Monday, 27 April, 2009
Digging into the archives
Libramont's building project as been around for a number of years. It's been my intention for a while to have a poke around in the archives and present some of its history. Today's material comes from May 2004 via a CD I knew just had to be somewhere in my collection.
We decided to try and raise some money. To this end we decided to put on a "Fancy Fair" in the grounds of the building. Our hope was that people from the community would at least want to come and see what we were up to. We did have a few visitors.
That week we had a team from a bible college in the UK. To my absolute shame I can't remember all of their names. The first picture is of two of the team doing some face painting. The willing "paintee" is my son Zachary who would have been about three and a half at the time.
This is Paul relaxing in the shade. He was the church treasurer at the time. Sadly he died in May 2006. When I first started preaching in French I would send my sermons to Paul and he would read through them and correct them. I learnt a lot from him. He was a good friend and is much missed.
Our bric-a-brac table. I think nearly everybody from the church contributed something.
From left to right: Roseline, her son François (sitting on the chair in the background) is on the building committee. Naomi, my wife. Monette, Paul's wife, holding a lampshade. I'm not sure whether she bought it or not. Finally, Dom, a member of the team who's name I haven't forgotten. He was the first person to have his face painted.
We didn't raise a huge amount but had a great day together. Some of the bric-a-brac left over from the fair was still being stored in the building right up until the works started. It's now living in Roseline's cellar until we decide what to do with it.
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