Help Us, Help Mike Not Have To Wash Dishes

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Our highest goal is to create an atmosphere of loving hospitality and care.

Dear friends,

One of the hallmarks of Mount Hermon is the amazing dining experience. Our Conference Center dining room seats up to 650 guests, while providing great food for a variety of tastes and dietary preferences. Yet our highest goal is to create an atmosphere of loving hospitality and care.

Over 32,000 guests eat at least one meal in conference dining during the course of a year. That’s over 32,000 people we get to love on as they enjoy an hour of good food, conversation and rest in the comfort of our home.

Our dishwasher is dying.

In order to continue this vital ministry of service and loving hospitality we need your help. Our dishwasher is dying. The commercial dishwasher we use today was installed when the dining room was built in 1988. Since then, it as faithfully cleaned millions of dishes, glasses, silverware, pots, pans and all the other kitchen utensils used to prepare meals for our guests. Having served eight years beyond its expected life span, it is now on “life support,” and must be replaced.

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To uninstall a commercial dishwasher, then reinforce the floor to accommodate a new one, is a big job which takes months. This requires a plan and a lot of people to help make it happen

Current dishwasher

1988

year of installation

8

years past its life expectancy

Current dishwasher

1988

year of installation

8

years past its life expectancy

 

Prior to retiring our current machine, we will set up a temporary dishwashing station on the lower level.

It has the plumbing and sinks required to support the small commercial dishwasher we will use while we do the replacement upstairs. Dirty dishes, utensils and pots & pans will all be brought down to this station on the elevator, and back up clean to be reset for the next meal.

This plan also has an extra bonus. When the new dishwasher is operational, the smaller “temporary” one we used downstairs will go to Ponderosa Lodge, replacing their old machine with a new one. A DOUBLE BLESSING!

The total cost for this venture is estimated to be $189,000. While we know the cost of the dishwashers themselves, the additional construction expenses have to be estimated. This is our once-in-a-dishwasher-lifetime opportunity to do the needed reconstruction to make sure the plumbing is right and the proper infrastructure is in place to support the weight of the new dishwasher.

The dining hall is one of the most active places at camp

650

Conference Center dining seats 650 guests

6

Weekend guests spend around 6 hours in the dining room

15

Week-long guests spend around 15 hours in the dining room

The dining hall is one of the most active places at camp

650

Conference Center dining seats 650 guests

6

Weekend guests spend around 6 hours in the dining room

15

Week-long guests spend around 15 hours in the dining room
 

We need friends like you to make this happen. Those who respond will likely have been the recipient of our hospitality. They know how important the dining experience is. Would you prayerfully consider investing in the lives of our guests through a gift toward this project? We need your help and would love for you to join us in providing this ministry of hospitality!

Thank you for your prayerful consideration. Next time you’re here for a meal, please let me, Kerry Phibbs or Dave Talbott know, as we would love to join you. Just like you, we know each meal is an opportunity for fellowship with others who are here to encounter Jesus Christ!

For King and Kingdom,

J.R. Loofbourrow
Director of Advancement

Mount Hermon can now accept non-cash donations!

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Thanks for helping us build the future!

Mount Hermon can now accept non-cash donations!

Give a noncash gift Make a cash donation to this project

Thanks for helping us build the future!