The Garage

Last night was a night we had been expecting for a long time.  After months of planning, sweat, and anticipation, the Garage was revealed!  The Garage started as a roughed in three bay storage area and has ended up as a place we think is out of this world.  Jack Griffin, one great guy, gets so much of the credit.  There were many volunteers (Van, Bill, Alex, TJ, Dennis, Jeremy, David, Chris, Nathan, and Anthony to name a few).  Most all of our students helped to clean up at least once, if not three or four times.  My amazing wife not only put up with me devoting a lot of time to getting everything finished but also painted a super-cool text mural on the wall.  Eight months of work has come and gone.  Here are the pics...(You can click on them to make them bigger)

 A shot from the hangout area.

The other end of the hang out area towards the stage.

The flat screen and Wii.  Notice the cool mailboxes and text mural on the left.

The view from the stage.

A shot of the text mural.

The logo on the bar.

We left two of the existing bay doors in the garage. We insulated them and will be able to raise them when the weather permits.  This will allow us to move in and out and even move the party outside!

Two-thirds of the ceiling we left exposed and painted black.  You can see the projector, track lighting, and big screen in the wall.  By next week, the Wii should be able to switch between the TV and the projector with a switch (thanks Chris!)

As great as this place is, it has one purpose: point people to Jesus.  If we don't do that, it is worthless.  Yet if we use it as a tool to bring the Gospel, we will be who God has called us to be.  Soli Deo Gloria!

Posted by Jack | at 11:26 PM


andrewgrad said...

It looks AWESOME Jack! We can't wait to come down and see it in person!

Bridges said...

Simply awesome! I love it.

constrelec said...

If it got any better the kids won't leave.