As God continues to lead the way and provide for our relocation, we wanted to chronicle the story of all that He is doing. Check back here regularly to see the latest updates on the Relocation Project.
Week 8 (Sept. 6-12)
The buildings have arrived!!!
We found this previously owned building several months ago, and Pac-Van/United Rentals has been a great company to work with in order to make it happen. What we thought might take several days took only one to get all 12 pieces of our new school building delivered to the new site.
Thanks also to East Fork SUD for tapping our water and getting the water meter set. Getting closer with every step!
Week 7 (Aug. 30-Sept. 5)
After a little more than a month of waiting, we finally have the permits! Now things are happening and happening fast.
What a blessing to have a brother-in-law who owns an excavation company and took time to come and help us out in preparing the pad and roads! It was definitely God’s timing and work to watch Doyle Moore and his friend Anthony do a masterful job at getting the pad site leveled and solid.
Week 5 (Aug. 16-22) and Week 6 (Aug. 23-29)
Unfortunately there was nothing exciting happening this week. Just some maintenance on what we have already done on the property and a lot of waiting for permits. In the middle of waiting, it can seem like an eternity, but we know that things work best when it’s in God’s way and timing so we find consolation that He has something good for us when the permits come to fruition.
Week 4 (Aug. 9-15)
While we were waiting permits, Mrs. Hotopp made a great find on some lockers and started to paint them. Going to be a nice shade of blue to go with our gray flooring. 9000 sq ft of flooring is quite a bit to move and store, but we had some awesome high schoolers give up an evening to come help us. Appreciate the Wylie High Theater students!
Week 3 (Aug. 2-8)
Waiting for permits is no fun, but at least there are small projects to accomplish around the property. Mrs. Hotopp took on the fun project of getting Hammock Hill up and swaying. Shout out to Greg Workman, Joel Peters, Derrice Randle and Pastor Hotopp for their time and efforts in cutting back trees and getting things ready.
Week 2 (July 26-Aug. 1)
Mrs. Hotopp wastes no time! She got right to work on making an awesome sign (thanks also to Linda Ashburn). By the end of the week it was in the ground and drawing people’s attention to our new location. Several people have stopped by just because of the sign and wondering about more information on Veritas Academy!
Special shout out again to Jesse Babiuch, Greg Workman, Derrice Randle, Steve Mullins and more for helping in trimming trees and more projects throughout the week.
Week 1 (July 19-25)
July 19th was a blur, but an amazing day. Our board president, Greg Workman and secretary, Matt Giordano met early that morning to sign everything for the closing. Permits were submitted to Collin County by the afternoon, and then by 6:30pm that evening a group of supporters and families gathered together at the new property for a groundbreaking ceremony. Such a joy to see God’s people gathered to celebrate all that He has worked to this point!
We got to work right away the next day. By Wednesday we had assembled a shed quickly designed by Pastor Hotopp and got it ready for all of our yard tools. Shout out to Greg Workman, Bentley Craft, Linda and Jeff Ashburn, the Ortega kids, Hotopp kids, Jesse Babiuch and many others who helped out this week to kick off the projects.