Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild April 16-22, 2017

MissionTripAdventures 4.22     1-Hillside Church, Wrightwood, CA; 2-Region 6 Feeding; 3-Newbury Bible Church, Vermont; 4-Betsy & JE Skinner, Memorial Baptist, Williamston; 5-Jan & Robert Hobdy, Knightdale; 6-Fran Tetlak; 7-Lafayette Baptist Church, Fayetteville.MissionTripAdventures 4.221     8-FBC Morganton; 9-Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Morganton; 10-
First Baptist Oak Island;
11-Holly Grove Baptist, Spring Hope; 12-CBF Student Fellowship, Raleigh; 13-Christ Community Church, Pinehurst.MissionTripAdventures 4.221-001     Again this week we had lots of volunteers. Team from California returned to complete tear out on a home they started and then started the rebuild.  If you look close at the lower right picture you will see they enjoy a prank as much as the rest of us.   Billy has spent the week at the new facility so we don’t have many pictures of the home work sites.  However teams also worked on 14 different homes doing tarps, tear out, roofing, painting, flooring, trim work, plumbing and electric.  Two of our youth had birthdays this week.MissionTripAdventures 4.22-001     Bill will admit he is getting older and some parts of the body get tired quick. So he found himself a great helper this week that could get up and down off the floor easily. Bill cut the trim and “that young boy” as Bill called him found the stud and nailed almost every piece. True meaning of team work. Lots was done at the soon to open Rebuild facility - painting, cleaning, putting shelving together, installing lights and receptacles, building bunk beds and putting up a fence. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild April 9-15, 2017

MissionTripAdventures 4.15     1-Community Bible Church, High Point; 2-Newfound Baptist Church; –Region 5 Feeding; 4-Jim & Al; 5-Bill Martin; 6-Durham Memorial Baptist Church; 7-Sharpe Road Baptist, Greensboro; Not pictured-Ephesus Baptist.MissionTripAdventures 4.151     On Tuesday Governor Cooper and his staff visited Lumberton officials.  Afterwards they visited some businesses affected by the flood and the Griffin home where NCBM volunteers were working.  I was very pleased that Governor Cooper and the Emergency Management team listened to my opinion of what the residents need so NCBM can help them rebuild following Matthew.  It was very encouraging that they discussed my thoughts on the way to their vehicles as they were leaving.  The team shared with him that they were glad to be able to help home owners and learn new skills at the same time.  Lois came by and was also able to meet the Governor and thank the volunteers for working on her home.MissionTripAdventures 4.15-001     While other volunteers hung sheet rock, replaced floor decking and did some additional tear outs some helped out at the soon to be rebuild facility. Most of the walls are painted and Bill is overseeing the trim work which is about caught up with the painters.  The cooking team was nice and came over to start cleaning the convection oven and the hood.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild April 2-8, 2017

4.08     1-Colonial Baptist, Cary; 2-Westwood Baptist, Cary; 3-Region 4 Feeding Team; 4-Greystone Baptist, Raleigh; 5-Beach Road Baptist, Oak Island.New folder     We did not have a large number of volunteers this week but the ones we had got a lot done. Teams hung sheet rock, installed windows, wired a house, built a tall set of steps.  Burnt Swamp Association sent some sheet rock finishing help. They have completed all the sheet rock work at our new housing site that can be done at this time.  Some of the volunteers have started painting.  Ed came down to install all the plumbing fixtures.  David and I have been installing tile board, reworking duct work wiring and a little bit of every thing else.

Anybody interested in helping to paint next week come on down.  Got lots to paint at the housing location as well as 3 homes.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild March 25-April 1, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 4.01     1-Region 3 Feeding Team; 2-Westwood Baptist, Cary; 3-Staph Group; 4-Marion Baptist; 5-Florence Baptist, Forrest City; 6-Ephesus Baptist, Raleigh.Mission Trip Adventures 4.011     7-Oakdale Baptist, Statesville; 8-REVO Church, Winston-Salem; 9-Sandy Ridge Baptist, Monroe; Non Pictured, Region 6 Feeding.

Mission Trip Adventures 4.01     Work is progressing on the renovations at the soon to be Lumberton rebuild site. We are in need of some painters this coming week so we can finish and move soon.

On Friday Ann and I made a trip to Johnsonville to be there for the Love Loud gathering Biltmore Baptist had put together.  We were able to visit with old friends and make some new ones.  It was very encouraging to hear the home owners as they again shared their thanks for all the help the Baptist had provided to them.  Biltmore’s plan also included follow up visits to all the home owners. To do this they had brought about 30 additional volunteers.  They reported 31 salvations for the week.  This was made possible by seeds you, as previous volunteers, may have planted.

The city provided us with a new water line on Friday.  Even though most of the pictures are of work on the new site teams did do tarp jobs, tear outs, sand sheet rock, installed cabinets and laid flooring.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild March 19-25, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 3.25     1-Trinity Baptist, Raleigh; 2-Salisbury BC; 3-Shiloh; Monroe; 4-Region 1 Feeding; 5-Bill Martin & Gary Richards; 7-His House Christian Fellowship, Oshkosh, WI; 9-Assessors: Sid, Monty & Al; Not pictured: Ephesus Baptist, Raleigh & Cool Springs Baptist, Sanford.Mission Trip Adventures 3.25-001     Lots of volunteers. Both young and seasoned.  The college group from Wisconsin were willing to help at about anything.  They did several tear outs and helped at the new rebuild center hanging sheet rock and putting up ceiling tiles. The Shiloh group slit up installing tarps, mudding sheet rock and installing floor decking.  Carl’s group sprayed homes for mold. Cool Springs laid flooring and installed cabinets.  Lots of folks doing lots of different types of jobs.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild March 12-18, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 3.18     1-The Summit Church & International Students, Inc. Duke University; 2-Region 2 Feeding Team; 3-Westwood Baptist, Cary; 4-Grace1, Charlotte; 5-Purdue Bible Fellowship, Faith Church, Lafayette, IN; 6-The Wright's, Cornerstone, Morganton; 7-Al Percy; 8-Euto Baptist Church-ONE Student Ministries, Marshville; 9-Fishing Creek Baptist, Wilkesboro; Not pictured, Ephesus Baptist. Raleigh.Mission Trip Adventures 3.182     With a large group of eager to learn college students this week we decided to get some insulation and sheet rock hanging done at the new rebuild housing site. We also got a drive put around the back of the building thanks to a man who loves God.Mission Trip Adventures 3.181     Some of the other students hung sheet rock in to homes, built a ramp (yes it’s dark and they wanted it finished before they went home that night), installed insulation and sub floor as well as some more tear outs.  These groups are keeping us on the move and Rebuilding Robeson County.

Big need at this time for sheet rock finishers, electricians, flooring installers. There will also be big need for trimmers, cabinet installers and painters once sheet rock is finished.  After this coming week our volunteer numbers drop way off which means work slows way down unless you and others step up and answer the call to go and serve

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild March 5-11, 2017

3.11     1-Reg 4 & 10 Feeding; 2-ECHO/Vertical, Pembroke; 3-Bill, Bill & Paul; 4-UNC Charlotte BCM; 5-FBC Morganton; 6-Help Robeson/Chapel Hill; 7-Ephesus Baptist, Raleigh.3.11-001     8-New Hope Baptist-Marshville: 9-Oak Island Baptist; 10-FBC King; 11-Christ Community Church, Pinehurst; 12-Reg 3 & 10 Feeding; 13-Trinity Baptist, Raleigh; 14-Regina Jones, Fayetteville; 15-The Summit Church & International Students, Inc. Duke University; 16-Quest Fellowship Church, Garner.

The job site picture takers were very busy this week running for materials, getting teams started in correct direction, answering questions and work on our new housing location so we didn’t have any pictures to turn in.  The teams have done tear outs, hung sheet rock, finished and painted sheet rock, replaced a roof, repaired floors , installed floor covering and the list goes on.  Sounds like a lot was done this week and past 2 months in Lumberton, BUT it’s only the start of a long project.  In big need of skilled teams and skilled team leaders.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild Feb 26-March 4, 2017

Collages2     1-Bagley Swamp Wesleyan, Hertford; 2-Westwood Baptist, Cary; 3-Ebenezer Baptist, Durham; 4-Pleasant Garden, Greensboro.Mission Trip Adventures 3.041     5-Region 9 Feeding & Rebuild, Swanonna Baptist; 6-Holly Grove Baptist Church, Spring Hope; 7-Grace Christian School, Cary; 8-Green Mountain Baptist Association, Barre, VT; 9-Cornerstone Baptist, Mt. Airy; No Picture: Ephesus Baptist, Ralegh; Bethel Baptist, Ronda; Joyce & Curtis Thrift; Mt. Zion, Cherryville.3.04     Several churches have chosen to adopt a home/family and they continue to come work on these homes.  While we have been staying at Hyde Park God has shown us some outstanding sun rise and sun sets.  Had a group of young volunteers this week who rolled up their sleeves and cleaned up several yards where the tear out teams had piled flood debris and the clam bucket trucks had gotten most but left some.  Another youth group actually helped serve a meal. Teams have been repairing floor joist, installing insulation and sub floor as well as redoing electric and plumbing.Mission Trip Adventures 3.041-001     The renovation of our new housing location is coming right along.  Water and sewer lines have been installed for our long term staff as well as those who wish to bring their camper to stay in. Gerald has began installing the sprinkler system which will mean no fire watch duty (most understand this). This week others continued on upgrading the wiring, framing for the ceiling in the tool room, gathering room and dining area, as well as building shelves for the storage area.  Need lots more help so we can move soon.  Electric, sheet rock hangers and finishers. tile layers as well as folks to rework the heat/ac duct work. Also need someone who can install chain link fence.  Would like to be moved in by end of March.  Hope this fits into the LORDS plan as well as your volunteer plans.

Work on the residents homes have also been moving along great.  As in the past I have pushed for additional help and continue to do so here.  This is not due to the lack of volunteers because many have already responded.  The request for more help is due to there is so many homes in this area which the owners cannot move back into until repairs have been made.  E-mail or give us a call about coming to serve.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild - February 19-25, 2017

Collages2     1-Salisbury BC; 2-Bennett & Bill, Concord;  3-Hillside Church, CA; 4-Zion Baptist, Shelby; 5-Calvary Baptist, Reidsville; 6-FBC Matthews; 7-Region 8 Feeding & Rebuild.2.251     8-Green Mt. Bap Assoc, Barre, VT with Steve Carter; 9-Vertical Church, Lumberton; 10-The Summit Church; 11-Village Christian, Fayetteville; 12-Greystone Baptist, Durham; (not pictured) Al Percy, Westwood BC, Cary; Ron,Trinity BC, Raleigh; Ephesus Baptist, pics     Yes there was a LOT of volunteers in Lumberton this week.  They kept the staff on the move.  Teams worked at numerous sites doing many jobs.  Laying flooring, hanging and finishing sheet rock, laying shingles, plumbing, wiring, roof coating, insulating walls and floors, installing doors and windows, doing tear outs and the list goes on.  Thanks to all that came and served this week

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild-February 12-18, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 2.18     1-Region 7 Feeding Team; 2-Westwood Baptist, Cary; 3-Polkville Baptist; 4-Meshach’s Carpenters, Goldson’s UMC; 5-Rick, Pleasant Garden Baptist; 6-Tabernacle BC, Raleigh & First Baptist Church of Fayetteville; 7-1st Baptist Oak Island.Collages2-001     8-Edsel Carter's Group & Bill Martin; 9-Charlene, Ann (homeowner), Cathy & Karen; 10-FBC Kings Mountain; 11-Ed Coltrane.2.18     This week started out slow with only a few folks around. But on Wednesday that started to change with several good size groups arriving. Thanks to the leadership of Bill and Ed the Avent Road framing and plumbing has moved to almost complete. That’s going to be our new home. The Meshach Carpenters framed Fire Chief Allen Todd’s house. Other groups painted, repaired floor joist, installed sub flooring, shingled homes, did electric and plumbing rough ins, laid flooring, installed insulation, did tear outs and cleaned up. For those of you that have worked at Ms. Ann’s, her home is getting some color now.

At the present time we have jobs for about anybody.  Still a big need for sheet rock finishers, electricians, plumbers and roofers.  There is still a steady flow of home owners coming in requesting help and a pretty good flow of teams wanting to come and help out.