A Labor of Love

We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 1:3

Despite the usual celebration of the Labor Day Weekend with that last trip to the lake or seashore, the LORD blessed us with some twenty people on Saturday, September 3, for our continuing labor of love.  From New Hope Community Church in Ayer, Alex Siciliano put in a good day’s work.  A skilled tradesmen, Alex buckled down and did some more demolition, bringing us closer to the schematics of our design.  Our electrician, Dave Litalien, stopped by and was joined by his wife Maria to confirm some matters. Pete Cannavino, architect Pat Slattery and David Bodanza conferred on a number of issues concerning the future process on the project.

With most of the demolition done, we faced the reality of the rough plumbing challenge.
God sent us master plumber Zach Zufelt, who was joined by his daughter Zabrina. Zach and his family attend Horizon Christian Fellowship in Fitchburg. He owns and operates Royal Flush Plumbing and brought his workers, Dan Gilligan and Ray Fort, with him. Zach and company efficiently completed the demolition of the exisiting bathrooms and discussed plans for the progress of the plumbing portion of the project with David Bodanza. Pray for us, this is a big aspect of the project!

From Bread of Life Church in Westminster, we were also blessed by the expertise of Doug Marchant, who owns and operates Solid Rock Construction,  a drywall business. He was joined by his sons, Gabriel, Isaac, and Josiah, who built up a hefty appetite as they worked with their dad. Nurse Manager Paula Butler heralded lunch in the break room as she and her brother-in-law Johnny arrived with homemade sandwiches, lemonade and chips.  Pastor Lars Larson was on the scene wielding a powerful blow as he helped pull down some more walls. Dan Beauregard and David Bodanza were also on hand assisting. David spent alot of time making phone calls, lining up contractors for the following week, and was blessed by God’s providential care of the ministry through community connections.

Marissa Bodanza was our roving photographer for the day. Michael Bodanza and Dave Bradley put in more sweat equity and Gail Gardner made a good pot of coffee and cleaned another bathroom so that we could put it into temporary service as we are under construction.  We were just getting ready to wind down at 4:00 PM when we were visited by Marc Cappucci.  Marc attends Leominster Assembly of God church.  He and our Staff Nurse, Jessica DeFilippo, are planning to be married in November.  He was kind enough to store some of our items during our transition.  Among the items he delivered was our refrigerator. Praise God! Gail thought it was stored in our pod and thus inaccessible, but now we have a place to keep our much needed water cold.

We hope to be making good progress during the coming week. But please do not let that dissuade you “weekend warriors!” Please stop in at 515 Main Street on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 8:00 AM or thereafter and lend us a hand! We sure could use you.

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10