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"...the house to be built for the Lord must be exceedingly magnificent, famous and glorious..."
I Chronicles 22:5


What began as rock turned to rubble by much sweat and manual labor became the Pavillion footing...
The driveway bank was built up solid to hold the coming weight.
The foundation floor was poured and dried and wait we did...
for years it seemed - tents went up and tents went down - chairs and tables too,
then finally in 2017 the construction began anew:

Many many thanks to our old friend Vern,
who's been a big part of all the new building's construction
since the very beginning, more than 5 years ago -
God bless him!

Isn't it just magnificent? and we're not even done yet!
Praise God for sheet rock, paint, and shades to come,
for continued safety for all our workers, and
for that great day in the future when we will finally
christen the pavillion and dedicate it for the glory and the service of God! Amen.

Well, here we are in April already:
A woman's work is never done - yes, here is a strong lady laboring for the Lord!
Praise God, the Weatherman has been very cooperative.
Been just waiting on this inspection and that inspection - you know how that goes.
We're into drywall and siding already - it's getting exciting!
Hopefully before our five-year anniversary in this miracle of a building project, August this year,
we'll be using this pavillion just as the good Lord has willed.
He has been faithful once again to protect this latest project, to keep the materials and workers
all safely doing what they're here for - thank You, Lord!
Come back again soon to see the rest of the story as it unfolds...

June Update: Thank God for Brother Lee Strickland's dedication and expertise,
as he tackles the scary job of painting the driveway side of the pavillion's wall.

September 3, 2017
Well, our 5th Anniversary has come and gone
without the final inspection,
but we are still patiently waiting on the Lord
for His perfect timing when we can
open our beautiful pavillion to the public
and celebrate with all who helped build it
with one big joyous Grand Opening Celebration!
Please come back again soon...

September 30, 2017
Praise God! This week the Fire Inspector says everything looks good.
Now we're just waiting for the Building Inspector to give the final inspection.
Everyone please pray our Pavillion pleases God and He will give us the final
stamp of approval for public use. May this building help bring many souls
into the Kingdom of our dear Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

October 15, 2017
Hallelujah! We are officially APPROVED FOR PUBLIC USE! Thank you one and all for
your patience and your prayers. You're all invited to our Thanksgiving Grand Opening!

November 23, 2017
Well, no one would have believed it would take this long to be able to have our Grand
Opening Celebration - but what better time than on Thanksgiving Day! And grand it was -
all thanks and praise to God our Savior for all He has done. May Puna Baptist Church
always honor and glorify Him in all we do!
A M E N !
p.s. Click here for Thanksgiving 2017 photos.

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last update December 3, 2017