Wells Fargo Conference and Training Center: With the interior walls of this new space now constructed, our focus over the next 3 weeks will be the installation of the terrazzo flooring. This process should be complete by the end of this month and once completed, we will begin installation of A-V hardware, security cameras, the new ceiling, and special finishes. Outside, we expect pavers to be installed within the next 7-14 days, and preparation for our final landscaping plan will also be done during this time. By the end of this month, our landscapers will begin their work to prepare the outside of this space for opening.
Overflow parking expansion: Through our contractor, we have selected a company to complete the construction work and they are preparing all necessary paperwork for zoning/permitting with the city of Philadelphia. Our plan is to have all necessary permits in place by the end of this calendar year, with construction work to begin in early spring.
Passing the Baton
You don’t need to be a track star to know what to do when a baton is handed off in a relay race. You need to grab the baton and run! Recently, I was handed a baton here at the Kroc Center. Captain Tawny Cowen-Zanders, the former Administrator, led the way as our leader for almost four years. Since she has been appointed to oversee all the work of The Salvation Army in Philadelphia, the baton of administration has been handed to me.
As Administrator, there may be times where I may wonder if I am making the best decision or doing what is right for the Kroc, its members, and staff; however, one thing is certain, with the baton in my hand, I have to run. There is no competing in a race remaining stationary. I am grateful to not be in the this race alone, as I have Majors Demetrius and Juanita Stanford, a great staff, wonderful members, and an encouraging, loving God alongside of me.
After Moses died, God needed Joshua to grab the baton and run, leading the Israelites into the Promised Land. God commanded Joshua to be strong and courageous. The encouraging thing about God’s command to Joshua was that He said “Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go" (Joshua 1:9). Joshua grabbed the baton and ran, gathering the Israelites and prepared to enter the Promised Land. Boldly, he entered the land and began to conquer it – never looking back. The wonderful thing is that the promise God gave Joshua, always being with him, is still relevant to us today. I encourage you to focus in on God’s will for you and search for how you can grab the baton, running boldly where no one else is willing to go and remembering that God will always be with you.
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