia Mahoe.  Mahalo to Cecelia for taking the empty flooring boxes to be recycled.  There was a break for lunch at 12 noon and the work was completed at around 1:30 p.m.

While that work was going on, Kalama Reis did a lot of yard work.  Later in the afternoon Shawn fixed the leaky faucet in the kitchen.  And earlier in the week, Aston, Warren and Ernie trimmed the hedge along the driveway. 

Food and Refreshments:  and what would a successful workday be without the ono-licious food.  Mahalo to those who helped to provide the vast array of nourishment and snacks which included:  Refreshments:  chocolate chip cookies, croissants, banana muffins.  Lunch:  Shoyu chicken, rice, pesto pasta and sausage, pizza, sandwich pinwheels, sloppy joe, Chinese chicken salad, fruit salad, green salad, oranges, chips, rambutan, banana streusel cake, pineapple upside down cake.   Drinks:  bottled water and Gatorade.

Note:  a few more items still need to be tended to before considering the ‘Building Lives’ (part one) complete.  The quarter-round floor trim still needs to be cut, painted and installed.  Parking stall bumpers need to be ordered and installed.  Parking lot grass needs to be cut and planted.

We praise the Lord for His continued goodness, for His provision and for His power to protect.  We serve an awesome God!

 
Building Lives Update - October 18,  2015
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Final Leg:  Flooring Workday

Aside from the grass parking lot, we are looking forward to finishing the final leg of the new construction on our facility.  On Saturday, 10/31/15, from about 8 a.m. we will be having a workday to put in the flooring for the Fellowship Hall.  We could use a lot of “man” power to put in the flooring.  We recommend bringing knee pads with you.  And we could use help from the youth and ladies, to help take away the empty flooring boxes and to hand the guys the pieces of flooring as they go along.  And of course, we would like everyone to help with the lunch food and drinks.  And most of all, we would appreciate your prayers for the workday, that all will go well.  That no one would get hurt.  That there will be just the right amount of volunteers.  And that God would be praised.  So mark your calendars, Saturday, 10/31/15, and come out for some camaraderie, food, and good work!

Community Give Back Event

In appreciation for all of the volunteer support the church received during the duration of our “Building Lives” project, the church is opening up its doors to host the 2nd Annual Craft Fair.  Vendors are invited to participate manuahi.  And the public is welcome to tour our hale pule, hale ola.  The craft fair & rummage sale is scheduled for Saturday, 11/14/15, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Contact myself or the church secretary if you are interested in participating as a vendor.

 
Building Lives Update - August 27,  2015

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Grading for the grass parking lot and garden has begun!

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Workday Last Saturday

When Jacob and Caleb saw the toddler room Sunday morning, their first reaction was "WHOAAA!"    I think that pretty much sums up everybody's reaction to the beautiful new vinyl flooring in the 2 Sunday school classrooms.  Thank you God for being our Provider!

Despite the heat and humidity, it was a great time of fun, fellowship, and food (tuna pita pockets, meatball subs, orange slices and butterscotch cookies).  

Mahalo to John Jenkins, Pastor Dave, Michael Depoe, and Shawn Reese for the installation.  (The A/C window units provided a big relief in the toddler room - see the  big smiles on the guys' face?)  Mahalo to the youth for their help with some of the pre-activity heavy lifting.  Mahalo to Malia, Emma, Nina, Joy, Cecilia, and Dana for moving the furniture & toys/cleaning the rooms.  Mahalo to Joy, Sierra and Cooper for cleaning the upstairs apartment and Leonard and Cecilia for their faithfulness in keeping the grounds and building clean.

 
Building Lives Update - August 18,  2015
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Landscaping progress and work on the “Tabuchi Garden” has started.  Yesterday, the tree stump was removed.  Mahalo to Arlene & the Blue Orchid, for donating a bunch of mother’s (or mother-in-law’s) tongue plants.  And thanks to Arlene’s contact, the church was blessed with a whole bunch of popcorn orchids from Flowers West in Hanapepe which closed.  After cleaning and repot-ting by Al, the church now has 53 pots of orchids.  It should be pretty spectacular when they all bloom, hopefully in a year.

Workday this Saturday:

Pastor Dave announced a work day this Saturday, starting at 9AM.  We are going to start laying the flooring (vinyl plank) in the classrooms.  For those who might be off on Friday, you could probably help by moving things out of the 2 classrooms (into the Fellowship Hall).  For those who are not assisting with the flooring, you are welcome to help with general clean up around the church.  Lots of hands make light work.  Please bring a meal and/or drinks to share.

 
Building Lives Update - July 9,  2015
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Progress!

Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.  1 Peter 2:23-25 (KJV)

Building Lives Update - July 4,  2015
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While we celebrate independence day, our dependence is totally in Him.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!  Our total building project expenses, including one which was incurred in 2000, and from 2003 (survey, architects, capital campaign costs, postage, mahalo celebration, and all other actual building costs) to present, has only now gone over the $1 million mark at $1,003,841.06.  And we continue to remain debt free.

God is an awesome God.   We thank Him for our beautiful facility and may He continue to be praised.   We thank Him for the lives that have been touched during the course of the building project and the lives that will be touched in years to come.

In that day you will say: “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.  Isaiah 12:4

 
Building Lives Update - June 10,  2015
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Today (Tuesday), part 1 of the driveway pour was completed.   Tomorrow, God willing, it is expected that part 2 will be done.
 
 
Building Lives Update - June 5,  2015
 
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Praise the Lord!

The transition section between the parking lot and the driveway which was designed to slope and turn the water run off, was poured today.  Thank you to Ralph Christianson for drawing the plans and for John Jenkins and crew for forms, base material and concrete work.  Thanks Jackie for the pictures.

Building Lives Update - June 3,  2015
 
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This is just a brief update on our continuing “building project”.  

Due to a break in the action on another project, some continued work on our driveway was done today.  Forms were added and some grading was done.  If the break in the action on the other project(s) continues, then we may be blessed to have a finished driveway soon! 

Also worth noting, the flooring material for the Fellowship Hall and the two classrooms has been ordered via Home Depot.

We anticipate having enough funds to complete these two major projects.

Please continue to be in prayer for the successful completions of these projects.
 
 
Building Lives Update - April 2,  2015
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Today (Friday), some additional work in cutting will take place; and a large dumpster is being delivered.  The intent is to clean up and throw away all remaining debris from the property.  If you are available today or Saturday, you are welcome to assist with the clean up.  And in about 1-2 weeks, the work on the driveway will take place.   For questions, please contact John or Les.

Have a happy Easter!

Building Lives Update - April 1,  2015
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Praise the Lord for answers to prayer.  Beautiful weather today.  Pray for continued good weather again tomorrow for part 2 of the concrete pour.

Building Lives Update - March 29,  2015
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Parking Lot.  Grading and compacting took place last week.  Happening this week, God willing, the plan is to lay down the wire, put in the forms, and then pour the concrete.  If you are available to stop by, there may be some work (M-Th) that you could help with.  For questions, please contact Les or John. 

But definitely, please send up prayers every day this week for the progress of the parking lot and that all the work will be done well.

 
Building Lives Update - March14 & 21,  2015

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Thank you for your prayers and continued support.  We had a nice turn out for the work day on 3/14/15, and as usual, the lunch was the best!  The cement pad is gone.  And some grading for the parking lot has begun  (thanks to John and Les)

Continued help is needed throughout the upcoming week and next Saturday to remove the all the little rocks.

Enclosed are some pictures from the last 2 Saturdays

Building Lives Update - February/March 2015
 
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During the last few weeks, the family completed a few more tasks including:  cutting of the holes in the foundation (by Pacific Concrete Cutting & Coring) and subsequent inspection by the County Engineering Division; painting of the 2 gables (by Fred); furnishing Pastor Dave’s office; building shelves for office storage (by Mickey & Christian); and emptying out the Matson storage container (led by Ernie & Michael with help from several of the youth and young adults).   We are coming up on the home stretch as work on the parking lot begins with the removal of the existing cement pad.

We are super happy to report that we have received our Final Certificate of Occupancy, effective 3/4/15.  All praises go to our God for this great milestone.  Wow!
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Please pray for Les & John as they continue to faithfully work on the parking lot and flooring.  Pray for safety.

ANNOUNCEMENT:

We are having a workday this Saturday, 3/14/15, to clear and remove all items that would obstruct the clearing and building of the parking lot and driveway.  Extra trucks are needed.  And of course, if the ladies could help with lunch, that would be great.

 
 
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Building Lives Update - January 2015

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During the last few weeks, the family completed a few more tasks including:  trimming the hedges, painting the apartment gable, and making the tree stump and roots disappear.  Mahalo to Alan, Aston, Ernie, Warren, and Daniel for tackling the hedge.  Mahalo Fred for climbing the ladder and painting the gable.  Mahalo to the dig, chainsaw and grinder team made up of Les, Alan, Aston, Fred, Michael & Ernie.  Mahalo Les & Ruth for the lunches.

We will be engaging Pacific Concrete & Coring to cut the five 8x16" and two 9x10" holes.  After the holes are cut, the County will need to conduct an inspection and thereafter, we hope to obtain our final certificate.

CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY (Temporary)

With regards to our temporary occupancy certificate which expired on 12/31/14, on that same day, we were provided a new temporary certificate which will expire on 3/31/15.  Thank you Dana for monitoring this concern.  Thank you all for your prayers in this matter and praise the Lord for His timely provision.

YET TO COME

  • -          Parking Lot & Driveway
  • -          Flooring for Two Classrooms and Fellowship Hall
  • -          Prime & Paint two more gables
  • -          A few more odds & ends (e.g. built in shelves, hang a plaque, etc) and lots of maintenance
 
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Building Lives Update - Fall 2014
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During the Fall, the family completed a few more tasks including:  finished the threshold work; cut down a tree in preparation for the parking lot project; sold off one of the two storage containers; installed flooring and baseboards for the janitor and storage closets; and primed (not yet painted) one of the gables.  Mahalo John, Pastor Niles, and Pastor Dave for the work on the threshold.  Mahalo to Kaleo & his dad for the tree work.  Mahalo Les for securing the sale.  Mahalo John and Sonny for the work on the flooring and to Ernie & the interns for clearing out the closets and the items surrounding the storage containers.

UPDATE ON VENT HOLES…Dana reports the following:

Praise God!  The County has approved the drawings.  Each of the enclosed areas under the building must meet the requirement of 1 square inch of vent holes for each 1 square foot of enclosed area.  Each enclosed area must have a minimum of two holes. The County requirement was to have a total of 12,513 square inches of holes.  Once completed, we will have 37,940 square inches of holes.  Bottom line is that we need to cut 7 holes:

- Five 8x16" holes

- Two 9x10" holes

Our final Occupancy Certificate rests with the completion of this requirement.  Our current temporary occupancy certificate expires on 12/31/14.   Pray that we will be able to complete the requirement timely and if not by 12/31/14, then that we will be able to secure an extension on the temporary certificate.

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A big mahalo goes out to Pastor Niles & Aileen for heading up a donation fund raiser specifically for the flooring of the 2 classrooms, via the prize drawing of a special ukulele.  The drawing took place on 11/8/14 at our first annual craft fair.  Through their efforts, $483.95 was raised.  And another family generously donated $500 as well for a total amount raised of $983.95.  The estimated cost for the classroom flooring is $2,200.  The team will be meeting to discuss type and color of the flooring material that would best for these units.

On a side note, on 11/24/14, the church celebrated its 1st Family Thanksgiving in the new church without having to set up the outside tent, tables and chairs.  Yahoo!  At the celebration there was of course great food, fellowship and fun.   The church also extended a special thanks to the kupuna of the church for all their many years of love and support to the Koloa Missionary Church family.  Special gift baskets provided by various members of the church were presented to them.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we praise and thank God for His continued blessings on the progress of the Building Lives project, for the availability of a beautiful church facility in which we can worship Him freely.  We are also thankful to you for your continued prayerful and financial support.  Bless the Lord oh my soul and forget not His benefits. Psalm 103:2.

 
Building Lives Update - Mahalo Celebration - March 29, 2014
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9-21-14 Pastor Dave 1st Message
During the summer, the family completed a few tasks along the way including: 
installing wireless routers; hanging hooks in bathroom stalls; installing handicap parking signs; emptying out the two storage containers; moving the secretary’s office & equipment back to its new home; and adding more furnishings.  We have also been working on getting quotes for our parking lot & driveway project and for the tree cutting.  And we continue to work with the County and our architect regarding the vent holes.  We also witnessed a few first floral blooms.  We were spared any hurricane damage.  The monthly Building Lives prayer meeting continues.
 

And we welcome Pastor Dave & Joy Booye today, 9/21/14. 

We praise God for His continued blessings.

Remaining efforts include:

  • Tree removal (to prevent the roots from tearing up the new parking lot) (approx $8,000)
  • Parking Lot & Driveway including grading (approx $100,000)
  • Cutting vent holes (needed for our final Certificate of Occupancy)(approx $20,000)
  • Flooring for Fellowship Hall, 2 classrooms, 2 closets (approx $7,000)
  • Paint gables
  • Finish 2 thresholds
  • Build some shelves
We currently have approximately 40% of the amount of the projected funds needed.  Please pray for God’s timing and provision towards completion of these and any other remaining projects.  Please pray for the family as we enter a new season of ministries.
 

Isaiah 18:23-26 (NLT)

23 Listen to me; listen, and pay close attention.  24 Does a farmer always plow and never sow? Is he forever cultivating the soil and never planting?  25 Does he not finally plant his seeds— black cumin, cumin, wheat, barley, and emmer wheat— each in its proper way, and each in its proper place?  26 The farmer knows just what to do, for God has given him understanding.

Building Lives Update - Mahalo Celebration - March 29, 2014

 

Thank you all for praying for our Mahalo Celebration which was held on 3/29/14 and our Open House on 3/30/14 from 1 to 4 p.m.  God is Good.  He held the rains until Sunday, 3/30/14 at 4 p.m.

More pictures are forthcoming.

A special mahalo goes out to all who helped plan and prepare for these 2 events including those that helped clean the yard.

 

Building Lives Update - Week of March 23, 2014

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends and Families,

Enclosed are pictures from a few of our recent workdays.  Volunteers helped to hang a bunch of things.  Additionally, work on the sound system and wi-fi have been ongoing.

We have a visiting friend in need of respite.  Yes, let’s use the apartment.  Voila, instant beautiful apartment.


Building Lives Update - Week of March 4, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends and Families,

As you know, our certificate of occupancy is temporary until we are able to fulfill a requirement to cut 11,000 square inches of holes in our foundation.   As some of you may not know, we have had some holes cut in our leadership foundation.  Pastor Matt resigned.  The chairman of the board stepped down and our treasurer stepped down.  However, what remains firm in the midst of all these changes is our faith in and foundation built on the great I am.

We have been enjoying our services, Sunday School classes, Bible studies, and potluck lunches in our new church.  It’s so nice not having to have to set up the tent; take down the tent; or move cafeteria tables around.  Oh the good ‘ol days (sigh).

With that said, there are actually still a lot of things that are left to be done and we are scheduling a workday for Saturday, 3/15/14 to take care of some of the “to-do’s” such as:  hanging the toilet paper & paper towel dispensers; installing the rest of the audio-visual system; hanging fans in the apartment; bombing the storage container for termites; and other odds & ends.

And on Sunday, 3/23/14, after service we will be having a grounds and church clean up day to prepare for the Mahalo Celebration.

As a reminder, the celebration is set for Saturday, 3/29/14.  3:30 p.m. registration.  Program from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Complimentary dinner to follow at 5:45 p.m.  Ticket required for dinner.  And on Sunday, 3/30/14, we will be inviting the neighbors and business in Koloa-Poipu to our Open House.

Building Lives Update - Week of February 10, 2014

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends and Families,

As most of you are aware, we received our temporary occupancy certificate for our church on 1/15/14.   We held our first service in the new sanctuary on 1/19/14 and we had a very special dedication and blessing service on 1/26/14.

Because the time frame in which these things developed was very narrow, many of you were not able to join us for our dedication.   However, we still count it a blessing to have had you as part of our support family over the last 8 years and we would like to thank all of you who volunteered services in the planning, deconstruction and construction of the new building; all those who provided lunches for the workers; and those who provided financial support of any amount.

For all of our supporters, you are invited to our Mahalo Celebration which is set for Saturday, 3/29/14.    The Service is scheduled to run from 4 to 5:30 p.m.    Dinner of Hawaiian food will be served at 5:45 p.m.   You must have a ticket for dinner.  Dress is casual.

While we are still compiling our lists, we estimate that there were about 1,000 of you who gave of your time, talents, and treasure during the period from 2006 and 2014.  Unfortunately, out of the 1,000 volunteers & donors, we are only able to host 260 of you.   As such, please RSVP  to koloamissionarychurch@koloamc.com as to how many tickets we should reserve for you and the names of the service volunteers/donors or special guests who will be attending.  Tickets will be available for pick up at the door.

Do note that on Sunday, 3/30/14, we plan to continue our celebration with an informal Open House from 1 to 4 p.m.   We plan to invite all of our immediate neighbors and also most of the Koloa-Po’ipu area businesses to the Open House to see our new facility which God built.

Building Lives Update - Week of January 30, 2014

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends and Families,

Thank you all for praying for our special service this past Sunday.  Everyone present were truly blessed.   If you would like a DVD of the service please respond to this email with your name and address.  Or you can respond to:  koloamissionarychurch@koloamc.com.  Unfortunately, we missed videoing the “welcome” portion of the service.

 

Correction:   the date for our Mahalo celebration is Saturday, 3/29/14.

 

Announcement:  volunteers are needed this Saturday to help move the remaining construction equipment out.  Contact Pastor Matt for questions.

Building Lives Update - Week of January 8, 2014

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All are invited to our Blessing and Dedication Service this Sunday (January 26, 2014)   Doors open at 8:30 a.m.  Service starts at 9 a.m.  Potluck following the service.

Parking is limited, so please try to carpool.

We thank God for His blessings on us this past Sunday as we held our first service there.   Our K-5th grade class was overflowing, so we will be relocating that class to a larger room.   What a wonderful problem to have.

Building Lives Update - Week of January 8, 2014

Happy new year everyone!

We praise the Lord for Ralph Christianson who continues to develop the plans for our driveway and parking lot.  He with the help of Bob also pinned the border areas

And, thank you to Elise for sanitizing the toddler room toys.

As you will have already read in Pastor Matt Metzger’s email, we will NOT be having our blessing and dedication service this Sunday.  There is no new date set at this time.  We will keep you posted.

While we have passed our Final Inspection, we have not been issued our Certificate of Occupancy.  There is a problem in the area of compliance with Flood Certification requirements.  Currently, the County of Kauai is holding us to a FEMA requirement to create 1-square inch per square foot (thus 11,000 square inches) of opening (holes) in our cement-filled and rebar-reinforced block tile foundation.  It is unfortunate that this was not caught earlier during the plan approval phase.  Our concerns now are 1) how to do it safely without affecting the structural integrity of the building and 2) engineering & concrete cutting costs.

In the meantime, there are actually a lot of other “punch list” things that can be worked on including:

-  prime/paint unfinished gables (important)
-  finish battens near the classrooms
-  install flooring (fellowship hall, 2 classrooms, 2 closets)
-  attach non-skid surface to the door-stops so the doors won’t slide shut
-  install closet clothes rod (low priority)   
-  install toilet paper dispensers
-  install AV

-  build (or buy) shelves in storage closet
-  build kitchen counter at pass through window (and lockable cabinets)
-  prep playground grounds
-  devise a long-term solution for changing light bulbs in the high ceilings
-  repaint bathrooms, janitor closet to semi gloss (low priority)
-  change the kitchen window to jalousie windows
-  improve gutter system (important)

And things to obtain including:

-  obtain kitchen and apartment appliances(refrig, range/oven)
-  obtain white board for conference room
-  obtain cribs, rocking chair, changing table for nursery
-  obtain extra tables for fellowship hall
-  build storage carts on wheels for the folding tables

Financial status:   We still have some funds available.  However, we do not have enough for all of the above including the parking lot and driveway.  We are deliberately setting aside our current funds to be able to eventually pay for the parking lot and driveway.  This of course can change, as the Lord, our master architect, directs.

Building Lives Update - Week of December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

Missed thanking Dominic for painting the railing pickets and Ricky G for finishing the apartment stair railing.  And mahalo Alan for cleaning the gutters and to Les for checking on our other challenges.

We do not yet have our Certificate of Occupancy.  We may be able to obtain a temporary Certificate of Occupancy, provided we agree to complete certain things as related to cutting holes into the foundation.

Ralph has been on site taking measurements and drafting plans for our parking lot and driveway.  Thanks to Bob, Matt, Dana, Shawn and Les for their assistance as well.

Building Lives Update - Week of December 17, 2013

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Mahalo John Jenkins for completing our railing for the apartment stair case.  Mahalo Gary M for the assist on rewiring the water heater.

We do not yet have our Certificate of Occupancy.  There are a few things pending including (believe it or not) the possibility that we have to break through some of our foundation to create additional openings in order to bring us into compliance for flood certification.  Please pray that this will become a non issue so that we will not have to break through our foundation.

In the meantime, we have set up the conference room for use as a classroom and the toddler room for learning and playing when the time comes.

Parking Lot & Driveway Plans:  Thank you for your prayers for Ralph Christianson.  He stopped by the church today and met with Pastor Matt.  Danny & Bob will be assisting him as he takes measurements.

Save the date:   On Sunday, 1/5/14  we anticipate having our blessing and dedication of the church to honor God for what He has done, is doing, and will do.   This also is the 3-year mark of when we had our last service in the old sanctuary.  And we are also planning to have a big mahalo celebration in March (subject to further discussion) to thank all of you our volunteers, financial supporters, food supporters, prayer supporters, neighbors, friends and families.

Building Lives Update - Week of December 12, 2013

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Praise God from whom all blessings flow!  All of our ADA railings are done! Thank you Tim Pembrook of Pembrook Industries & John Jenkins for his guidance. And we passed our plumbing & gas inspections.  Thank you Ryan Kimball of Readyman Services!  We have also received approval on our “building – final”.  Thank you Les!

We do not yet have our Certificate of Occupancy.  There are a few things pending.   However, it could be that we will be able to begin worshipping in the new sanctuary as early as this coming Sunday.

Thank you for your prayers for Ralph Christianson.  He is in Hawaii and plans to be on Kauai and available to meet with us beginning Monday, 12/15/13, to help us create plans and drawings for our parking lot and drivewayContinue to pray for Ralph that he will get the needed rest while here and for continued strength of health.  And please pray for all aspects of his service to us including being able to have use of two tripods and one prism rod.

Save the date:  

On Sunday, 1/5/14  we anticipate having our blessing and dedication of the church to honor God for what He has done, is doing, and will do.   This also is the 3-year mark of when we had our last service in the old sanctuary. 

And we are also planning to have a big mahalo celebration in March (subject to further discussion) to thank all of you our volunteers, financial supporters, food supporters, prayer supporters, neighbors, friends and families.

In His hand.

Building Lives Update - Week of December 8, 2013

It was reported that Ryan Kimball will be finishing up his part (i.e. pressure valve) tomorrow (Monday).

Hallelujah

Building Lives Update - Week of December 4, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

Mahalo to all of the volunteers who came out during the week last week to finish hanging the fans, adding bathroom signs, and tidying up.  Mahalo to Dana & Miya for making the beautiful kane & wahine signs.  And a big thank you to each and every one of you on e-mail and to all of our other friends and family members for your prayers.   Our railings are 95% done!  We expect them to be done this week and the plumbing & gas inspection to be done next week. 

 

And hopefully we can have our certificate of occupancy before Christmas.  What a wonderful 2nd Christmas gift that would be, with Jesus, God’s son being our 1st perfect gift.

 

Continue to pray for Ralph Christianson, of BC Canada, who, by God’s grace, will be able to join us on island beginning 12/15/13 to help us create plans and drawings for our parking lot and driveway.

Building Lives Update - Week of November 25, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

 

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Thanksgiving Joy Christian Banner

Mahalo to all of the volunteers who came out over the last two Saturdays to tidy up, move in cabinet for our required historical display, assemble wire shelves, and do yard work.  Mahalo to the team of ladies who continue to help with our ono lunches.

  Remaining items to obtain occupancy (subject to change):

-          “Pass gas” inspection (J)

-          Completion of ADA handrails (4 done, 4 more to go)

-          Completion of handrails going up the apartment stairs

We remain hopeful to be in our new sanctuary by Christmas.   Whenever that may be, we plan to have a short blessing and dedication service.  And probably sometime in February or March, we plan to have a big mahalo celebration.

Continue to pray for Ralph Christianson, of BC Canada, who, by God’s grace, will be able to join us on island beginning 12/13/13 to help us create plans and drawings for our parking lot and driveway.

Other remaining “to-do’s”

-          Pave and stripe parking lot and driveway

-          Prime & paint gables

-          Install flooring in Fellowship Hall (approx $4,500)

-          Install flooring in 2 classrooms (approx $2,200)

-          Install flooring in 2 storage closets (approx $225)

-          Acquire furnishings for offices, kitchen, apartment

-          Continual maintenance

Building Lives Update - Week of November 15, 2013

We have our additional water meter.  The lines were flushed.  The lines were tested.   The water line and the fire sprinkler system are connected.   Woohoo!

Thank you and we praise you Lord, from whom all blessings flow!

Building Lives Update - Week of November 2, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

God is good, all the time.  All the time, God is good. 

Sorry for the delay in providing these updates.  In part, was having camera difficulties.  But nonetheless, God is good, all the time.  All the time, God is good.  Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support. 

Of course, we already shared the good news about the progress with the Water Dept.  And this week, the water meter should be dropped in.  And then eventually, the flushing, testing and final connection can be done.  Of other great note & blessing, Ralph Christianson, of BC Canada.  He has been following our updates and has offered to help us with our driveway and parking lot plans.  It is just wonderful to see how God continues to be in charge of this project.  Special request:  please pray that we will be able to have access to surveying equipment that Ralph can use while he is on island in December.  This is so he doesn’t  have to lug his equipment from Canada.

Besides the news in the other emails, work in cleaning & dumping rubbish has been ongoing particularly in preparation for the fumigation of the Sunshine Hall and Parsonage.  While those structures need the tenting, some of the wood furniture & paper items (Hymnals, Bibles, etc) need to be fumigated before we bring them back into the new sanctuary.  Mahalo to Brysen and the YWAM (Youth With A Mission) team; Danny, Bob, Hayward; Al, Dana, Fran, Greg; others for your volunteer service.

Mahalo also to Jenny and Fran for sweeping & mopping around the sanctuary and Fran for cleaning the bathrooms (multiple times).

Thanks to Matt & Tim for taking a look at sound and speaker placement.

Thanks to Ruth, Bob, Danny & Hayward for taking care of the front lawn & plants.  And to God for providing the rain.

Speaking of rain.  Our driveway and back lot are pretty muddy these days.

Oh, and thank you to all of the ladies for the ono lunches.  Yesterday’s lunch included salad, somen salad, chicken salad sandwiches, soup and jackfruit.

Thank you to Shawn, Michael, Kenny, Matt, Danny, Vince and others for continuing the work on installing the ceiling fans.

Thank you to Ricky, Matt, YWAM team, Vince and others for the ongoing work in the upstairs apartment.

Thank you to Shawn, Danny, Bob, Greg, Ricky, Les and others for continuing the work in the kitchen.

Work on installing the ADA compliant handrails continues.  Pray that this work will be done timely.

Building Lives Update - Week of October 6, 2013


Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

God is good, all the time.  All the time, God is good.  We’re happy to announce that all the work in both bathrooms are complete.  We are looking for someone to make or provide cool signage for the “men’s” and “women’s” bathroom. 

Activities

Cleaning, Organizing and Everything else needing to be done - thank you Aunty Ruth

Prep work to add more battens and door repair – thanks Ricky

10 Fire extinguishers placed – thanks Kenny

Light bulbs changed – thanks Michael

Media prep (planning for mounting speakers) – thanks Shawn and Greg.  P.S. - We’re looking for inputs on where the speakers should go. 

More grass planted – thanks Matt, Dominic, Makani

Picked up kitchen equipment from Kalaheo Café and placed in container – Greg, Shawn, Matt, Justin, Kenny, Bob, Danny, Ricky, Michael, Ruth

 

Lunch

Sharon – chicken pasta salad, dessert

Ruth – ribs, rice, Chinese chicken salad

 

Dept of Water

We were informed that we are on the agenda for the October meeting. 

 

 

No

workday this Saturday, 10/12/13.  However, the team will be “giving backand helping out at another construction project on Saturday.  Contact Shawn for more information. 

And, if you have any spare time during the next 2 weeks, the bathrooms can be cleaned, now that all the construction work is finished there.

Building Lives Update - Week of September 29, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

God is good, all the time.  All the time, God is good.  Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support.   Here are some updates on the work accomplished this week; an update on the Dept of Water approval; and a thank you note from Will Hickman.  God bless!

 

Activities

Bathroom mirrors (5) hung – thanks Ricky

Fire safety system finished

Remaining pendant lights in sanctuary hung – thanks Shawn, Michael, others

Ginger plants trimmed – thanks Jenni

Hanging hedges lopped – thanks Ruth and Bob

Remaining urinal hung & connected – thanks Michael & ReadyMan Services (635-7113)

Kitchen re-painting

Two railings at the front stairway entrance were hung by Tim Pembrook

 

 

Lunch

Jenni – corn flake chicken, sushi rice, banana cobbler

Setsuko – honey glazed chicken, corn

 

 

Hung Up at the Dept of Water

We were not on the September monthly board meeting agenda.  We hope to be on the October agenda. 

The Board still needs to approve our agreements namely, COWF (conveyance of water facility) and GOE (grant of easement).  When these document are approved by the Department of Water (DOW), we will need to wait to receive a Certification of Completion (COC) from the DOW.  We will not be able to do anything until we receive the COC.  Upon receiving the COC, only then can we come in and apply for your water meter.  After that, then we proceed with the flush, test and final connect.  Hopefully this can be accomplished by mid-November

 

 

Hanging on to God our Lord is Christ’s servant Will Hickman.  We’d like to share with his thank you note and may you be blessed as we were.

To our friends at Koloa Missionary Church,

I’ve been wanting to write you for some time to thank you for your hospitality and for welcoming our family into your church family while we were in Kauai on vacation.  Totally unexpected, we even received a farewell send-off with a basket of Hawaiian gifts that we are still enjoying.

Before we came to Hawaii, I was looking for a place where we could go to church, and for a place where we could volunteer while we were on Kauai.  It’s amazing how God works.  You had recently put up your website.  I found it within minutes, and not only did we find a place to go to church you had a building project in process where we could put our talents to use.

God bless you in the new building.  We will be praying for you, and look forward to seeing you again and worshipping with you on our next visit to Kauai.

Yours,

Will, Jennifer, Emma, Sarah, & Will Hickman

Building Lives Update - Week of September 23, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

1.       Thank you all of your prayers regarding the Dept of Water meeting.  We have not received any news or feedback.  As soon as we do, I’ll forward the information to all.

2.       Thank  you to all of the folks that came out to help cut the hedges this past Saturday which included Pastor Niles, Matt, Michael, Danny, Bob, Greg, Greg’s friend who was celebrating his birthday, Hayward, Dominic, Jamie and Ruth.  Thanks also to Elise and Kristin for pulling weeds and trimming the herbs in the planter.  And thanks to Laurie, Katherine T, and Hanayo for providing a great lunch of orange chicken, stir fry chicken and vegetables, fried rice, brownies, chili dogs and sandwiches.  Yummy!

3.       Mahalo to Tom & Kathy Ratzliff, Ricky, Gary, and others for continuing the work during the past week, in the kitchen repainting project.

4.       Thank you the Lansdell’s (Rob, Chris & Kai) for helping to take care of our “lawn” which got its first haircut.  They also helped to kill weeds and seeds.

BUILDING LIVES PRAYER REQUESTS

1.       Please pray for our project with regards to the monthly board meeting of the Dept of Water, tomorrow (Thursday), 9/19/13, 10 a.m.   We understand but are not certain that we are on the agenda.  It is hoped that we are and that we will be approved for our water meter and after which the final tasks in flushing the pipes, and connecting the water to the fire sprinkler system within the church can all be completed soon.   This is one of the remaining elements that are required before we can obtain our certificate of occupancy.

2.       Please join us on Saturday (9/21) as we plan to cut the hedges.  A couple of chain saws, ladders and trucks would be helpful.

 

Building Lives Update - Week of September 16, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support.  Praise the Lord for His continued goodness.  Welcome Dudley & Charlotte Warner and mahalo for volunteering.  Mahalo Michael for keeping our website www.koloamc.org updated and keeping alive our monthly prayer meetings.

Fri 9/13

Ricky, Pastor Matt, Gary - Hung bathroom lights

Sat 9/14

Kitchen re-painting

Danny (prepped)

Michael Depoe

Dudley Warner

Tested fire alarms

Greg Saguid

Shawn

Kenny

Danny

Bookkeeping

Laurie

Vacuumed offices

Dana

Mei

Lunch

Mrs. Kubota - Sandwiches, kim-chee

Ricky - Grilled shrimp

Dana - Teri chicken, fried rice, pineapple, strawberry shortcake

Building Lives Update - Week of September 8, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support.  We’re striving to obtain occupancy approval by next month.  And we are confident that we will be celebrating this year’s Christmas in our new church.  If you will recall, we held our last service in the former sanctuary on 1/2/11 before we began dismantling and “deconstruction”.  It’s been a long, but blessed three years.

Over the last 3 Saturdays, more electrical work was accomplished including installing some sanctuary spot lights, track light, and stage floor media outlets.  On the prior 2 Saturdays, more work was done with regards to finishing up the bathroom partitions and grab bars.  Shawn also connected the tankless hot water heater.  And lots of weeds were pulled and more plants planted.  Mahalo to all of our faithful helpers:  Les, Shawn, Matt, Michael, Ricky, Greg, Bob, Danny, Hayward, Ruth, Rob, Chris, Elise, Mya, Kenny and others.

Mahalo Laurie, Setsuko, Laura Bulgrien, Bernice, Ruth, Rob, Jenni, Jan, and Sharon for the delicious lunches over the last 3 weekends which included sandwiches, spaghetti, shoyu chicken, chicken pasta casserole, SPAM musubi, salads, mango cheesecake, jello cheesecake, cake, cookies, and more.

Announcement:  This Sunday, 9/15/13, at 5 p.m. is our next monthly “Building Lives” prayer meeting.

To Do’s and some status updates:  Asterisked (*) items are those required for occupancy

 

-          Pray

-          *Install hand rails (front stairs, kitchen stairs, ramp).  Also install railing for bottom of apt stair case   STATUS:  materials are on island and are in the process of being fabricated.  Pray for Tim.

-          *Connect water meter; flush pipe, test, and connect to fire sprinkler system – (Kauai County & Kauai Fire Protection)  STATUS:  we have been informed that we are on the agenda of the Dept of Water (DOW) September board meeting.  The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 9/19/13, at 10 a.m.  Subsequently, we hope to have our remaining water meter by October.

-          *Finish installing the fire safety equipment  STATUS:  most of the equipment is in.

-          *Install urinals (2)   STATUS:  one of the urinal units is up but not fully piped.  Ryan Kimball of Readyman Services continues to provide the help needed

-          Install bathroom grab bars, toilet paper dispensers, etc.  STATUS:  grab bars are in.

-          Install sanctuary lights(2 more)

-          Purchase and install ceiling fans for sanctuary

Other to do’s:

-          Weed control

-          Flooring for Fellowship Hall; 2 classrooms

-          Parking lot and driveway

-          Install mirrors & paper towel dispensers in bathrooms

-          Build “Historical” display

-          Repaint kitchen

-          Prep grounds for children’s play area

Building Lives Update - Week of August 17, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support.  We’re striving to obtain occupancy approval by this month.

Will installed all but two of the sanctuary lights!!!  They look great!  A six foot scaffold and a seven foot volunteer make beautiful music together.   Emma did a great job cleaning up after her dad.  Michael, Ricky, and Shawn installed the last urinal stalls and three grab bars for the handicap stalls.  Danny installed the covers on the electrical outlets in the floor of the stage.  He also started to gather the audio cable and floor boxes in the sanctuary, and cut an access door under the stage closet audio connection panel.  Les, Michael, and Greg put up baseboards in the conference room and the apartment.  Michael, Elise, and Cecilia caulked baseboard.  Elise and Cecilia weeded and maintained the planter.  Bob weeded outside.  Kenny & Mya cheered the workers on.

During the week:  mahalo to Les for installing the conference room flooring and prep-ping for Saturday

Mahalo Jan, Hanayo and Katherine for the yummy lunch.

To Do’s:  (*) – required for occupancy

-          Pray

-          *Install hand rails (front stairs, kitchen stairs, ramp) and railing for bottom of apt stair case

-          *Connect water meter; flush pipe, test, and connect to fire sprinkler system – (Kauai County & Kauai Fire Protection)

-          *Finish installing the fire safety equipment

-          *Install urinals (2)

-          Install bathroom grab bars, toilet paper dispensers, etc.

-          Install sanctuary lights(2 more)

-          Purchase and install ceiling fans for sanctuary

 

Other to do’s:

-          Weed control

-          Stain door pieces added on(2nd coat)

Building Lives Update - Week of August 10, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

 

Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support.  We’re striving to obtain occupancy approval by this month.

We welcome two new volunteers today:  Will Hickman and daughter Emma.  Will helped to install the 2 ceiling fans.  Mahalo to Dennis for working on the sound system system.  Mahalo to Michael for sealing the kitchen floor grout & tile.  Mahalo to Matt for weed-whacking.  Mahalo to Cecelia for tidying up.  Mahalo to Dana for putting the 1st coat stain on the door patches.  And mahalo to Bob, Chris, Rob and Ruth for working on weeds and putting in new foliage.

During the week:  mahalo to Les for connecting the kitchen floor sinks.  Mahalo to Danny for putting in the fire extinguisher boxes.

Today’s lunch was yummy.   Mahalo Dana & Janice for the kalua pork, chicken, rice, salad, fruit salad and cookies.

 

To Do’s:  (*) – required for occupancy

-          Pray

-          *Install hand rails (front stairs, kitchen stairs, ramp) and railing for bottom of apt stair case

-          *Connect water meter; flush pipe, test, and connect to fire sprinkler system – (Kauai County & Kauai Fire Protection)

-          *Finish installing the fire safety equipment

-          *Install urinals (2)

-          Install men’s bathroom partition

-          Install bathroom grab bars, toilet paper dispensers, etc.

-          Finish apt kitchen cabinetry

-          Install sanctuary lights

-          Finish installing floor in conference room

Other to do’s:

-          Weed control

-          Stain door pieces added on(2nd coat)

Building Lives Update - Week of August 3, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support.  We’re striving to obtain occupancy approval by this month.

 Michael, who prior to lunchtime, cleaned the gutters  and cut the grout around the kitchen floor sinks.  Then he & John raised the sinks the required 1-inch.  John also added on the handrails.  Matt flipped the screens and worked with Ricky & Shawn on the partition in the men’s bathroom.  Cecelia cleaned the planter.   Leonard, Rob & Bob dug up weeds from the front lawn.   Danny worked on the projector brace & laid out the locations of the fire extinguisher boxes.   Shawn did other important stuff.  Ruth did other non-important stuff. 

 

For the lunch on 8/3/13, mahalo Ruth, Cecelia, and Sharon for the chicken, teri steak, rice, salad, somen salad, and ice cream bars.

Building Lives Update - Week of August 1, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support.  We’re striving to obtain occupancy approval by this month.

Mahalo to Les for finishing the plumbing items in the upstairs apartment kitchen and bathroom; and the bathroom sinks.  Mahalo to Michael D for labeling the light switches.  Mahalo to Shawn for installing the fire safety equipment including alarm pulls and alarm bells.   They work (very loudly)!  Mahalo to Gary for continuing the work on the fans.  Mahalo to the other support volunteers including Kenny Reese, Ruth, Bob, and Danny. 

We extend a special mahalo to the entire gang of Kauai Mission Project 2013 who helped clean up the church grounds on 7/17/13 under the leadership of David Tamaoka of Grace Fellowship Hawaii and locally Ernie Johnston.

For the lunches these past two Saturdays (7/20 and 7/27), mahalo to Hanayo (pasta, chips, breadsticks), Jan (shoyu chicken, rice), Katherine (sandwiches), Laurie (greens, fruit salad, garlic bread), Setsuko (SPAM musubi, corn), Jenni (pasta salad, BLTT), Rob & Chris (Lasagne), and Dana’s leftovers (brownies, cheesecake, egg sandwiches).  Ymm! Ymm! Good!

 

To Do’s:  (*) – required for occupancy

-          Pray

-          Cut the grout around kitchen 3 floor sinks.  Lift sinks, add tile, re-grout.

-          * Install the kitchen sinks

-          *Install railings (front stairs, apt stairs, kitchen stairs)

-          *Connect water meter; flush pipe, test, and connect to fire sprinkler system – (County & Kauai Fire Protection)

-          Install men’s bathroom partitions

-          Install bathroom grab bars, toilet paper dispensers, etc.

-          Install sanctuary lights

-          Finish installing floor in conference room

-          Finish installing fan in conference room

 

Other to do’s:

-          Pull weeds

-          Clean gutters

-          Stain door pieces added on

-          Flip the window screens right side up

Building Lives Update - Week of July 14, 2013

Mahalo to John Jenkins and Michael Depoe working this Saturday, finishing up the grout work in the kitchen.  Mahalo Gary for installing the office fans.  Mahalo Dana, Janice and Bernice for lunch.

 

To Do’s:

-          Install fire alarms & pulls

-          Install railings (front stairs, apt stairs, kitchen stairs)

-          Install faucets in bathroom, apt bathroom sinks

-          Finish apt kitchen cabinetry

-          Cut the grout around kitchen 3 floor sinks.  Lift sinks, add tile, re-grout.

-          Install men’s bathroom partitions

-          Install bathroom grab bars, toilet paper dispensers, etc.

Building Lives Update - Week of July 7, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support.  We’re striving to obtain occupancy approval by this August (if not July, whoohoo!)

Over the last 2 workdays, mahalo to Cecelia (two times), Rob & Chris Lansdell, Laurie, Ruth, Sharon Morita, and Aileen for the lunches.


APARTMENT BATHROOM VANITY

Last week the plumber set the toilet in the upstairs bathroom.  Last Saturday Ricky set the vanity base, the baseboards, and the threshold.  We still need to set the vanity top and (purchase?) and install the faucet.

 

APARTMENT KITCHEN:

Cabinets modified and placed last Saturday.  Not yet finished.

 

KITCHEN

92% of grout finished.  1) Because we used regular tile, we need someone with skill and bravery to place a bead of grout along the top of the wall-mounted tile to form the water tight barrier.  2) There is some white residue on the floor that won't come off with dry or wet wipe.  John recommended a specific chemical, but HD sells grout haze remover. Need to obtain and clean floor.  3) While grouting the floor we grouted around the three porcelain floor sinks/drains.  The plumber left a note saying all three floor sink/drains needed to be moved ABOVE tile level.  That will require un-grouting around the edge.

 

WOMEN'S/MEN'S BATHROOM

Vanities are in!!!  John Jenkins and Sonny Taba came last week to inspect the situation.  Sonny milled the mounts in his shop and John came Friday morning to install and mount!!  Now we need to purchase faucets.  Toilet is set in men's bathroom.  Both urinals and fittings are ready to be installed.

 

CARPET:

Our carpet (2nd order) arrived last Saturday and is in process of being installed.  All pieces are cut and ready to be glued.

 

FINISH WORK:

Last Saturday Bob painted the quarter round for the flooring in the nursery and conference room.  He also painted the handrails for the front steps, back kitchen steps, and apartments steps.  Hardware for handrails has been purchased.  We need to check specific codes/regulations on handrails and install.

 

FIRE:

KFP has been here three times in the past week.  We’re uncertain of the status on the pipe.

Building Lives Update - Week of June 23, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support.  During the last workday, we had a new fab team which worked on grouting the kitchen floor.  Michael mixed our grout.  Matt, Al, Aston, Greg, and Dan worked on spreading the grout.  Cecelia, Dora, Ruth, and Elise worked on sponging the excess off. 

Unfortunately, the work was not completely finished, which means the volunteers will be working on it again this coming Saturday.   If that work gets finished in the morning, then we will try to work on installing the apartment kitchen cabinetry and/or building the legs for the bathroom double-sink vanities. 

Mahalo to Jenny, Jan, Setsuko and others for the ono lunch of shoyu chicken, roast beef, peach-apple cobbler, ice cream, rice.


TO-DO’s:

-          Finish grouting  the kitchen floor

-          Install the upstairs plumbing fixtures

-          Install the men’s bathroom toilet and urinals, the 2 water  heaters, the 2 floor sinks (seeking Ryan Kimball’s help)

-          Build counters for both men’s & women’s bathrooms

-          Install grab rails at each stairway

-          KFP to finish the final connection of the water pipes for the fire sprinkler system

-          Finish the flooring for the conference room, classrooms, and fellowship hall

-          Parking lot and driveway

-          Other nice to haves such as install ceiling fans

Prayer requests. 

-          Please pray for the Reese and Tabuchi ‘ohana as they are away on family vacations.  A special request is for Kenny Reese who is mentally struggling to adapt to the new environment.

Building Lives Update - Week of June 13, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families,

Pictures of ceiling fans, and bathroom/kitchen fixtures.

Building Lives Update - Week of June 7, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families,

Hope that you will enjoy these pictures.

 

P.S.  Mahalo to Bob, Fran & Verna for watering the plants.

Building Lives Update - Week of May 18, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

  • The tile work in the men’s bathroom continues.  Thanks Billy.
  • During the week, Les, Alan and Greg worked on installing the hard wood flooring in the upstairs apartment.
  • Fran continues to champion our clean-up efforts.

Today, Michael,  Jamie, Dom, Alan and the new Mrs. Kat Kalili helped to install the window screens.  Ruth & Bob cleaned up around Sunshine Hall.  And there was some painting done as well by Pastor Matt.  And we welcome back Jasmine!  She helped pull some weeds and install screens.  Oh, and we had a delicious lunch of pasta, salad, sandwiches, pizza and brownies, compliments of Fran, Hanayo and Katherine T.

ANNOUNCEMENT:

-          The monthly Building Lives Prayer meeting is scheduled for tomorrow (Sunday), 5 p.m.

-          Mahalo to all of the volunteers, food donors, and financial contributors.

-          Continue to pray for the project leadership team.

-          Praise the Lord daily for His continued blessings

Building Lives Update - Week of May 5, 2013


Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

More bathroom partitions and doors went up.

Stair railings finished and are beautiful.

 

Building Lives Update - Week of April 30, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

Unfortunately, we didn’t order enough carpet, but with the remaining pieces, most of the stage was covered.

One partition in the bathroom was installed.  PTL!

Check out the sanctuary.

P.S.  Mahalo Aaron for weed-whacking on Sunday.

Building Lives Update - April 25, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

The carpet is in process of being installed (glue down)

The toilets all flush!

 

Building Lives Update - April 23, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

The carpet arrived.  Thanks to all who came out to help.

The rest of the grout in the bathroom was put in.

The rest of the deck was cleaned.

The freezer was defrosted. 

The sanctuary floor is in process of continued preparation for the carpet.

Building Lives Update - April 20, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

With special hands and dedicated hearts, a lot was accomplished including:

-          1.  Interior and exterior lights are in (Eric, Shawn, Greg, others)

-          2.  Hard wood flooring added in the 3 offices (Les & Alan)

-          3.  1st bathroom tile work completed (Billy)

-          4.  2nd bathroom tile work started (Billy)

-          5.  New plants for the planter were put in (Arlene, Ed & Jan Terui)

-          6.  More base boards caulked (Leonard)

-          7.  Refrigerators cleaned out (Fran & Verna)

-          8.  Kitchen tile unloaded at the church (Alan)

 

  • Mahalo to our professionals:  Les of LTC Construction, John Jenkins of Jenkins Construction, Shawn.  Mahalo to Eric Kato, our electrician.
  •                 Mahalo to Billy F. for doing our tile work.
  •                 Mahalo to Arlene Santana-Carbonel of the Blue Orchid (Koloa) for donating the plants and making our planter beautiful.

We had a wonderful lunch today provided in part by Dana, Hanayo & Verna, and Katherine.  Jan Terui also provided an awesome dessert.

 

HELP WANTED  Our carpet will be delivered on Tuesday.  Extra help is needed on Tuesday, 4/23/13, to unload and carry it in to the church.

 

We give a special praise to God for the financial blessings that he bestowed upon us this month.   Over $8,000 in contributions were given by various families.  And the month is not over yet.

Building Lives Update - April 13, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

Thank you to everyone who came out last Saturday (4/6/13) and today (4/13/13), and all throughout the last 2 weeks.

With many hands and dedicated hearts, a lot was accomplished including:

-          1.  Chairs moved, window cleaning, floors cleaned

-          2.  Sanctuary floor prepped for carpeting

-          3.  Grading – rocks picked out and dirt sloped away

-          4.  Door locks & handles added

-          5.  Electrical – switches, sockets, light bulbs added

-          6.  Bathroom wall & floor tiling in progress

-          7.  Deck cleared

Mahalo to our professionals:  Les, John, Shawn.  Mahalo to Eric Kato, our electrician.

We welcome back Vince & Fran Jones.  We also welcome on site, Shawn’s dad.

Mahalo to some new volunteers:  Kathy Proctor, Joan Drottz, and Elyse Gebes – all friends of the Jones’; and Ed & Jan Terui.

Kitchen tile arrived & is ready for pick up.   Carpeting expected to arrive at Nawiliwili next week.

We’re hoping to pass our final electrical inspections in the next week or so.

 

Building Lives Update - April 5, 2013 

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

Some preparations have already started.

As a reminder:  we need lots of help with the following:

  1. cleaning/clearing out the sanctuary (move chairs & other stuff, clean   windows, clean floors) in preparation for carpet installation
  2.  grading - need several men to pick out the rocks from the dirt piles, then grade the dirt to slope away from the building.
  3. flooring installation in the upstairs apartment (flooring for bath and kitchen will be purchased next week)

 

Building Lives Update - April 4, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

We are pushing to complete the construction as much as possible and especially to the extent of completing the minimum requirements to obtain final inspection and the certificate of occupancy within the next month or so.  We are very close. 

For Saturday (and all the days to come), we need lots of help with the following:

  1. cleaning/clearing out the sanctuary (move chairs & other stuff, clean windows, clean floors) in preparation for carpet installation
  2. grading - need several men to pick out the rocks from the dirt piles, then grade the dirt to slope away from the building.
  3. flooring installation in the upstairs apartment (flooring for bath and kitchen will be purchased next week)

If you have not been out to help before, now would be a great time to do so.

It is also noted that we are nearing the end of our funds.   While we still have money in our checking account, we do not have enough for all the flooring, all the lights, all the appliances, all the cabinets, all the media components, any landscaping, and the parking lot.   We believe that there is just enough to get us to the minimum completion point.

Please join us in our quest to finish.

Thank you!

Building Lives Update - Week of March 29, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families
 
We continue to praise the Lord for His goodness.  The tile work in the bathroom has started.   More electrical work was done.  Les is  looking to fill in the planter with other flora and fauna (e.g.
 
May you and your family have a happy Easter.  It is a wondrous and blessed thing that we serve a risen and living Savior.
 

Building Lives Update - Week of March 23, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

In the last week, more was accomplished!

-          More caulking and painting

-          Baseboards tacked on

-          Railings being primed and painted

-          Doors some stained

-          Jams primed & painted

-          Puakenikeni tree planted

-          Floors swept & cleaned

Upcoming in 3-5 weeks:

-          Tile work

-          Carpet work

-          Plumbing Fixtures

Mahalo to the steadies:  Les, Ron Bailey, Michael Depoe, Mahoe’s and others.   And, again, what a huge blessing the REACH Ohana has been.   They’ve come out 5 Sundays in a row now, and helped us with so much work.

Thanks to the lunch ladies including Cecelia, Laurie & Setsuko.

Please continue to keep this project in your prayers and that  we may be completed soon.  Thank you!

Building Lives Update - Week of March 14, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families,

The doors arrived and they’re beautiful.   Mahalo to everyone who came out today including:  Les, John, Alan, Ron, Pat & Lloyd and others.

Work continues tomorrow.

And on Saturday, we will be doing the concrete pour for the bathrooms, kitchen, planter seat, and front stairs and walkway.

Please continue to keep the project and the workers in your prayers.

Building Lives Update - Week of March 10, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

Don’t blink, or you might miss something new.

In the last weeks, so much has been accomplished!

-          Trenching to the water main across Poipu Rd was complete

-          The cesspool was inspected and then filled in

-          Driveway and parking area cleared and leveled (but now muddy)

-          Stage step was built

-          A beautiful finished top was added to the stage ramp

-          Installation of electrical sockets started

-          Some light fixtures have gone in

-          Some light bulbs have gone in

-          Base boards were fitted and cut

-          Railings finished

-          Railing for the stairs to the apartment started

-          Bathtub for apartment installed

-          Kitchen floor forms put in

-          Front steps forms started

-          More caulking and painting

-          Prep work around the planter continued

-          More battens and other finishes to the exterior added

We welcome Lloyd and Pat Arashiro back to the islands from Indiana and we thank them for the service.  Mahalo also to the Reese’s, Saguids, and others who are helping with housing and meals.

Mahalo to the steadies:  Les, Gary, Alan, Greg, Ernie, Ricky, Ron Bailey, Jay Fernandez, Matt, Michael, Bob, Dana & Shawn, and so many others.

A super mahalo to REACH Ohana for coming out on multiple Sundays to  help.

Thanks to the lunch ladies including Janice, Bernice, Ruth and for the best-est yellow cake with chocolate frosting … Ashleigh.

And above all, we pause to thank God for who He is and for His love for us.

Building Lives Update - February 28, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

The painting of the ceiling and the interior walls is finished.  Mahalo to Byron and others.

The railing is up.  Mahalo to Gus for painting all the wood for the pickets.  Mahalo to Les, and Alan & Bob for building the railing.

The forms for the concrete floors in the bathroom were put in.  Mahalo Shawn.

If you are available during the week to help paint, prime, caulk, please come out and help.  Contact Les, 482-0775.

Workday on Saturday as usual.  Lots of work to do.

Sunday, the REACH team will be helping again.  What a blessing they have been.  Thank you Lord Jesus!

According to Pradeep of Hawaii Pacific Trenchless:

DOW has scheduled the shutdown for tonight.  If everything goes well, we will tie-in tonight and hopefully start backfilling and cleaning up next week Monday.

Building Lives Update - February 24, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

On Sunday, the REACH family worshiped on site and then serviced our project with loving hands and hearts.  Lots of work was accomplished as you can see from the pictures including more painting, caulking, installing some trim for the recessed lights cans, and other work.  Mahalo Clayton & Jerry for your ministry.

Mahalo Les for being available to lead the work crew.

The REACH team will be working again this coming Sunday.

 

Building Lives Update - February 23, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

On Saturday, more batten work was done – priming, painting, installing, and caulking.  Also more trim was added.

Mahalo Les, Shawn, Pastor Matt, Greg, Michael, Ron, Dana, Bob, Gabriel, Adam & Hannah, Leonard, Cecelia, Aaron, Ernest, Ruth, Laurie, and visitors:  Jamie, Dom, Mei, Elliott.

We ate:  rice, smokies, salad, fried noodles, shoyu chicken, orange chicken, pretzel bread, chocolate cake, ice cream.

 

Building Lives Update - February 16, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

We are pau (finished!) with the texturing - many, many thanks to the former Aki crew for finishing this for us!!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who came on Saturday 2/16 to help including Ron Bailey, Ricky, Dora, Cecelia, Jay, Elise, Kristin, Michael Depoe, Greg Saguid, Aaron, Gabriel, Ernie, Warren, Daniel, Seth, Shawn and Dana.  Mahalo to Les, Russ, Jay and others who worked throughout the week to install the trim.  Thank you Katherine, Nan, Hanayo and Dana for another ono lunch:  sandwiches, pasta casserole, breadsticks, stew, fruit, salad, cake & cookies.

Some of the work that our volunteers did during the week included – 1) cleaning up after texturizing, 2) move, prime, and paint trim, 3) installing solar lights in the bathrooms, 4) cleaning Sunshine Hall and carport refrigerators, 5) installing lots and lots of trim.

Upcoming:

1.  Hawaii Pacific Trenchless for the next 2 weeks (delayed) will be working on connecting our system to the main water line which is on the other side of Poipu Rd.  There will be traffic interruption and water interruption...please pray that this gets completed on time and within budget!

2.  Installing trim.

3.  Installing the electrical sockets.

4.  Note:  Doors and bathroom partitions are on their way!

Please pray for the team leaders as they continue to make good decisions.

Building Lives Update - Week of February 14, 2013

 Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

Help is needed this Saturday in priming and painting the trim.   Please come if you can.

The trenching work has commenced.

Monthly prayer meeting this Sunday, 5 p.m

Building Lives Update - Week of February 10, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

Kung hee fat choy!

 

PTL!  The drywall taping and prep is done.   And mahalo to Les, Alan, Byron, and others who came out during the past week to paint.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who came out to help yesterday including Matt, Ricky, Cecelia, Michael, Gary, Ron, Pastor Niles, Bill, Jim, Nate, Al, Ruth, Seth, Elise, Ernest, Kristin, Warren, Daniel, Manu, Janice, Gabriel.  Mahalo also to our friends from Faith Christian Fellowship – Pastor Larry Matsuwaki and Billy Sarmento.

Some of the work that our volunteers did yesterday included – 1) removing the paper, tape and staples from the areas that are finished with the painting, 2) railings for the stairs in the back, 3) sweeping & cleaning windows, 4) taping the windows, 5) painting, and 6) dumping some rubbish.

Upcoming:

1.       Hawaii Pacific Trenchless for the next 2 weeks will be working on connecting our system to the main water line which is on the other side of Poipu Rd.  There will be traffic interruption and water interruption

2.       Priming & painting on the Fellowship Hall side of the facility

3.       Some work by our electrician, Eric Kato, on installing the electrical sockets

4.       Ordering of lights, fans, flooring, bathroom partitions, counters, plumbing fixtures.

a.        If you have any leads on these items, please contact us.

b.      Note:  doors are on their way

We beginning to see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.  We hope to also see green (finances) as we get to the end.   Many things can now begin to press forward (I mua) simultaneously. 

Please pray for the team leaders as they continue to make good decisions.

Happy Valentine’s Day – Feel free to contact The Blue Orchid for your flower orders.

Building Lives Update - Week of February 6, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

Work continues to progress with the drywall taping and prep, building the stairs & hand rails; and PAINTING!!!!.  Thank you to everyone who came out last Saturday and to those who have been coming out during the week days.

This Saturday, we are seeking help from as many people as possible to:

1.     Sweep floors, clean windows, and tape the windows on the Fellowship Hall side in prep for painting (bring masks if you have)

2.     Painting (bring rollers, brushes if you have some)

Building Lives Update - Week of February 1, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

Work continues to progress with the drywall taping and prep; spray texturing; and primer coating.  Thank you to everyone who came out last Saturday and to those who have been coming out during the week days.

We will be painting some of the smaller rooms tomorrow (Saturday).    The ceiling will be painted flat white “ceiling paint”.   The walls will be satin Opal Blue (white with a bluish tint).

Our puakenikeni tree is here!  While it may be great to place her in her planter home now, it might be too early for her.  So we will probably re-pot her for the time being.  Mahalo to Jo Amsterdam from Kalaheo for raising her for us.

Building Lives Update - Week of January 19, 2013

Aloha Koloa Missionary Church Friends & Families

Mahalo Father, Holy Spirit and Jesus for keeping, blessing and providing for the activities of the day.

Thank you to all of you who came out to help today, or to bring food, or to lift the project in prayer.   Concrete for the ramp and the kitchen sidewalk  was poured & finished.  Mahalo to the key masons Sean & Dawson.   Clean up (scrapping, sweeping, dusting, wiping) of the sanctuary side of the church and offices was completed.  Windows, walls and railing posts were covered up in preparation for the next steps of spray texturing and painting.  Thank you to those who donated newspaper.  And some additional clean up outside including moving scrap wood around was done.

We had approximately 39 men & 6 women volunteers; 14 visitors; 7 keiki, and 3 dogs.

Les Tabuchi, Shawn Reese, Bob Munson, Michael Depoe, Greg Saguid, Matt Metzger, John Jenkins, George Knox, Al Carbonel, Russell Bielak, Ricky Gampon, Dan Miyamoto, Seth Macomber, Ernie Johnston, Aaron Takiguchi, Jim Dire, Pastor Niles, Zach Siu, Toppy Miyashiro, Dawson Manville, Sean Hogue, Terry Sanders, Jeff Nagata, Benjamin Javier, Andrew Vea, Edwin Abalos, Manuel Agtarap, Redentor Badua, Michael Kato, Gary Hanada, Phil Anderson, Michael Jaimes, Roy Matsushima, Ricardo Banquel, Ryan Wong, William Sarmento, Larry Matsuwaki, Lloyd Agrade, Toki Rawlin, Ruth Kalili, Cecelia Mahoe, Dana Reese, Elise Macomber, Judy McLane, and Kat Rogers

Visitors: Jenni Saguid, Laurie Depoe, Jamie Metzger, Aileen Kageyama, Janice Chun, Charlotte Carvalho, Nan Sanekane, Rob, Chris & Kai Lansdell, Rachel Siu, Ulu Breen, Jim & Robert Fain.

Keiki:  Mei Depoe, Brett, Miya & Jacob Reese, Dom Metzger, Mya Macomber, Caleb Schoffstall.

K9:  Ipo, Jackson, Lelei

We had a wonderful lunch provided by many of the above and also Hanayo Sanekane and Ashleigh Carbonel.   We enjoyed:  Turkey Wraps (3 trays), Sweet rolls, Chili, Rice, Fruit salad, Rice, chicken drumetts, Lemon cake (2), Orange chicken, Chinese chicken salad, Portuguese Bean Soup, Pizza (2), taco dip & chips, Chicken Divan, Spaghetti.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

  • 1/20/13 – Monthly Prayer Meeting 5 pm
  • Next week:   Texturing (sanctuary half of the building) – contact Les, 482-0775
  • 1/26/13 – bathroom work and other small projects
  • 2/2/13 – Painters.  Painters needed.  Edgers needed.  Contact Les, 482-0775

Building Lives Update - Week of January 12, 2013

Aloha friends and families of the Koloa Missionary Church,

We had a wonderful workday today.  We did a lot of cleaning in preparation for the painting.   We also did a lot of prep work for the concrete pour of the ramp and stair landings.  And more work on the mudding and taping continued.

Mahalo Les, Shawn, Brett, Bob, Russell, Michael, Leonard & Cecelia, Ricky, Pastor Niles, Al, Aston, Ruth, Aaron, Rendall, and others.  We had a spaghetti & meatball lunch with lots of salads.  Mahalo to Bernice Kubota for the sandwiches, Cecelia, Janice, Michael, and Ruth for all the other menu items.

This coming Saturday, 1/19/13, please join us if you can.

We will be cleaning, vacuuming, wiping windows, and then taping paper to cover the windows all in preparation for texturing and painting

If you would like to donate any of the following, it would be greatly appreciated:    1-1/2 blue painters tape, newspaper, and roll of table paper or anything to cover the windows.

We will also be pouring concrete on Saturday, 1/19/13.  So you may need to park across or on the street.

Our next monthly prayer meeting is scheduled for Sunday, 1/20/13, 5 p.m.

Building Lives Update - Week of January 5, 2013


Aloha friends and families of the Koloa Missionary Church,

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!  Mahalo ke Akua for all His many blessings throughout the past year.  We look forward to His continued blessings in 2013.

The work on the drywall, pre-fill, taping, mudding, cleaning, and lots of other big little details continue.   It’s getting excitingly closer to the end, but yet there is still a lot of work to be done.  Thank  you to all the workers and lunch providers and to you our distant friends and supporters.

In preparation for interior painting, we hope that you can join us for a massive cleanup of windows and dust removal from the floors and deck in about 2 weeks.  We would like to have as many volunteers as possible.  We will probably need extra paper or newspaper to cover the windows.

And, our next monthly prayer meeting is scheduled for Sunday, 1/20/13, 5 p.m.

Building Lives Update - Week of December 22, 2012

We thank the Lord for the perseverance of Les and all of the hard working men and women, young and old, skilled and unskilled.  The target was to get all of the drywall hung by Christmas.  We came pretty close.  What is left to do is the kitchen, the stage, the sound booth, the bathrooms, and part of the ceiling in the breezeway.  As for the mudding and taping, we’ve only just begun

Mahalo to Les, Michael, Aaron, Shawn, Bob, Alan, others along with Lloyd and his work crew (Jonah Aki, Kaisen Agrade) who have been working throughout the week including Monday, Wednesday and today.

For the lunches this week, mahalo to Dana, Ruth, Janice and others.

We will be working tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday.  Please come and help if you are available.  Lunches are also welcome.  And continue to pray with us as we strive to finish the project.

Also, if  you would like to provide any financial support, please make checks payable to Koloa Missionary Church, and put “building fund” in the memo line.  The mailing address is PO Box 307, Koloa, HI 96756.

Building Lives Update - Week of December 22, 2012

Mahalo to Les, Michael, George, Aaron, Shawn, Lloyd, Rendall, Bob for the drywall installation work.  Thank you to the Ruth & Jennis for setting up and cleaning up after lunch.

For Saturday’s lunch, thank you to Jenni, Hanayo, Setsuko, Ruth, and Dana, for the corn chowder, corn bread, tuna sandwiches, SPAM musubi, corn & peas, sushi, veggie fried rice, poki, candy, mac nut cream pie

We will be working on

Monday, 12/24/12

.  Please come and help if you are available.

Building Lives Update - Week of December 15-16, 2012

Mahalo to Les, Michael, George, Dennis, Gary, Jim, Lloyd Agrade, Eddie Motilla, Rawlin Toki, Rendall Mirafuentes, Aaron, Alan, DJ Rego, Pastor Niles for the drywall installation work.  Thank you to the ladies & kids (Ruth, Dana, Brett, Miya, Jacob, Anna, Janice) for setting up and cleaning up after lunch and Cecelia for cleaning.

For Saturday’s lunch, thank you to Ruth, Dana, and Katherine for the Shoyu chicken, rice, veggie lasagna, watermelon, chicken salad sandwiches, cookies

Please continue to pray for builders, the building project, and the building of Lives

Building Lives Update - Week of December 14, 2012

Blessings to all of you during this Christmas season!

It’s been a busy December as the men continue with the massive drywall task.  The team has installed 400 sheets of drywall…pounding it and screwing it into the 18’ vaulted ceilings was quite a feat!  Praise the Lord for strong shoulders and backs!

The sanctuary, fellowship hall, classrooms, offices, and most of the upstairs apartment has been drywalled.  Another load of drywall was delivered today to finish the breezeway, bathrooms and other “small-kine” areas

Mahalo to all of the 200+ volunteers who have stepped out in faith over the past 2 years of the Building Lives construction phase

Week of 12/1 work crew:  Mahalo Les, Ira, Gary, Shawn, Ernie, George, Rendald, Michael, Niles, Rich, Aaron, Potato, Alan, and Bob.  Lunch:  spam musubi, corn bread, pork & beans, pineapple, lasagna, fruit salad, spinach salad, Portuguese bean soup, cookies, ratatouille, donuts and tofu salad.  Mahalo to chez Laurie, Sharon, Kat, Janice, Aileen and Dana.

Week of 12/8 work crew:  Special thanks to our brothers and sisters from Aloha Church for their kokua:  Jovimo Sante, Manuel Agtarap, Redentor Badua, Broyden Santiago, Roni Agpaoa, Junior Kaious, Villamer Galiza, Lloyd Agrade, and Jonah Alei.  Also, mahalo to Dennis, Ira, Les, Greg, Shawn, Ricky, Matt, Michael, Aaron, Seth.  Lunch:  Chicken, noodles, corn bread, brownies, soup, rice, pasta, salad.  Mahalo to Aloha Church chefs, Jenni, Jamie, and Cecilia.

 

Announcements:

1.  Drywall work continues…please pray for additional hands, especially for those who are skilled with drywall taping and mudding.

2. Trenching for the new water line across Poipu Road begins in January.  Due to the age and fragile nature of the County’s main water vein, there is a risk that tapping into it will be problematic and will increase the trenching costs.  The original estimate of $25K has already skyrocketed to $58K due to the special equipment required to tap into the old water vein.  Please pray that the trenching goes smoothly.

Thank you for your prayers!  Please visit our site at

www.koloamc.org

Building Lives Update - Week of November 25, 2012
HAPPY THANKSGIVING


Enclosed are pictures of the drywall work completed throughout the week on Wednesday (Janitor Closet) and in the sanctuary on Friday & Saturday, 11/23/12-11/24/12.completed.  We are using the genie lift and fortunately the floor is holding up under the heavy weight of the lift.

Mahalo to Les, Shawn, Gary, Pastor Matt, Gary, Greg, Clifton, Ira, George, Alan, Justin and Aaron for the drywall installation work.  Mahalo to Rendall & Michael for doing more taping & mudding.  Mahalo also to John Schoffstall, Miya, Brett & Jacob Reese for helping on Friday to cleanup. Thank you to the ladies for setting up and cleaning up after lunch.

For Friday’s lunch, thank you to Jan (Shoyu chicken, rice, stuffing), Dana (green beans, turkey, rolls) and leftovers (pumpkin pie, chips, salad).  For Saturday’s lunch, thank you to Cecelia (pizza), Jan (candy, chicken, stuffing, Italian sausage, mashed potatos), Jenni (chili, corn bread, seared furikake ahi, dessert), Jamie (cheddar mashed potatoes, fudge), Bernice (sandwiches), Setsuko (fish sticks, veggies), and Dana (veggie wraps, brownies, fruit salad)

Please continue to pray for builders, the building project, and the building of Lives.

 

Building Lives Update - Week of November 18, 2012 (Part I)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enclosed are some pictures of the work that was completed last week Saturday (11/10/12) in putting up the drywall in the double classroom; and the “man-size” gutter that was put in on Friday, 11/16/12.  For the gutter work, mahalo to Les, Mike and Greg.  And thank you Sharon for the sandwiches.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

-          Currently, we are planning to work on Friday, 11/23/12 (day after Thanksgiving) and Saturday, 11/24/12.  Contact Les, 482-0775

Building Lives Update - Week of November 18, 2012 (Part II)

1 Chronicles 16:34  Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.

Enclosed are pictures of the wiring work being done for the fire alarm system.  Mahalo to Shawn Reese & Gary Morita for their work on Friday and Saturday.  Also enclosed is a picture of pendant light that might be used in the sanctuary.

And mahalo to Fran for the chips, dip, and brownies for the workers for last Thursday.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

-          Check out the website at www.koloamc.org

Building Lives Update - Week of November 18, 2012 (Part III)

Please continue to pray for builders, the building project, and the building of Lives.

Enclosed are pictures of the drywall work completed on Saturday, 11/17/12.  The conference room was completed.  And the ceiling in the sanctuary was started.  While that was going on, the detailers worked on making sure the screws were flush, and other prep work.   Mahalo to Les, Shawn, Gary, Pastor Matt, Greg, Al, and Alan and Aaron for the drywall installation work.  Mahalo to Michael, Rendall, and Dana for the detail work.  Mahalo Ruth for sweeping.

Thanks to the Katherine Takayama for the sandwiches, Sharon for the tofu salad, Dana for the manicotti and watermelon, Kat Rogers for the butter mochi, and Ruth for the chicken, rice and Krispy Kreme donuts.

Building Lives Update - November 13, 2012

We continue to praise the Lord for His goodness.  Work on hanging the drywall continued for the second weekend, including Thursday, Friday and Saturday of last week.  Mahalo to Les, Greg, Aston, Alan, Pastor Matt, Dora, Leonard, Cecelia, George, Rendell, Gary, Shawn, Michael, Ricky, Al, Ruth, Dana, Miya, an Brett.  Some folks also worked on filling ‘oopsy’ holes.

Mahalo to John and Jay for continuing the finishing work on the deck.

Mahalo also to Fran & Sue, for spending time whisking the wood shavings away from the walls.  Thank you Dana for providing lunch on Friday.  Thank you Jenni, Fran & Sue, Jamie, Sharon, Janice and others for the food on Saturday.  The ham sandwiches were yummy!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

-          Workers will be on site this

Thursday, 11/15/12; Friday, 11/16/12; and Saturday, 11/17/12

.

-          If you are available to help, y’all come.  Contact Les, 482-0775.

-          If you can provide a small lunch such as sandwiches, on Thursday or Friday, please let Jan know.

-          Currently, we are also planning to work on Friday, 11/23/12 (day after Thanksgiving) and Saturday, 11/24/12 – next week.

Building Lives Update - November 4, 2012 (Part 1 of 3) 

Thank you for your prayers.  On Tuesday, We passed our Gas-Rough In inspection and our Electrical Final inspection.  On Friday, 11/2/12, we passed our Plumbing Misc inspection with exception.   Also on Friday, we got hot with electricity (to the meter).   Mahalo to Gary Morita, Shawn Reese, Les Tabuchi, Audie Bernardino for their key roles in completing these work efforts.  Mahalo to Eric Kato our electrician and Ryan Kimball our plumber

Our next inspection milestone will be our framing.  The timing on when we call for this inspection depends on when we are able to finish the wiring for the fire alarm pulls and strobe lights.  We are still in the requirements phase of the sub-project and then we will need to order, ship and then install.

Once we complete the framing inspection, then we can go full on with our drywall.

In the meantime, we started installing the wallboards in the Youth Pastor’s office, the office closets and the Secretary’s office.

Pray for the workers as they work on ladders, with equipment and fiberglass materials.

Building Lives Update - November 4, 2012 (Part 2 of 3)

We praise the Lord for His goodness in sharing His children again with us from Surfing the Nations (STN) headquartered out of Wahiawa Oahu.  If you will remember, they helped us last year on 10/29/11 and 11/2/11 as well.  We welcome back John and Kate who were interns last year and leaders this year.

The group along with KMC volunteers started off by carrying in 300 pieces of 4’x12’x5/8” drywall into the structure at different strategic locations.  Then the group moved on to trimming the hedges.  What used to take us almost an entire day, the group accomplished in less than an hour.  Then we took a break for lunch.  After lunch, other long-needed clean up jobs were completed along with the other half of the hedge.  The day ended with the group raising up prayers and song for our church building and family.  Mahalo to Ernest Johnston for being the liaison for the group and Pastor Matt & Les Tabuchi for coordinating the task list.

Among the gang of volunteers who gave so much of themselves yesterday, were individuals from Sweden, England, Australia, Bangladesh, and also from other US states such as California, Washington and Florida.  Mahalo to:  Katherine Relph, Frida Davidsson, Andy Keeffe, Leah Jefferson, John Mendonca, Joshua H, Anna Costa, Diana Fransson, Martin Myrberg, Milo Buck, Jonatan Bomberhult, Emily Schat, Frida Sandstrom, Matthew Revez, Mikaela Jonsson, Daniel Udell, Saxony Ifland, Abdulla Aziz, Venessa Rurk

Visit Surfing the Nations website at surfingthenations.com/

Building Lives Update - November 4, 2012 (Part 3 of 3)

And as usual, we had a wonderful lunch meal.   Mahalo to:

Sharon Morita – somen salad

Dana Reese – cookies, pineapple, watermelon and veggie wraps

    Fran Jones – fried chicken and chips

    Jamie Metzger – beef

Charlotte Carvalho – pepperoni pizza, and ham slices

Laurie Depoe – hamburger macaroni

Ruth – rice, shoyu chicken, grapes

Kauai Springs – 5 gal water bottles & dispenser

Aside from those listed above, we also thank the following volunteers and visitors:  Sue Baccari, Cecelia Mahoe, Jocelyn Slade, Dom Metzger, Brent, Jacob & Miya Reese, Nathan & Nothen, Dom Metzger, and others

And last but not least, we thank again our “man” power volunteers Les Tabuchi, Michael Depoe, Gary Morita, Matt Metzger, Ernest Johnston, Aston Carbonel, Aaron Takiguchi, Alan Kalili, Ricky Gampon, Leonard Mahoe

Announcements

:
1.      Visit the church website at  

http://www.koloamc.org/devotional/updates/

.  Mahalo Michael for his sharing his talents in this area.

2.      Contact Jan Miyamoto if you are interested in helping or contributing to the Saturday workday lunches.

3.      Workdays putting in the 22,800 sq ft of drywall continue.  We are looking at working on Fridays, Saturdays, and possibly Sunday afternoons.  Contact Les to confirm.  Extra ladders, masks, cutting tools, squares, kickers, etc. are wanted.

 

Building Lives Update - October 27, 2012

Mahalo to those who helped at the workday on 10/27/12.  Mahalo to Jan (kalua pig & cabbage) and Janice (salad) and others for the food.

There will be a workday this Saturday.   Joining us will be about 20 volunteers from Surfing the Nations, a corporation based out of Wahiawa.

Status

·         Electrical rough-in work 99% complete (not including fixtures)

·         Plumbing rough-in in work 98% complete (not including fixtures)

·         Media installation 95% - waiting on back ordered items

·         Up next:  concrete and drywa

Building Lives Update - October 20, 2012  

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to help with the workday on 10/20/12.  More work was done putting in finishing touches on the decking (Mahalo Jay!) and building the forms for the concrete ramp (mahalo Les, Mike, John, Greg, Aaron, Ernest, Aston, Alan).  Mahalo to Katherine T for the sandwiches and others who brought tofu salad and jello.

Building Lives Update - October 19, 2012


Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to help with today’s electrical work including Shawn, Gary, Pastors Niles & Matt, Ernie, Greg, Aaron, and John.  Thanks also to our electrician Eric Kato.

Building Lives Update - October 13, 2012

Thank you for your prayers for the work to get the live feeds of electrical, cable & phone connected to the church.  This was accomplished on Thursday, 10/11/12.  It was a very well coordinated effort with our work volunteers, the electrician, the electrical inspectors, KIUC, and Oceanic Time Warner (for cable & phone).

The meeting on Friday to discuss what God might have planned for the church stemming from the use of our commercial kitchen went well.

The workday on Saturday was also productive.  A lot of dirt was moved around and “tamped” in preparation for the sidewalk and the entry ramp-way.  Mahalo to Les for his expertise, labor of love and use of his equipment.  Mahalo also to:  Pastors Matt & Niles, Michael, Bob, Aaron, Greg, Aston, Alan, Ernest, Warren, Daniel & Manu.  And a big mahalo to our ladies for the food.  Cecelia, Jan, Jenni provided shoyu chicken, rice, lemon-orange chicken, salad, ambrosia dessert.

We praise the Lord for the opportunity to receive hard wood flooring from Kalihi Union Church on Oahu.  They will be replacing their gym floor and have offered us the wood for no cost.  We believe that we can use the flooring to cover much of the church and appreciate the cost savings.  Pray for God’s will and His timing.

Announcements

:
1.  Visit the church website at  

http://www.koloamc.org/devotional/updates/

.  Mahalo Michael for his sharing his talents in this area.

2.  Contact Jan Miyamoto if you are interested in helping or contributing to the Saturday workday lunches.

Building Lives Update - October 6, 2012 


Thank you to everyone who came out to help with the work on Saturday, 10/6/12.   More electrical work was finished, primarily in the upstairs apartment.  Thank you to Shawn & Pastor Matt.  Also thanks to Dana for additional documenting of the location of the sockets and covering them.

Les dug a trench to connect another water pipe to the kitchen and apartment.  Mahalo to Michael D, Sherwood, Aaron, Aston, Greg, and Ernest for helping Les.

Bob painted the second coats on the lanai posts fronting Poipu Road.  He also painted the stair forms earlier and he has been helping with watering and compacting the dirt in preparation for the concrete pour of the stairs and ramp.

Some additional work was done in preparing for the walkway ramp.

Lunch was delicious as usual.  The meal consisted of shoyu chicken, rice, teri chicken, seared ahi, fruit salad, fried noodles, cookies, and leftover cake.  Thank you to our chefs:  Ruth, Jenni, Dana, Laurie and someone else that was missed.  Mahalo Fred for catching the fish.

Traffic in and out of the church will be halted on Thursday, 10/11/12, due to the trenching and installing the electrical & cable conduit across the driveway from the main feed to the church. 

Pray

that all will go well with the work and the inspection.

A team will be meeting on Friday to discuss what God might have planned for the church stemming from the use of our commercial kitchen.

Announcements

:

1.      Workday this Saturday.
2.      Visit the church website at  http://www.koloamc.org/devotional/updates

Building Lives Update - September 28-29, 2012

Thank you to everyone who came out to help with the work on Friday, 9/28/12 and Saturday, 9/29/12.

Friday:

·Erik Kato, Gary, Shawn worked to complete the Sanctuary for drywall.  It’s ready except for the stage Audio/Video cables and boxes.  Dry-walling can start anytime on the Sanctuary side.
· Bob tamping and prepping the fill dirt on the ramp and front steps for forming, gravel, and concrete.

Saturday:
· John Jenkins worked on the landing stairs
· Bob painted all that needed painting, continued tamping ramp and stairs fill dirt

· Pastor Niles and Sherwood updated electrical circuit plans, put covers on boxes
· Gary, Pastor Matt, Michael Depoe, Aaron, Shawn put up fluorescent light frames in the Fellowship Hall ceiling

Announcements

:
1.      Workday next week Saturday.


2.      Visit the church website at  http://www.koloamc.org/devotional/updates/

 

Building Live Update - September 22, 2012


Thank you to everyone who came out to help with the work today Saturday, 9/22/12.  And also to those that provided food.  And to those who were in prayer.  Work on the concrete forms for the stair case leading in from Po’ipu Rd was completed.  Planning for the concrete ramp leading in from the parking lot was done.  Electrical rough-in with additional raceway forms continued.  Some deck finishing was accomplished.

Mahalo to all of today’s volunteers:  Les, MikeB, Michael D, Shawn, Greg, Gary, Pastor Matt, Jay, John J, Aaron, Jim Dire, Sherwood, Ernest, Ruth, Warren & Daniel.  We extend a hearty welcome – Bryson “potato” Sagucio.

Mahalo to the food donors:  Ruth (rice, shoyu chicken), Sharon (tofu salad), Janice (spinach salad), Setsuko (chicken niblets, peas & corn), Jenni (chili & corn bread), Dana (fruit salad, pineapple upside down cake).  Visitors:  Jamie & Dom, Laurie (financials)

Announcements

:

1.      Workday next week Saturday.

2.      Visit the church website at  

http://www.koloamc.org/devotional/updates/

3.      Mahalo to Verna & her crew for preparing the envelops for the newsletter

Believe it or not…one year ago, we just completed putting up the trusses.

Building Lives Update - September 15, 2012


Thank you to everyone who came out to help with the work at hand today Saturday, 9/15/12.  And also to those that provided food.  And to those who were in prayer.  The decking including the stairway is finished (except for the finer details).  PTL!  Insulation was put in the some walls and ceiling.  The forms for the hot water heater and outside mop sink was put in.

Mahalo to the gang from Kauai Christian Fellowship (KCF) who had the mind to work including many of their youth group, most of whom attend CKMS or Kauai High School.  Blessings on: Dan Booye, John Anderson (from Wisconsin), Alan Potter, Kalena (11

th), Maiton (8th), Kyler (8th), JR (8th), Frankie (10th), Hunter (9th), Micah (10th), Devin (10th), Isaac Silva, Tony Leair (youth Pastor), Alanna White, Koki Smith, Maddy (10th), Tiffany (11th), Kayla (11th

).  Visitors:  M/M Jim Fain.

Mahalo to all of the other volunteers:  Les, MikeB, Michael D, Shawn, Greg, Leonard, Gary, Pastor Matt, Jay, John J, Aaron, Bob, Jim Dire, Pastor Niles, Sherwood, Ruth, Alan.  Visitors: Manu, Warren, Daniel, Dom, Hank Sato, Sue.

Mahalo to the food donors:  Jan (shoyu chicken, rice, char siu fried noodles); Bernice (sandwiches, tomatoes, pickles); Yoshie Sato (sandwiches, salad); Cecelia & Ulu Breen (Chicken long rice, rice); Jamie (brownies); Dana (cupcake brownies, fruit salad); Sharon (somen salad); Ruth (spaghetti, grapes)

Announcements

:

1.      Monthly prayer meeting, Sunday (tomorrow), 9/16/12, 5 p.m.

2.      Workday next week Saturday.

3.      Visit the church website at  

http://www.koloamc.org/devotional/updates/

Bldg Lives Update - September 5

We’re almost finished with the deck installation.  We originally planned to work on the Labor Day holiday, but chose to holiday versus labor.  So, it will take another solid workday to finish the main decking work.  And another day to finish the finer work of the installation

In addition to the decking work, the electrical-cable-media team was hard at work on both Friday and Saturday, 8/31/12 & 9/1/12.  We also Praise the Lord (PTL!) for the donation of cable and media boxes donated by Mark Riley.  You can visit his website at markrileymusic.com

No workday on Saturday, 9/8/12, due to a special occasion.  Next workday, 9/15/12.

We thank all those involved in the other work that was accomplished throughout the last few weeks including the installation of the facia boards over the lanai entrance; the installation and painting of the gutters; painting the stair forms; removing sanctuary chairs from storage; purchasing & delivering of the 3-basin sink from Maui; and purchasing hardwood flooring (brand new discontinued product from HomeDepot) from Habitat for Humanity.

Mahalo:  Bob M., Mike B, John J., Dana, Mike & Verna Schoffstall, Ernest, Aaron, and others.

Schedule projection:

·         Deck – finish 9/15/12

·         Kitchen hood – August (delayed to unknown)

·         Framing for light fixtures – finished

·         Concrete ramp, bathroom, kitchen – August (delayed to end of September – beginning of October)

·         Insulation – September

·         Dry wall – October

·         Paint – December

·         Tile – January

·         Light fixtures – February

Announcements:
- Workday every Saturday (except 9/8/12).   Contact Jan Miyamoto if you are able to help with the lunch.

-  Please pray – we want to finish the project rapidly, and be able to stop paying rent to use the school’s facilities.
-  Please come and help.

Mahalo to:  Les, Michael D, Jay F, Greg, Mike B, John J, Aaron, Ernest, and Bob for the decking “man” power.

And for the ono lunch of salads, teri chicken, Mexican lasagna, muffins and ice cream cake, mahalo to Sharon, Cecelia, Michael, Ruth and Dana.  Yummy!

Bldg Lives Update - August 25

More work on the deck completed on Saturday.  Mahalo to Les, Mike, Ricky, Aaron, Greg, Bob, Sherwood, and Alan.  It was hot out there.  A lot of sweat and some blood was shed.

Mahalo to Greg for also helping to run the cable lines.  And to Adele for sweeping.

And for the ono lunch, mahalo to Jenni (chicken katsu), Adele (taco salad), Jan (rice & shoyu chicken), and Ruth (sandwiches, hot dogs, chili and grapes).

Mahalo also to those who came out earlier in the week including:  Bob, Gary, Leonard, Shawn, Greg and Mike.  More cleaning was done.  More electrical rough-in was done including running the Cat-5 data-phone lines.   And at some point, someone also installed the floor basins in the kitchen.

Up next:

-          2 more days of deck (Sep 1, and Sep 3)

-          No work day on Sep 8

-          Build forms for ramp (Sep 15, 22)

-          Pour concrete for ramp, bathroom floors, kitchen floor (target Sep 29)

Announcements:

-          Workday every Saturday (not 9/8).  Contact Jan Miyamoto if you are able to help with the lunch.

-          Looking for additional volunteers to help with everything

-          Please pray – we want to finish the project rapidly, and be able to stop paying rent to use the school’s facilities.

-          Please come and help.

Bldg Lives Update - August 20

More Decking of the Halls!!!

Mahalo to:  Les Tabuchi, Mike Beschen, Bob Munson, Ira, Bong, Michael Depoe, Ricky Gampon, Nate, Aaron Takiguchi, Jay Fernandez, Zac Sui, Jasmine Ikeda, Greg Saguid, Lance Matsumoto, Cecelia & Dora Mahoe and others I may have missed.  And mahalo to Gary Morita, for his continued work on the electrical rough in.

And for the ono lunch, mahalo to Janice, Cecelia, MJ, Jan, Dana, Jenni, and Jamie for the salads, pizza, ribs, rice, and noodles!   Yummy!

Up next:

The plan is to finish the decking in two weeks, pour the concrete, then dive into the dry-walling.

Announcements:

-  Workday every Saturday, including Labor Day weekend Saturday.   Contact Jan Miyamoto if you are able to help with the lunch.

-  Looking for additional volunteers to help install the media rough-in

-  Please pray – we want to finish the project rapidly, and be able to stop paying rent to use the school’s facilities.

- Please come and help.

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Bldg Lives Update - August 17

Deck the Halls!!!

Mahalo to:  Les Tabuchi, Mike Beschen, Bob Munson, Aaron Takiguchi, Alan Kalili, Kat Rogers, Kalama Reis and others I may have missed.

Announcements:

-  Workday every Saturday.  Contact Jan Miyamoto if you are able to help with the lunch.

-  Next prayer meeting, 8/19/12

- Planning is proceeding regarding commercial appliances for the main floor kitchen.

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Bldg Live Update - August 11

Work on the deck started. It’s looking good! More electrical work was done.

Announcements:

- Workday every Saturday. Contact Jan Miyamoto if you are able to help with the lunch.

- Next prayer meeting, 8/19/12

- Planning is proceeding regarding commercial appliances for the main floor kitchen.

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Bldg Lives Update - August 9

The Trex materials for the decking were delivered!

Announcements:

-          Workday this Saturday, and every Saturday.  Contact Jan Miyamoto if you are able to help with the lunch.

-          Next prayer meeting, 8/19/12

-          Planning is proceeding regarding commercial appliances for the main floor kitchen.

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Bldg Lives Update - August 5

The materials for the decking have arrived on Kaua`i and will be delivered to the church site on Wednesday, 8/8/12.  Some prep work will go on during the week in preparation for big strides on Saturday.  If you are able to help out during the week on Wed, Thu or Friday, please contact Les, 482-0775.

Announcements:

-          Workday this Saturday, and every Saturday.  Contact Jan Miyamoto if you are able to help with the lunch.

-          Next prayer meeting, 8/19/12

-          Planning is proceeding regarding commercial appliances for the main floor kitchen.

Schedule projection:

·         Deck – starting this week!

·         Kitchen hood – August

·         Framing for light fixtures – August

·         Concrete ramp, bathroom, kitchen – August

·         Insulation – September

·         Dry wall – October

·         Paint – December

·         Tile – January

·         Light fixtures – February

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Bldg Lives Update - August 2

 

Mahalo to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  And to all of you for your faithful prayers.

·         Yolanda from Portech Engineering reported today regarding the drawings for the connection to the water main on the other side of Po`ipu Rd:  I'm pleased to let you know we got the final approved construction drawings for Koloa Missionary Church. Attached is the approval letter from Dept. of Public Works.

·         Dana expressed praise as follows:   YEAH!!!!   We started this process a year ago (July 2011) with Portech.   Reminder (again) to self:  God's timing is perfect 🙂

The materials for the decking have arrived on Kaua`i and will be delivered to the church site on Wednesday, 8/8/12.

Announcements:

-          Workday this Saturday, and every Saturday.  Contact Jan Miyamoto if you are able to help with the lunch.

-          Next prayer meeting, 8/19/12

-          Planning is proceeding regarding commercial appliances for the main floor kitchen.

Schedule projection:

·         Deck – as soon as materials arrive

·         Kitchen hood – August

·         Framing for light fixtures – August

·         Concrete ramp, bathroom, kitchen – August

·         Insulation – September

·         Dry wall – October

·         Paint – December

·         Tile – January

·         Light fixtures – February

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