The nature of ministry is process, helping people come to Christ and grow to maturity. Because there is always more to learn and areas in which each of us needs to grow and mature, you never see a finished product. Consequently, it is nice to occasionally tackle a building project and see it progress from start to finish. Which explains why I spent all of my day off yesterday and an hour this afternoon building a retaining wall for a garden planter in the backyard. I had to begin by tearing out the old wall before I could build the new one. Here are some photos that show the various stages of the project.