Palm Missionary Guesthouse Progress

October 16, 2020

The exterior of the Palm Missionary Guesthouse is now completely painted, and guttering has been installed. Inside the vinyl flooring is all laid. Most of the tile work is completed. The interior doors are hung, and trim is being put up. Next week the cabinets and the railing for the ADA ramp are to be installed. We have met with engineers, architects, and contractors for the sidewalks and road work around the building. That phase can begin as soon as we get all the underground drainage and electrical work done. Once the cabinets and trim are completed, we will turn the building over to the painter. After that, it is in the hands of the decorators!

September 18, 2020

Several projects on the Palm House have been completed despite the pandemic. The exterior stucco has been sealed. Plumbers have connected the water and sewer to the building. The electrician has installed the switch gear on the outside, and hopefully soon we will have power to the building. The surveyor is scheduled to set the grade on the corners of the building so grading around the building can start soon. Porch railings were measured, and fabrication will begin next week. The porch will have steps and an ADA ramp. The quality and style are some of the best we have seen.

Inside painting is in full swing. Drywall has been primed, and the ceilings and closets have been painted white. Four showers and two tubs have received a lot of tile work. The tile should be completed by the end of next week and will look amazing.

The vinyl floor in the living areas is almost finished. The wood-plank style vinyl floor gives a homey feel to the house. The doors and trim were delivered Wednesday, and installation should start early next week. All the doors including closets are eight-foot two-panel Shaker style with simple but elegant trim. The cabinets are also a Shaker style. The first delivery will be next week.

A huge thank you to all the workers who have continued diligently during a complicated season.

August 7, 2020

The Palm Missionary Guesthouse is beginning to look like a home. Exterior stucco and interior drywall work is completed. Progress is being made on plumbing. Praise God for His blessing on this major project.
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July 23, 2020

The Palm Missionary Guesthouse project is moving ahead nicely. Steve Addison and crew have the drywall up, and the finishing is about halfway done. Mark Buncy and crew have about half of the stucco on the exterior. Both of these contractors have been doing amazing work. This is not just a regular drywall or stucco job, and they have put forth the extra effort to make sure it is done perfectly.
The interior part of the project is in the ordering and scheduling process now. We hope to do the painting, flooring, trim, and cabinets next month if everything can stay on schedule!

July 17, 2020

Progress continues on the Palm Missionary Guesthouse! Several inspections were passed this last week. Drywall is now going up in rooms. The plans are to begin stuccoing the exterior on Monday. We are excited to see this beautiful building put to good use in caring for our expanding team of missionaries!

July 10, 2020

Progress is happening! Sometimes the work God does is hidden and silent. Other times we get to observe what He is doing with the people and resources we have dedicated to Him. Enjoy this update on the Palm Missionary Guesthouse.

June 25, 2020

Since the last update the interior framing and backing has been completed in the Palm House. Rough-in for the plumbing, electrical, air conditioning and fire sprinkler system have been completed. The windows are in, and the front doors go in next week. Stucco bands have started. The beams and columns have been furred out. The beams will be stuccoed and the columns wrapped with PVC. There will be a number of inspections next week. After that, insulation will go in and then drywall! We also hope to have the exterior stuccoed and painted soon.

June 10, 2020

Progress continues on the Palm Missionary Guesthouse!

May 21, 2020

The Palm Missionary Guesthouse has materialized into recognizable features. All exterior insulation is completed. Thanks to great work from Blake and Mark Capps and Capps Roofing, a shiny metal roof now glistens in the Florida sun.

Inside Steve Addison’s crew from Addison Drywall is framing the interior while the Ault Brothers rough in the electric. The Capps brothers, Steve Addison and Dale Ault are all Hobe Sound Christian Academy alumni. We are grateful for these relationships and their excellent work!

May 1, 2020

The Palm Missionary Guesthouse has trusses and sheathing! All the strapping and engineering is completed, and a nail inspection is scheduled for Monday. The posts and beam for the front porch have also been installed. The roofing will begin Tuesday. Thank the Lord for His continued help!

April 14, 2020

The walls are up! In eight hours the crew placed the block for all four walls of the Palm Missionary Guesthouse. In the past two weeks the stem wall was filled with around thirty loads of backfill. Plumbers and electricians laid pipes and conduit, and inspections were completed. Then concrete was poured for a handicap ramp, back porch footers and the pad. We praise God for His continued help and protection.

March 27, 2020

The stem wall has been filled with around 30 loads of backfill. Plumbers and electricians have laid pipes and conduit, and inspections have been completed. Today concrete footers are being poured for the back porch and the handicap ramp. We praise God for His continued help and protection.

March 18, 2020

From the digging of the foundation to the stem wall being laid, God has been blessing the progress of the Palm Missionary Guesthouse construction. Watch this recap video to see the work accomplished so far.

March 10, 2020

Work continues on the Palm Missionary Guesthouse as the crew finished pouring concrete for the footers today. Pray for the safety of the workers and for God’s blessing on the construction as the project continues to move forward.

March 3, 2020

The footers for the Palm Missionary Guesthouse have been dug! We are praising the Lord for how He has provided for this project and are excited to see how He continues to help as the guesthouse is built. Thank you to those who have given to make this project possible. We could not do it without you!

September 25, 2019

Following months of preparation and the removal of asbestos-containing exterior shingles, demolition has commenced on venerable old Finney Hall. After over seventy years of service dating back to our founding days in 1947, this former World War II army barracks is being removed to allow for the construction of the Palm Missionary Guesthouse. It was a fascinating time as the work crew, utilizing a large excavator, systematically took down the old building section by section. We look forward to seeing the Palm Missionary Guesthouse take its place serving the needs of missionaries and their families for generations ahead.

May 22, 2019

The Heritage Museum is a replica of what housing was like for the pioneers of FEA Ministries who first moved to Hobe Sound, FL. FEA values its heritage, and the museum, which houses many artifacts from the Frenches and the founding era, has been on the campus for many years. Building site plans for the new Palm Missionary Guesthouse include the area where the museum has been located. Yesterday, the museum was carefully relocated to another part of campus. Watch this video to see the interesting process of moving the museum.