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The second floor of our new church

It’s been a long while since we posted pictures. The construction is coming along quickly. You’ll see the columns in the narthex — plus, there’s now a second floor! This enormous room will be used to help train women in the community who need work skills.

From the front door, looking through to the sanctuary.

From the front door, looking through to the sanctuary.

New columns. (This picture faces the small kitchen off the narthex. The sanctuary is to the left.)

New columns. (This picture faces the small kitchen off the narthex. The sanctuary is to the left.)

Yes, that's the second floor up there! Note the large steel beam.

Yes, that’s the second floor up there! Note the large steel beam.

Stairs!

Stairs!

The "great hall."

The “great hall.”

Windows. And a door to nowhere, right now.

Windows. And a door to nowhere, right now.

There's still a little more floor to put in up here.

There’s still a little more floor to put in up here.

More brick outside, ready to come in.

More brick outside, ready to come in.

One man's ceiling is another man's floor.

One man’s ceiling is another man’s floor.

The elevator shaft.

The elevator shaft.

The enormous water tank. (It doesn't look as big in the picture as it actually is.)

The enormous water tank. (It doesn’t look as big in the picture as it actually is.)

The view from below.

The view from below.

More new church building pictures

The goal is to get everything ready so the roof can go up in the month of April or May — before the rainy season. Here are some quick pictures taken today.

Future home of Lakeside Presbyterian Church. The main entrance is starting to look like a real entrance!

Future home of Lakeside Presbyterian Church. The main entrance is starting to look like a real entrance!

The north entrance and two accessible washrooms and a small kitchen off the narthex.

The north entrance and two accessible washrooms and a small kitchen off the narthex.

Narthex again.

Narthex again.

Looking from the sanctuary toward the narthex and offices.

Looking from the sanctuary toward the narthex and offices.

Walls.

Walls.

Boveda ceilings are starting to take shape.

Boveda ceilings are starting to take shape.

Ceiling, walls and window for the senior pastor's office.

Ceiling, walls and window for the senior pastor’s office.

Hallway between offices, looking toward what will be the courtyard.

Hallway between offices, looking toward what will be the courtyard.

Pretty boveda ceilings in the hallway.

Pretty boveda ceilings in the hallway.

From the courtyard looking at the current west wall (grey) and south wall (right).

From the courtyard looking at the current west wall (grey) and south wall (right).

The walls are going up.

The new church is really taking shape now. We have half walls almost all the way through the first phase of the building — the offices, narthex, sanctuary, library/conference room and large classroom.

Entrance. (The angled wall in front of you is the door to the sanctuary.)

Entrance. (The angled wall in front of you is the door to the sanctuary.)

Heading for the sanctuary.

Heading for the sanctuary.

Offices. The grey brick is foundation. The floor will be almost a meter higher than where we stand now.

Offices. The grey brick is foundation. The floor will be almost a meter higher than where we stand now.

Working in the rain.

Working in the rain.

That's not even close to all the bricks we'll need . . .

That’s not even close to all the bricks we’ll need . . .

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The squatting worker is in the middle of the large classroom we'll be using for the Institute.

The squatting worker is in the middle of the large classroom we’ll be using for the Institute.

I think these will be the restrooms.

I think these will be the restrooms.

Working on the next level of brick.

Working on the next level of brick.

The screening process.

The screening process.

The obligatory mascot photo.

The obligatory mascot photo.