Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What's Going On... In Ebeye

here are some pictures of the work here in ebeye-

here is what the previous hall looked like.

you can see the tremendous amount of work that was involved with tearing down the previous hall and missionary home. the lower concrete pad is where the missionary home was. the concrete pad above it is the old kingdom hall floor.

once the old structures were demolished, we could begin working on the new kingdom hall. you can see in this picture that we had a lot of digging to do. what makes the job challenging is finding a place to put all the dirt. the worksite here in ebeye is pretty small and were putting a pretty big building in the space available.

after about a month of demolition and preparation, finally we put up the first of ten columns. these columns have over 30 vertical pieces of #8 steel and they are sitting on two giant 8x8 steel mats also with #8 steel bars .

here you can see how much work has been done in just the past month. last saturday we poured the base for our 4th and 5th column. do you see where the steel splays out from the columns on the picture to the right? that will be roof height of the kingdom hall. these columns have to go up one more floor because the new missionary home will be above the kingdom hall.

there is a lot of work ahead. everyone here is having a great time and we feel very privileged to be on an island with so many kind and generous people


  1. brent and donna comstockMarch 16, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Awesome job it must be so rewarding to have all the help from the local friends. wish we were with you guys. Donna and I miss you all very much!! who's the plumbing master now?

  2. Wow...a lot work to be done! But all of you are doing an amazing job. Looks awesome and I can't wait to see the final results :) Tell the friends we send them much love from here in Maryland!

  3. I think I saw you in the background when we skyped Chris and Gail. I'm sending you a virtual wave! I'm glad you guys found a project for the kids. Getting sand from the beach for you sounds like a perfect chore. Have you learned any of the language yet? Now that you've got dial-up without time limits, I'm looking forward to your upcoming creative entries!

  4. Since I don't really have any other way of getting in touch with you, I thought I would just comment and let you (and all of your followers) know that I woke up thinking about you this morning. It's hard to imagine you are all the way on a small island in the South Pacific and not a simple text away. But we hope you are doing well and will see you soon. Keep us filled in on the latest. All is well here. Just miss ya.

  5. Matt- sorry it's taken me a while to send word. I'm just now getting over my broken heart from you leaving. Btw- the falcons traded up and got Julio jones in the draft. Crazy! Everything looks great in the pics! Give me a call soon and tell me how to set up skype with you. (yes I am that dumb)

    By the way, have I told you about my axe body spray?


  6. Cool pictures,..Emmantata..Yokwe