Last year YWAM Mazatlan received a big blessing - a donation was given specifically for the construction of a new staff lounge. Before, we had a room called the "Breezeway" which was used as a hang out room, and because of its location, it was also used as a walk-way to get from the entry of the base to the dining and pool area. So as you can imagine, it was a high-traffic room, with all sorts of people passing through back and forth, sometimes dripping wet as they would run from the pool to the dorms. The idea behind the new lounge was for it to be a beautiful and comfortable place for students and staff to hang out, watch movies, cook, or just relax.
We were also blessed to have a few short-term volunteers at our base, who helped with the construction of the new lounge. After the construction was finished, however, we still needed the funds to furnish and decorate the room. Once again we were blessed to receive a few donations specifically for the final touches, which included furniture, a kitchen area, a TV/dvd player and other items to decorate the room beautifully.
Amber, one of the people who worked on the design/decorating of the lounge had this to say...
It has taken some time to complete this project, but as of Friday, we now have a furnished, beautiful and very cool new lounge, which our staff and students are very happy about! Thank you to the special family who gave us the very generous donation for this new lounge. And thank you to all the others who donated towards furnishing and decorating it. And finally, thank you to the staff and volunteers who worked many hours on renovating, planning and decorating this new room... All the thought and care you put into the room shows, and is very appreciated!