Two weeks now have passed since the beginning of the reconstruction of the Reformed Church of Japan in Ishinomaki Japan by Team #1. The efforts of the team have been very effective as all the demolition required has been completed. Much of the electricity work has been completed and David continues his efforts to modernize the facility with a combination of US and Japanese supplies. All the outside stucco has been removed exposing the frame as well all the floorboards on the 1st floor. The wall coverings and insulation have been removed and the ceiling has been removed exposing a sequence of attractive beams. It was determined by the team to leave the ceiling open and expose these beams. It has made the appearance of the sanctuary more open and expansive. Carpentry work has proceeded to include two ‘pocket’ doors leading to and from the kitchen which will be modernized by future teams.