(Unknown to any man any where the Lord provided funds to errect a 700sft. concrete building in just thirty days as direct, tangible, undeniable answer to prayer. Read more in ‘Every day miracle’, ‘God who fed elijah is alive and active’.)
While preparation was going on outside, inside the prayer chamber I was bargaining with the Lord. I said I was going to trust Him to finish the building in 30 days. I also promised the Lord that if indeed the Lord helped me finish the whole construction in one month, there would be a granite inscription placed on the building saying, “This building stands witnessing the fact that God of Elijah lives.”
The Lord gave me Isa.58:9 as his promise. “Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and he will say ‘Here I am’”
And in the next 30 days a two storied concrete building emerged out of nothing. As the Lord created every thing out of nothing, now He helped his servant to complete the building when I had nothing other than His promises in my hand.
The whole building is done in hollow blocks which has same combination of cement, sand and granite chips as ordinary concrete. Columns and beams are done in ordinary Reinforced Cement Concrete. Ground floor has three doors while first floor two. Ground floor has three windows while first floor has 10 windows. The building has a RCC beam ll0’ long, and four 8’ RCC columns, two 6’RCC columns and 4 RCC footings on which beams rest.
Each hollow block is 15” x 8” x 8”. Roof has pre-cast RCC beams 4” x 3” and 12’ long at every 2’. Roofing blocks is 20” x 6” x 5”.
Idea to build with hollow blocks came in one of those days when I was thinking about the building. One day I was sitting on my bed looking through the window down to the place where the building would come. As I sat there thinking about the building, unawares I
was tuning the transistor and it picked Coimbatore station. I never ever listened to radio during day time. But that day I did. They had a feature on hollow blocks when I
turned it on. They started with the history to details about how it is made and its advantage over against bricks etc. The thing which attracted me towards it is its cost. It works 25-30 percent cheaper than brick work, yet equally strong.
So I went to Coimbatore which is about 70 kms. from my pace, and saw for myself a three storied building constructed with hollow blocks. Roof too was done with same material and it had an overhead water tank on it. I was deeply impressed about the whole thing. Very rarely people do roofing with this. But I decided to go for the same roofing and roofing materials will never be readily available. So I had to place order for my needs. Blocks for the walls were purchased from Mettupalayam which was just 30 kms. from home.
By the time we started construction on the 1st of April, half of the materials needed were already ordered and made available. The other half was ordered during the first week of April. On the 28th of April last load of roofing material also arrived at the construction cite by which time walls were on the finishing stage. Since we left the building without plastering, all cement work for the two stories were completed within thirty days. Curing was done later, of course. Doors and windows were fixed after curing only.