By Kingdom come the Hall will be done
IT'S the stuff miracles are made of.
Christians from all over the state converging in one place to build a place of worship in only two days.
That shows faith.
You would think this task would be as difficult as finding a car park right outside a busy super- market - but think again.
Jehovah's Witnesses have successfully used this "quick-build'' method worldwide and are now bringing it to Emerald to build a new King- dom Hall at Edgewood Drive this weekend.
The foundation, carpark and frames have been prepared in advance, but all roofing, brick work, plastering, painting, electrical, landscaping, fenc- ing, carpet laying and tiling will be completed this weekend.
About 300 volunteers, travelling from as far south as Brisbane and as far west as Longreach, will be involved in the project.
The local building committee's Raymond Mac- Donald said many of the volunteers were quali- fied tradesmen and had designated times to start and complete their particular tasks.
"This requires a great deal of planning and co- operation for everything to run smoothly,'' he said.
"It's the ability to work in unison.'' All meals for the hundreds of volunteers will be provided on site.
Mr MacDonald said Jehovah's Witnesses had found that completing the construction quickly saved time and was preferable to a lengthy build- ing project.
"This allows the congregation to concentrate on helping those in the community understand the Bible,'' he said.
The new Kingdom Hall will service much of the Central Highlands, which is currently undergo- ing a growth in population.
It will replace the Kingdom Hall in Roberts Street, which is no longer suitable due to growing numbers and parking issues.
To show the project to the community, an open day will be held the following Saturday, June 25 from 9am to 4pm.