Building Committee Monthly Briefing on 19 August 2018

1.   Building Development Committee (BDC):

1.1  Promotion and Fundraising Team (PmT) of Building Committee is Launching the Summer Activities:

Encouraging brothers and sisters to always remember the needs of our church – When planning any vacations, trips, or parties, please always consider to set aside portion of your budget (ie. 10%) as additional offering to God.  Let’s this summer be our happy and very meaningful one!

On August 11th, Walkathon fundraising event was held at Garry Point Park with more than 70 brothers and sisters participating.  Up to this moment, the amount received has exceeded $10,000.

2.   Project Schedule Update:

2.1   Our Development Permit Application had been approved with some conditions at COR “Development Permit Panel” meeting on May 16th, 2018.  However, we are still waiting for the COR’s Legal Department to give us the “Land Title” description for our Lawyer to prepare the Legal Document for the Land.  Secondly, we are still preparing a “Letter of Credit” for on-site landscaping to COR for Security.  Upon the satisfaction of the above conditions, COR will issue the formal “Development Permit” to us.  Then, we can start the procedure to apply for Building Permit (BP).  At the time being, Project Team (PjT) is working with our Professionals to prepare Construction Drawings for BP Application, and set up interviews with potential General Contractor/Builder for this project.  If everything goes well, estimated completion is about 8 months after the issue of Building Permit (BP).

3.   Prayer Requests:

3.1    Let us all pray for the unity of our church;

3.2    Pray for church leaders , Building Development Committee (BDC) and the Professionals for this project, may God provide them with wisdom to carrying out this project;

3.3  Pray that COR’s Legal Department will give us the “Land Title” description for our Lawyer to prepare the Legal Document for the Land; Pray that God will prepare the “Letter of Credit” for on-site landscaping Security and issue the formal Development Permit shortly.

3.4    Pray for the City of Richmond (COR), for them to review and approve our building permit applications, as well as ongoing communication with COR staff.

3.5  Pray for God to prepare construction cost, pledge, main contractor and tradespersons for this project.