As some already may be aware of, our youth group is currently planning and getting ready for a missions trip to the country of Peru this summer! We were supposed to go last year but could not due to some unexpected circumstances. The main reason for this trip is that we are building a scale model of the Old Testament Tabernacle for the Bible College in Lima, Peru! This is an intense project with a lot of tedious work, of which I know will pay off and be most rewarding! The Bible college will be using the tabernacle as a teaching tool; they are quite excited about receiving the model! The more we work on this project, the more going to Peru is becoming a reality and not a far away dream. I will be posting pictures of our progress and what we are working on at the current time.
There are four different coverings for the tabernacle; two made of animal skins and 2 made of cloths. Since we are making this scale model at 1/30 it's original size, we had to shave down the animal skins we ordered so that the fir was shorter and smaller, making it seem more realistic. Talk about hard to clean up! People were coughing and trying to vacuum up all the fine fir that got everywhere!
I guess she had been watching me for a while to see if she could figure out what I was making, but she obviously couldn't figure out what it was so she decided to ask. Most people are really intrigued and think it's very interesting. This current layer/covering is almost finished! Our next step is sewing together the ram's skins dyed red, which we are using a red type of leather for. (Actually kind of like a suede)
This part is going to be even harder!
We're actually doing hands on stuff now, which is nice. (Before this we were studying and doing the math, trying to get the measurements right for everything. Converting everything from cubits, then making it all smaller is a joy. *Cough* I don't enjoy math very much...) Anyways!
I'll post on this topic more as we continue to make progress!