Saturday, May 06, 2006

My Sunshine/Son shine Room

It is hard to believe that we have been using the room in the basement for a month now. March 28th to be exact we had our first meeting in the new room where the group from Eastside Foursquare Church was visiting us.

The room in the basement got its name from the color that we decided to paint it. Because of its location and the fact that the windows are quite small there isn’t much light. After much discussion it was decided to paint it 2 shades of yellow. To me it felt warm and inviting like the sun and then realized that it was going to be used for the “Son’s” purposes. Thus the Sun/Son shine room.

Thanks so much for your prayers and support during this project. There is also a special thank you to the Board of Friendship Ministries for providing the funds for the materials for what has already been done.

I would like to show you where we have come from, where we are and where we would like to go.

What needed to be done & where are we at now?
1. The 2 small rooms need to be cleaned and secured (locks etc.) so that the items stored in the large room can be move. – Completed February 22nd

Room 1: used for bikes & seldom/seasonal used items. Room 2: general storage.

2. The large room needs to be cleaned out and consolidated into the small rooms.
In the beginning it really seemed like an impossible task. – Completed February 22nd 3. The large room needs the following:
a. Flooring – Completed March 27th

b. Wall board and insulation (sound proofing) – Completed March 18th
Due to the type of construction Styrofoam was used.

c. Sound proof door and locks – Due to cost a better door was purchased but not necessarily sound proof.

Still needed:
1. Secured door and locks for the storage room with bikes etc. Cost: $175 (must be custom made)

d. New windows – Installed April 3rd
e. Paint – Completed except for touch up after the windows were put in.
f. Tile for around the sink (we have a sink) – Not possible at this time as there is a problem with drainage.
g. Light fixtures – One was purchased but it is not possible to attach it to the ceiling with the sytrofoam insulation.
The Workers: h. Equipment Still Needed*:
i. Sound:
1. 2 Multi use speakers $500
2. Amplifier $650
3. 2 microphones & cables $130
ii. Projection: LCD projector to use for worship, showing films for outreach, etc. Cost $1000.
iii. Chairs: 10 + Chairs: Cost $150
*Note: All equipment will be inter-changed between this new location and the church in Zakopane as needed.

Currently: I have been transporting the overhead, overheads & chairs back and forth between the 2 locations, a couple of times a week.

If you would like to help with the costs of this project you may send your tax-deductible donations to Foursquare Missions International or Friendship Ministries, T.L. P.O. Box 8387, Kirkland, WA 98034 USA. PLEASE ATTACH A NOTE FOR THE NEW ROOM.


paul and lori said...

Hi Denise!

Sounds like your ministry is really moving forward. We were just searching around for foursquare missionaries and found you through Matt Messner's Blog! We had not heard anything about your ministry since we met at the WorldBase in Los Angeles in January 2005 and were very excited to stumble across your blog on the web.

We hope and pray that the funds will come in to complete your Son shine Room and that it will be used effectively for fellowship, worship and building into the family of Christ.

Every once in a while we point out other Foursquare missionaries or ministries on our site, The Vernon Journal, and are planning to put up a short article pointing to your site and ministry in Poland!

God Bless!

TravisM said...

Hi Denise,

That looks great, I can't wait to see it in person... I'll email you soon, the Polish courses at the Cracovia Academy don't line up with dates we can do... They either start to soon (july 31, we dont' arrive until aug 3/4) or end to early (ending aug 25, we leave on the 22)... I'll email you with a few other idea though and see what you think... Blessings,