Yesterday with Bishop Lai, his wife Lily and diocesan treasurer John to see our newly transformed Trinity Church in Keelung, AMAZING! Definitely an ‘AH’ moment to walk in and see how big it has suddenly become, and how light and beautiful. The original space is still the same size, just looks much bigger. All because they need more space for the increasing numbers of people coming to church ~ the original design seated 60 people, now remodelled to fit in 80 people.
Just in case you’re wondering what it used to look like before all this transformation, this is a photo of my last visit in the summer when we took the Vancouver Youth Team to visit…. what a huge transformation eh?!
Transformation is ongoing all around….
The church is actually on the second floor (American numbering) so the big hole in the floor next to the church space looks down on the old kitchen on the first floor…… Trinity’s version of the story in Mark 2, when the 4 friends carry their paralysed friend up to the roof and make a hole to let him down, in order to see Jesus…. It is going to become another room for the congregation, especially a place for children to stay during the services.
Meanwhile down on the first floor the entrance has a large cross on the ceiling…….
while the room next to the entrance (immediately below the church) is filled with children doing homework……
and down in the basement, all is painted and made new. But just check out that spider in the top left-hand corner…..
this is it close up ~ just look at that egg sac!
Stopped for a group photo…..
and what a lovely little boy Lee En, son of Rev. Richard Lee…
And finally off to the famous night market at Keelung Temple, for yummy pigs blood soup and Taiwanese-style sausages and other intestinal delicacies (sorry, I have spared you a photo, ha ha)!