Water, water, everywhere…. 

Water seems to be the talk of construction projects around the Community of the Cross in the past couple of weeks.  

The Log House 

Lots of rain has delayed work at the Log House.  

In order to expand the back porch, crews have been digging out the earth behind the Log House. 

Next would be the retaining walls to keep the mountain in place and to pour the foundation for the expanded addition 

But they have hit more water from below!  

March 26: More water is found under the ground where the footers for the expansion of the Log House will be laid. A Geo Tech firm is evaluating a solution.

A geo tech firm has been brought in to evaluate the situation and make recommendations about how to dry out the soil so we can move on. 

Pray this can be resolved quickly and without too much additional cost! 

The Prayer House 

The Prayer House site is waiting for work on the fire truck turn around and retaining walls.   

We are meeting with GRACE in the next couple of weeks to firm up numbers for the Prayer House build.  Once that happens, then they can get started on the foundations.  

March 2019: The chimney site and turn around.
March 2019: The expanding turn around for the fire truck. The Prayer House will be off to the left side beyond the yellow truck. The Prayer Chapel is behind the photographer.

The Front Gates 

Meanwhile, the City of Asheville has selected a contractor for the construction of a water line that will go across our property and out our front gates.  

This will provide a bypass for the current City waterline which is in the road outside out gates. Huge equipment and pipes started arriving this past week. 

March 2019: The Entrance to the Community of the Cross. The Stone Gates have been removed, trees cleared for the waterline to be buried along the river. Fresh plantings will be placed when work is finished, and new Stone Gates will be constructed.

Cooper Construction will be working around the entrance to the Community of the Cross during the next 2 months.

They will they continue laying the pipe just above our river and across our land to their property and on up to the reservoir.  

As they work, water to the Community of the Cross will be turned on and off at various times, which will disrupt the work in the office.  

Pray for patience for the staff as they work around water stoppages, big equipment on the land and all the noise and disturbances caused by having 3 projects going on at the same time. 

Pray also for us as we make decisions about windows, doors, siding, flooring, lighting and more, for the Log House. Every week there are decisions that need to be made so the builders can keep moving forward. 

Target completion dates for projects (pray these are met!) 

  • August 15, 2019 for the Log House 
  • January 1, 2020 for the Prayer House 
  • June 1, 2019 for the water pipe work at the entrance of the Community of the Cross.  (Work will continue 6 more months along the river)

And please pray for the financial resources needed for the Log House and the Prayer House! 

Thank you so much for your prayers .

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Photo Gallery Through March 31, 2019


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