Last Saturday, as part of our overall Church Building Enhancement initiative, we piloted a drainage project to resolve the flooding issues we faced on our front lawn whenever it rained heavily. This was done in partnership with the wonderful folks from Epic Homes, who helped us spec out the project.
The pilot project comprises a French Drain and Dry Well, as a way to help drain away excess water on our lawn more effectively. A French drain is a trench filled with gravel or rock or containing a perforated pipe that redirects surface water and groundwater away from an area. A dry well is an underground structure that captures runoff from rooftops and surrounding areas and diverts it to the local groundwater table.
Several volunteers came to The Father’s House to dig and prepare the French Drain and Dry Well. It was certainly tough work – but we thank God that everybody came together and we were able to complete the project ahead of time! Instead of taking three sessions over two days, we finished it in one day over two sessions.
We also thank God for kind BLC Family members who dropped by with snacks and refreshments, even though they couldn’t manage the physical work. Their moral support was greatly appreciated! Our thanks goes, especially, to Anand, who leads our Building Maintenance portfolio, for watching over BLC’s building assets with such dedication and faithfulness.
More pictures are available here.
Now that we’re done with the pilot project, we will observe how effective this solution is before proceeding with the major phase of drainage work.
We pray that you will continue to support us for our Building Fund. We successfully raised RM30,000 by the end of 2015 and will now need to raise RM80,000 for the rest of 2016.