Like we do every six weeks, yesterday "the team of 12 experts" met to get an update on the project and see the way forward.
The expression "team of experts" might sound "funny" but the fact is that each one of us is a kind of "expert" in a particular field. Someone who has been leaving in St Lucia for more than 60 years have a lot of experience in weather, in what works or does not work in the area...
The meeting always starts at 2 pm at the building site. We go around each one of the buildings while Lenny Wilson (the project manager) updates us on what has been done, problems faced (or not!) and what should be done next. He also indicates what will have to be decided in the second part of the meeting so that we all get a "visual" idea of the matter.
The second part of the meeting was, this time, held at "Alfredo's" Restaurant being Alfredo part of the team.
We celebrated the good news of the progress of the "buy-a-brick" project. Mtubatuba parish plans to donate R 40.000 towards the project.
Details regarding the project can be found HERE
Decisions were made regarding floors (cottages, church and hall), tabernacle and benches in the church, door handles, keys... big things and small ones!
For many years, ashes of deceased relatives had been brought to our church in St Lucia. When designing the project we decided to have a niche wall attached to the new church. It is now ready as can be seen in the photograph above. While the ashes brought in the past will not be moved, their names will be part of the new wall.
We then agreed on the "opening day" when the new "St Lucia Retreat and Training Centre" will be opened and the new Church consecrated. This will be... announced soon!