We also cannot thank Tom Sturris of High Grade Concrete of Spring Lake, MI, enough. Three years ago, Tom offered to donate 50 cents for every bag of cement Shane bought from him to the charity of his choice—and we are blessed beyond measure that Shane chose New Life Outreach!
Before you look at the pictures, let me give you a description of what was done in just four weeks:
- The Church at Tierra y Libertad−The church was first built with a large vented roof in order to be more hurricane resistant. The church also had a cement auditorium area and, eventually, a cement platform. The wall area was purposely left open so there would be room for all of the missions and churches (mainly smaller in size) to meet in one place. This year, Shane and Pastor Carlos’ crew of faithful men were able to cement in the remaining ‘floor’ areas around the main auditorium. This was a lot of cement and a lot of work, but the results are amazing (and easier on everyone’s dress shoes).
- The Church at Valle del Cabo−Last year, Shane and company put an entirely new front on this small church and this year they were able to block up the side walls, giving greater security to the church property. They dug foundations for the two parallel side walls, blocked the walls up, and poured cement on the remaining parts of the floor, which were still dirt. This year’s work gave a significant boost to the usefulness of the church!
- Pastor Carlos’ house in Las Palmas−Pastor Carlos originally bought a partially built home with the intent of finishing it as his family of five lived in it. Last year, Shane and company were able to move them far beyond their building or financial ability; with Richard coming alongside for the finishing after the annual building frenzy. Janet (Pastor Carlos’ wife) was still in need of some material to use as a counter top in her kitchen and Shane just happened to want to start pouring colored cement countertops as part of his business in West Michigan. You’d have to ask Shane or Richard for the details, but Shane was pleased to bless her, as well as to be able to polish his skills in pouring cement counter tops.
Enjoy the pictures and please pray for the continued prospering of High Grade Concrete of Spring Lake, MI and Shane Crowley Masonry of Fremont, MI.