Final Update on the Caretaker’s Home
Thanks to the help of many, many volunteers, we passed our final inspection and received an occupancy permit for the Caretaker’s Home in October of 2016. Praise the Lord!
We would like to say a big “Thank You” to the groups from Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Cambridge Bible Church, Cleveland Park Bible Church, Detandt Family Ministries, and Lebanon Baptist Church, that gave of their time, energy, and resources this past year to help finish the project. We are also indebted to each of the local donors and craftsmen who donated their time and resources to make this dream a reality!
“For the LORD is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations.” -Psalm 100:5
Update on Caretaker’s Home: February 2016
The summer of 2015 brought a lot of progress on the Caretaker’s House. The majority of electrical, plumbing, framing and heating were completed. The windows were generously donated and are now installed. Once the snow melts it will be full steam ahead to be ready for the 4-way inspection. There are several work crews being lined up to do sheet rock, flooring, inside finish work, and siding outside. Lord-willing, the house will be completed by August of 2016.
What does the Caretaker’s House look like in winter?
Because of generous donors, the Lord has provided all the funding to finish the house!
Update on Caretaker’s Home: September 2014
We are so excited and praising the Lord for all the progress that has taken place on the Caretaker’s House this summer and fall. We are so grateful to Ray Bortz and the team of men he brought from Cornerstone Church in PA. They framed the house and put the trusses and sheeting on in one week!!! They would have put the roof on as well if they hadn’t been rained out!! The group picture is of them!! What a blessing!!!
Joe Baker finished the sheeting and put the tar paper on the roof, then he and the men of the Slavic Evangelical Church in SLC put the metal roof on in one day!
A few more busy days of building and the house will be ready for the winter.
Please be praying as $50,000 still needs to be raised to finish this project.
Update on Caretaker’s Home: August 2014
Thanks for praying for this special project. We are very excited as we see God putting the plans together for the Caretaker’s Home. As you can see from the photos we have had work groups here and the footings and concrete walls have been poured. We have styrofoam forms that we poured the concrete right into. This will make for great insulation for the basement walls. Our next step is to pour the basement floor and begin framing the main level.
We are so excited to tell you that God has provided through His people the $30,000 we needed to get the house closed in before winter. We are trusting Him to provide the other $50,000 we need to finish this project.
We have two work groups lined up this fall that should be able to finish the framing to the caretaker’s home.
The other cabin project we are working on right now is also coming along. We need to get the trusses up and it will be ready for the winter.
Update on Caretaker’s Home: May 2014
Sometimes God says, “Yes.” Sometimes, “No.” We’ve found that the hardest response to obey is, “Wait.” And when it comes to the Caretaker’s Home, the answer has been “Wait.” Yet, over the last year, God has faithfully cleared the way — He’s already provided people and seed money to kick start the project. Time and again God has conﬁrmed that He wants us to begin this long-anticipated project
The Plan: We hope to complete the foundation for this cozy 1000 sq ft cottage, whose basement and attic can later be ﬁnished to add living space, by June 1 and the framing/rooﬁng by October 1.
The Finances: Our General Contractor has estimated a total cost of $80,000. The Lord has already provided $14,000, which will cover permits, excavation, and the foundation. Yet, to complete the framing and rooﬁng by October, we will need at least another $30,000. This is an ambitious goal for sure. That’s where you come in.
The Teamwork: If you would like to contribute financially, you can do one of two things.
- Donate through our website – pbcutah.com. Simply click the “Donate” button on the right side of our home page.
- Give through sending money to Pioneer Bible Camp, PO Box 262, Kaysville, UT 84037. Be sure to indicate “Caretaker’s Home.” PBC is a 501(c)
- Organization – all donations are tax deductible.
We also love to partner with skilled contractors willing to donate their time and skills. If you would like to help that way, please contact Steve to schedule your visit. We love the ministry of Pioneer Bible Camp and can hardly wait to see how the Lord blesses this project. Thank you for your willingness to help.
Steve & Rhonda Ransom