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"For in Him we live and move and have our being."
Acts 17:28


NEW BUILDING TRANSFORMATION - THE INSIDE STORY

All praise, glory, honor and thanksgiving be unto God our Father, and unto our Lord Jesus Christ, and unto the Holy Spirit! Amen. After years of praying and planning the dream of a new building for Puna Baptist Church became a reality on August 1, 2012. God's plans and willing hands had made it so, and suddenly it was time to move! We had just four short days to prepare the new building for our first service on Sunday, August 5th. So many faithful workers helped that by Friday just about everything we needed for our first service in the new building had been moved.

Pastor's main prayer requests were for unity, protection, organization and wisdom, and we are all thanking and praising God for providing all of these in abundance. Men, women, and children of all ages came to help and everyone continued to be full of joy all week in spite of the laborious hours. There was not a single injury reported, and rooms full of furniture, appliances and piles of boxes were miraculously transformed into a functioning classroom, nursery, library, kitchen, lobby, and beautiful sanctuary by Saturday afternoon, August 4th. The new building had become Puna Baptist Church right down to the last detail: beautiful arrangements of flowers everywhere. It was truly an amazing outpouring of God's great Spirit working within us all!

"Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord." -Zechariah 4:6

The highlight of that moving week was, for me, on Saturday afternoon, when about twenty-five of us held hands in a big circle in our new kitchen and prayed over the lunch we were about to eat, and praised God, through Jesus Christ our Lord, for everything.


THE INSIDE STORY IN PICTURES

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The Move
The Move
Classroom
Classroom
Hall
Hall
Kitchen
Kitchen
Library
Library
Lobby
Lobby
Nursery
Nursery
Office - Still Under Construction
Office
Pastor's Office - Still Under Construction
Pastor's Office
New Sanctuary
Sanctuary Slideshow


THE MOVE, AUGUST 1, 2012 - AUGUST 4, 2012

Big Trucks Strong Arms Big Decisions Big Smiles Move Along Our People Are Puna Baptist Church Keep Moving Emptying the Old Sanctuary Moving the Altar Out With the Old Our Old Rugged Cross In With the New Securing the New Gate Last One Out Please Lock the Gate

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THE CLASSROOM TRANSFORMED

The Frame 6/24/11 8/06/11 Drywall 9/06/11 Doors 12/29/11 First Cleaning 2/18/12 Moving Day 8/01/12 Just Put Everything in the Classroom Ah, Some Storage Encountering God's Awesome Power From Storeroom To Classroom Saturday, August 4, 2012 - Ready!

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THE LONG HALL

 Just the Beginning 6/24/11 8/06/11 Light at the End of the Hall Ceilings 9/07/11 Walls 9/10/11 Doors, Floors, Lights 12/29/11

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THE KITCHEN

The Kitchen, 6/24/11 Pantry Frame, 8/06/11 Ceiling & Walls, 9/06/11 First Cleaning, 2/18/12 Stainless Steel Sinks & Drainboard Gifted Stove Moving Day, 8/01/12 Here Come the Appliances Looking Like a Kitchen Decisions, Decisions

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THE LIBRARY

8/06/11 Frame 2/18/12 Window Washers Supreme 8/01/12 The Move Begins Boxes and Boxes of Books Freshly Painted Shelves for the Books Books and Shelves Meet in the Library!

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THE LOBBY

2/18/12 The Beautiful Wood-Trimmed Entrance to the Sanctuary
Lobby Ceiling 12/29/11 Lobby Ceiling Lobby Ceiling 2/18/12 Just Noticed the Cross in the Lobby Exit to Lobby from Sanctuary Lighting and Seating Added Main Entrance into Lobby Lobby and Sanctuary Entrance Beautiful Floral Arrangements Added
Welcome to Our Lobby 8/04/12 Ready for 8/05/12 First Service

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THE NURSERY

Framing 8/06/11 Entrance from Sanctuary Framing - Hall Entrance 2/18/12 First Cleaning 8/01/12 Move Begins 8/04/12 Rush is on for First Service Tomorrow 8/04/12 Getting Organized All Our Kids Just Love the New Nursery Littlest Helper & Mom

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THE NEW PUNA BAPTIST CHURCH SANCTUARY

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