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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Santa's Workshop

Sorry, I couldn't resist that title being as the holiday has just finished, but we do have a new workshop to talk about. The air intake/storage, AKA "the spider room" has been transformed. Now closed in, the newly painted, white walls shine, the tools are all lined up and ready for use, and it's perhaps even a bit more organized now. The new tool room also gives the men a little more worktop space for future projects.
As I look around at the work that already has been accomplished, I am amazed at the skill and ingenuity of our men, and as they show me all that is yet to be done, I am struck at how dedicated they are. In all that they do, they are mindful of the outcome...to get these new transmitters in place to bring God's Word with even better clarity to people around Asia who are starving to hear that God loves them. There is a lot yet to be done and they remain short-handed. Please pray for short-term and full-term workers to come join them in serving God with their whole body, mind, and spirit.

As the year closes, we must bring all praise and glory to God who has blessed the ministry of TWR Guam. We have seen His hand at work in so many ways; through the Holy's Spirit's guidance in decision making, for delivery of the new transmitters, and other equipment, short-term helpers, provision of safety for the men, and for the many friends who have pledged financial aid to pay for the transmitters and upgrade work. Perhaps you can sing along with us the great song: "To God be the Glory, Great things He has done....
For what You have done I will always praise You in the presence of Your faithul people. And I will hope in Your name, for Your name is good. Psalm 40:3

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bound for Lebanon

The container that holds TX3 and its associated equipment has been picked up by the shipping company. Those of you who are not familiar with shipping containers may not realize how literally we use the phrase "pick up". The photo to the right shows how that is done.

The buyer is having it shipped to Lebanon, Tennessee. Once it is reassembled, it will be used for ministry again.

With TX3 out of the way, we can move on to the next step in the transmitter replacement project. We need to move a 20KW generator and its fuel tank to make space for an air conditioner.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Heavy Lifting

The 6000 + lb High Voltage Transformer for Transmitter 3 was successfully moved today.  The transformer will be placed into a container with the rest of Transmitter 3 to be shipped to the new owner.

The access wall was removed...

The Transformer was jacked up and placed on "Skates"

 Pushed out the opening...
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Lifted with the Backhoe
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Why missionaries don't need to join a Gym


Much of this week was spent preparing an old room to become a new tool storage area. The room had air openings for filtered air to be delivered to the transmitters. Since Air conditioning will be used with the new transmitters the room is being transformed into a tool room.

All the tools stored against a wall will be moved to the room. The wall will be torn down and the old Transmitter 3 will be removed, packed in a container and shipped to the new owner.

The new doorway was made by knocking out a filled cement wall... view the short video to see the guys swinging 12lb sledge hammers... does it look like fun or just hard labor?

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The blocks were brought down to the site by pickup truck... driven slowly....