Building News!


We hit it off with the sellers of the building and we invited them out for coffee as we were leaving the realtor’s office after the closing of the sale. We hadn’t known each other previously, but we are friends now! As our realtors were sorting through all the important legal documents, we were chatting away. (I think our realtor’s thought we were kind of unusual clients πŸ™‚ )
They had a family-run motorcycle shop until the dad of the family passed away a few years ago. They are very grateful that the building is going to be used for a good cause now and they want to come back and see it when it’s “done”.
Early Saturday morning we found this note on the front door of our new building. They had worked late into the night to clean all of their stuff out of the building and also left a welcome note for us.

A few men prayed and dedicated this building to the Lord, and we asked for God’s protection and blessing. Several testimonies were given about how we’ve already seen the Lord’s hand in so many ways. Then…the work began!

First, the guys had to go dumpster digging… πŸ™‚

The dumpster was an attraction to many, as you can see…

…but not to everybody.

Below are some pictures I snapped throughout the work day.




I never knew how much fun it was to “demolish” a building! We had a blast! It’s not every day that you get to go tear apart a building.

We took off all the paneling, carpeting, and tile, knocked out a wall, took out a huge counter, etc. The building seems like an overwhelming project in a way, but getting so much done the first day was an incredible start.

THANK YOU to everyone who gave up your Saturday to come help!!!!

9 thoughts on “Building News!

  1. Fun picture Grace! Oh yes, dumpsters are so much fun. πŸ™‚ I’m so thrilled for you all that the Lord has provided a building. I guess that’s another reason why I need to come down and visit. πŸ™‚

  2. Wow! Sounds fun and hard!
    By the way, my mom and I really liked what you did on St. Patriks Day. We are trying to find a parade so that we can do it too.
    Have a great day!!!!!!!

  3. Wow! It looks like you all got a lot accomplished! Wish we could have helped. Our prayers are with you!

    Matt. 7:24-25 “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.”

  4. Grace,
    Thank you for posting the pictures. Mom and I would have LOVED to have been there!
    What a blessing from God this building will be! You have such a godly family! I am so blessed to know you! πŸ™‚
    We are looking forward to see any of you the next time you are in our area!
    I REALLY do love your blog. Your blog really is God honoring!


  5. Wow,how fun that the Lord had provided your own building to use for you ministry! Also I see in the picture marked nickie-sarah-laura that Laura has a baby. Congratulations Laura!!!!

  6. Hi Hannah!
    Yes, Abigail Marie Sisson (Laura and Jim’s baby) was born on November 5th.
    She is an adorable baby, and currently the youngest girl in our Bright Lights group! πŸ™‚

  7. Mallys,
    Praise the Lord for His provision of the building!!! I rejoice with you and look forward with anticipation to all that He has in store for it in the days to come. You are in my prayers!

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