|A very creative work place.|
A picture is apparently worth a thousand words but the addition of just a few words to a picture give it so much more meaning. There is a whole story here of how God answered a sincere prayer of mine and the effect it had on me and those with whom I've come in contact. God is amazing, He really is and to be privileged enough to have Him answer my prayers is humbling to say the least.
Anyway, let me tell you a story of God's love and faithfulness.
It all started on Monday the 9th of January this year. I was sitting at my desk and thinking how I was sure this was going to be a year of God's favour. I didn't want to just sit there and do nothing and so started talking to the Lord about work and money and in the process asked for His help to get things going. I wanted to build sets, being tired of kitchens and show stands I asked Him to bring me opportunities to build sets but if there was something else He had in mind it would be OK.
I'm not sure how I landed up at Warren's e-mail address but decided to send Him another e-mail letting him know I was looking for work again. Last time I contacted him he didn't have anything for me. And so I quickly composed a message and sent it off on Tuesday morning. Strangely enough I got a reply in no time at all; "Your timing is impeccable, I've got a set to build for a stage production etc etc, I'll let you know when I've got confirmation.
And so, come Thursday, I started work. there is more to this but I'll try to put it in chronological order as we go along.
|The tiny workshop|
Now Warren and I had never met before and as can be imagined he had no idea as to how I was going to perform and of course as always time was of the essence. I wasn't really worried, I knew there was a lot to do but was confident we would be able to make the deadline and so the making of the frames began. I had Albert to help me and Warren was going to get involved too but had a few things to take care of first.
|Flats and frames|
What we were doing was building timber frames and then fixing 6mm MDF (otherwise know as superwood) sheets to them thus forming what are known as flats. Essentially light weight timber frame walls with a smooth flat face. Some of them had doors in them while others were supposed to fit together at strange angles. Lots of head scratching and angles to work out, it was fun. Albert and I focussed on building the frames while Warren attended to cutting the boards to size so we could fit them.
|Warren doing what I dislike, fitting locks|
|Oh so limited space|
I must add that the temperature during this period was about 34deg C and since there wasn't much space the humidity climbed through the roof. Perspiration pouring down my face kept on getting in my eyes and I'd have to wash my head and face regularly or I'd be unable to see. It was very, very hot.
|Albert knowing his photograph was being taken|
Anyway, one day while we were taking a quick break to have a bit of lunch I was telling him how God answers my prayers and how I came to e-mail him. I told him about my prayer and his reaction astounded me; "That's amazing, I was sitting at my desk and thinking I should give you a ring. I went into my computer to get your number and while I was looking for it your e-mail popped up." It's so cool when things like that happen, thank you Lord.
Well Wednesday eventually rolled around and since Thursday was my son's birthday I was going to breakfast with him and so was going to be a bit late. Before leaving we finished everything so that It could be loaded onto the truck at nine the following morning even though I would be late. We were on top of it and ready to roll.
|Albert and I erecting walls on stage|
|Warren and Andrew finishing the moving wall|
Thank you lord for starting our year off on such a positive note and thank you for introducing me to these great people.
|The first Woman directed by Maynard Van Den Berg.|
"In the hour of my favour I gave heed to you; on the day of deliverance I came to your aid.
The hour of my favour has now come; now, I say, has the day of deliverance dawned."