We who preach and write, do so in a manner different from which the Scriptures have been written. We write while we make progress. We learn something new every day. We speak as we still knock for understanding...If anyone criticizes me when I have said what is right, he does me an injustice. But I would be more angry with the one who praises me and takes what I have written for Gospel truth than I would be with the one who criticizes me unfairly. -Augustine

Barn Raising

Have you ever witnessed a barn raising before? It happened back in 1988 and what happened then, can happen again…no, not the raising of a barn to higher ground, but the raising of a new generation that can change this world for Jesus Christ. With team work and collaboration, we are about to embark on a journey with the Lamplighter Guild that will have significant consequences for decades to come…in the arts, in the family, in government, in culture, in the church, in our careers, and in our understanding and relationship with a unfathomable God.
A Real Barn Raising!
Herman Ostry bought a piece of land with a barn near a creek in Bruno, Nebraska. A flood put 29″ of water into the barn, and he wanted to move it to higher ground. One if his sons estimated the barn weighed 19,000 lbs (9 ½ tons). Figured it would take (344) people with each person lifting 55 lbs. to move barn. They made a grid of steel tubing with handles attached to the barn so each could lift. The town of Bruno, Nebraska planned this move as a part of their centennial celebration July 29-31, 1988. Local television cameras and 4,000 people from eleven states watched. The project took 20 minutes as 344 people moved the barn 50 yards. This shows the power of teamwork. What one could not do alone, many working together did.
You can view the actual moving of the barn, but the recommended videos that come on afterward are immoral and not worth the temptation to view this unique demonstration of ingenuity and teamwork. Thought you should know.
Published in: on November 14, 2011 at 3:47 am  Leave a Comment  

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