The first opportunity we had as a whole church to visit the building and give thanks to God came on Sunday 14th February. After the evening meeting, we transferred the people to the new building, all piling in, some seeing the inside of the building for the first time. We explored the territory and then met in the main hall to give thanks.
In the midst of all that, the police arrived. Alerted by the resident postmaster next door to unusual activity in the building, they arrived to find a different kind of break-in to anything they had expected! Once reassured that we were the rightful owners now (how good it was to be able to say that!), they departed and we were left then with the task of organising work the next day.
The task ahead is perhaps best captured in pictures, not words. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words! The two pictures above are of the community hall.