The life in Port Elizabeth is good, but this story is not about the life in PE, but about the new signs we got for the Port Elizabeth Christadelphian Church.
When we got to PE we had a meeting with the members of the Church, to see what can be done to draw more people to the Church, there were a lot of things that came up, one was that the signs of the hall outside on the roadside were to be “updated”. I took responsibility to find out what type of sign would work best.
Sonya and Rick Szabo went around town to see Graphic designers to design the new signs. To find the best sign that will work and to find a design that was the best for the meeting is not an easy task; the effort is harder than it sounds, believe me….
We were good on track till we came to our first bump in the road: some members were not happy with the design. So a change was needed. Then we had to take that change back to the designers. Then we had to wait for the designers to come back with the final product. All the members were happy with the result. So we got back on track, boy we were going for this.
Another bump appeared. The Signage people who we chose could not do the design we wanted, so we needed to look again. After a long search, we found a suitable replacement. On track again: we have a design and a place to make the signs for us. But nothing could prepare us for what happened next.
We went to Johannesburg for a fellowship week, so the project stood still. Then Rick phoned me to find out what he could do. I told him where we were at and he took over the project while I was away. When we returned to PE, Rick was in Argentina (not an easy thing for me to just phone him), so I e-mailed him to find out the status. Then I took over the project again. Next bump: we could not make up our minds about the size of the signs!
With every size changing, we got a new pricing. Finally we found a size that we were happy with, and got a final pricing. We took this price to the Church so we couldn’t change our mind again.
Even with all the differences, we all worked together and got the job done. I am pleased to say that the signs are up today and look very good. May they help in our efforts to preach the Good News to the people here in Port Elizabeth.
Your Brother in Christ,