The old pavilion is no more! We have managed to save some posts, roof structure and fire place rocks. A camp supporter (Fred Schlabach) has taken some of the old building and is making art out of it to be sold at the auction. Beyond these items, the building is gone. You can see for yourself on the live pavicam: bethanybirches.org/paviprogress. Even better, you can watch the building coming down right here (below)! It was quite a site.
What was really awesome (besides the fireplace crushing through the roof as shown in the video below) were the 100 people who came to celebrate the old building and this milestone in Bethany Birches Camp history. Seriously – at least 70 people were put to work for a couple hours to empty the old building. It was awesome! Thanks to those of you who moved all the old stuff out.
Before you watch the video, allow me to ask for prayer (and money). We’re trying to sort out the budget right now. Each day the cost of the building changes as we make different decisions. The building plan is excellent and will benefit the camp greatly. As long as we can make it cost something close to the $1.4M we expected to pay. Pray for wisdom in decision making and speedy info collection. Pray for more money. We still have $400,000 to raise before the goal is met. More on all of this in the next post.
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