Saturday, February 17, 2018

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–February 11-17, 2018

Mission Trip Adventures 2.171-Biltmore, Asheville; 2-Westwood Baptist Church, Cary; 3-Greystone Baptist, Durham; 4 & 5-Eagle Exteriors, NY (5 includes Charlie Stroud, crew chief); 6-Al Percy; 7-FBC Mauldin, SC;Not pictured-Crew Chiefs Richard Weeks & Dennis Holloway.Mission Trip Adventures 2.17-001We’ve had a very productive week in Lumberton with five volunteer teams full of kindness and a desire to serve GOD. Teams rough wired 3 homes, hung insulation, rough plumbed one home, laid flooring, hung sheetrock in 2 homes, finished sheetrock, painted, installed a new shingle roof, lots of trim work, started reworking the floor system in another rebuild, and the list goes on. Many thanks to the Eagle group ladies and children who did a final cleaning on the McArthur and Graves homes which are now ready for the families to return home. Also thanks to each and every volunteer who has or will be serving in Lumberton to help rebuild homes and share the gospel with all.

Charlie, Richard and Dennis were great help in helping David lead and oversee teams this week. We already have a need for additional help for 8 weeks during the upcoming months. Please let us know if you can step up and help out.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Hurricane Matthew Rebuild Lumberton-February 4-10, 2018

Mission Trip Adventures 2.10Volunteers: 1-Region 7 & 8 Feeding; 2-Parkwood Baptist, Gastonia; 3-Tuckaseigee Baptist Association.Mission Trip Adventures 2.101Got the odd and ends done at the McAuthur and Graves homes this week. That’s 2 more families moving back home.  Also started the insulation on the McComb home so team can hang sheet rock this coming week.

Our prayers go out to the families who lost love ones this week in the accident with Christian Aid Ministries. This group has been a great help on some of our projects here in Lumberton.

From the CAM website -

On Tuesday, February 6, around 5:30 p.m., a volunteer work crew was returning to the Christian Aid Ministries Disaster Response base in Lumberton, North Carolina, when they were involved in a serious traffic accident. Two volunteers were killed and two others were seriously injured.

Josiah Miller, age 47, and Kevin Yoder, age 18, died in the crash. Both were from the New Order Amish community in Hustonville, Kentucky. Josiah leaves behind his wife Susan and 10 children, 8 still at home.

Eric Yoder, age 20, and Ben Miller (Josiah’s son), age 15, remain in the hospital in critical condition. They were also from Hustonville. The driver, Wesley Miller, was not seriously injured but needs prayers and support.

The men were helping with Christian Aid Ministries’ rebuilding efforts in Lumberton for people affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Your prayers for the families and all those affected by this tragedy would be greatly appreciated.

A fund has been set up to help the families with funeral and hospital expenses and other needs. If you would like to show your support during this difficult time, please use the donation form at the link below.(

You can also mail your donation—earmarked Miller/Yoder tragedy—to Christian Aid Ministries, P.O. Box 360, Berlin, Ohio 44610. All funds will be directed to the families involved.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Hurricane Matthew Rebuild Lumberton–Week Ended February 3, 2018

Mission Trip Adventures 2.03Volunteers: 1-Summerfield Baptist, Greensboro; 2-Wanda & Friends; 3-Pee Dee Association; 4-Northside Church, Wilmington; 5-Charlie Stroud-Garner; 6-Paul & his Brother in Christ, Stefan, did a great job in the kitchen; Not Pictured-Al Percy.

Al and Paul were our only volunteers until Thursday morning. However by Saturday it was rush rush for David and Billy. God knew we would need some help so he sent Charlie Stroud to see if there was anything he could do. Thank you Charlie and all the volunteers for listening to GOD's call.

Mission Trip Adventures 2.03-001It was a short week but the volunteers came with a heart to serve. The Stanley family got a new roof and lots of sheet rock replaced inside. The Watson and Smith families got inside repairs started following a new roof put on several months ago. Mrs. McCombs got new siding installed and new electrical wiring. The S King home got the electrical wiring started.  At the C King home they laid subfloor and hung sheet rock. In other words it has been very busy in Lumberton the past 3 days,

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Hurricane Matthew Rebuild Lumberton–Week Ending January 27, 2018

Mission Trip Adventures 1.27-001

Volunteers: 1-Sid & Bettyanne Shearin-Littleton Baptist;  2-Anthony & JE; 3-Highland Baptist, Raleigh; 4-Surry Baptist Association; 5-FBC Matthews; 6-Carmel Christian School, Matthews; 7-FBC Swannanoa; 8 & 9-Red Neck Crew-Monroe; 10-Region 5 Feeding; 11-FBC West Jefferson.

Mission Trip Aventures 1.27Another very productive week in Lumberton. The McComb home now has a floor system and wiring. The Graves home has floor insulation and a HVAC system now so with a little TLC next week it will be complete along with the Williamson home.  Sheetrock was hung at 2 other homes. Mrs. King now has energy efficient windows and walls in her home. As soon as another electrician shows up we will wire it and then hang sheet rock.  Floor decking was installed and exterior painted at the C. King home.  To go along with all that time was taken to share the gospel with several neighbors.  We have several small jobs that need to be handled by a group of 3 to 6 people for 2 or 3 days.  Also we are in process of starting 5 complete rebuilds that need lots of skilled people so the job can be done correctly and safely.  Give us a call or sign up at the NC Missions website.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Hurricane Matthew Rebuild Lumberton–January 14-20, 2018

PhotosVolunteers: 1-Biltmore Church, Asheville; 2-FBC Matthews; 3-West Cabarrus Church, Concord; 4-FBC Salisbury; 5-Region 5 Feeding; 6-Orange County Democrats; no group picture-Oak Island Baptist Church.

CollagesDespite the cold temperatures this week teams stayed busy rebuilding homes and witnessing to the community. Flooring and trim work was installed at the Moore house in Whiteville. Trim work and doors were installed at the McAurthur home. Doors, trim work and plumbing fixtures were installed at the Graves home. Rough in plumbing and electrical was also installed at 3 homes. With all that got done there is still plenty to be done. If a good amount of skilled volunteers continue to come to Lumberton to help us rebuild this project could be completed by early fall. However GOD is in control so we will plan on being here until the job is complete or he sends us elsewhere.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Hurricane Matthew Rebuild Lumberton–Week Ending January 13, 2018

Mission Trip Adventures 1.13Volunteers this week: 1-Morganton Baptist Church with The Moores; 2-Region 4 Feeding-Nancy Johnson with Paul; 3-FBC Asheville; 4-Al Percy our assessor; 8-Billy & Robert from Swansboro Baptist.Mission Trip Adventures 1.13-001With several good volunteers from NC Baptist and Christian Aid a lot was accomplished this past week. Cabinets and molding installed and painted at the Moore home puts it as almost complete. Cabinets, flooring trim and painting was done at the MacArthur home. Tear out was done at 4 homes so major rebuild can start next week. Two roofs were replaced by the Christian Aid group along with plumbing, cabinet and trim installation, final painting and touch up at the Williamson home. Floor joist and subfloor replaced at the Freeman home and lots more. And folks wonder why we get tired. The days are long and we answer lots of question each day. BUT when a home owner walks into their newly rebuilt home and starts to tear up and you hear them saying thank you Jesus well that makes it all worth while.  The Lumberton site is currently working on 30 homes with over 70 that have been assessed.  We are in need of skilled plumbers, electricians and framers at this time.  Hope we see y’all soon.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Rebuild Lumberton–December 26-30, 2017

Collages1-Region 2 Feeding Team; 2-Ridgeway Baptist, Candler; 3-FBC Hickory.

Collages14-Cabarrus Baptist Association; 5-FBC Mauldin; 6-Campfield Memorial Baptist, Ellenboro; 7-The Hastings, Hendersonville & One 21, Winston Salem; 8-Crew Chiefs, JE, Stan & Bill.

Mission Trip Adventures 12.301This was a short week but we had lots of great volunteers to finish out 2017.  It was cold but they still came with hearts to serve as called. Teams installed flooring at two homes, caulked and painted in 3 homes, installed floor joists and sub floor and trimmed out windows.Mission Trip Adventures 12.302We had a college group come in for Saturday from Camp Dixie.  They worked on a demo on a home in Lumberton.  Another team stoped work to pray with homeowner.

To start off 2018 we are in need of lots of help.  At present time we are working on 27 different homes and have 73 waiting to start. If we get enough volunteers we want to finish 7 homes in January and start another 4. To do this we need electricians, plumbers, framers, roofers, trim workers, flooring installers, painters and several general labors.  The opportunity for witnessing has also been great this year. If you feel you are not able to help in Lumberton please pray for the ones who can.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–December 10-16, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 12.1611-Biltmore, Asheville with Mike Benedict & Billy Laughinghouse; 2-Ray Greene; 3-Someone forgot to paint the attic staircase door so David is taking care of it; 4-Region 10 Feeding Team-Lee & Mike Willis.CollagesThe teams this week worked at trying to complete several more homes so families could return home.  Electric was completed to HVAC units on the Becote and Moore house as well as receptacles and switches in others. They also installed some additional security lights at the center.  Trim, painting and flooring was completed at the McNair home. The Becote home is complete and a group that worked on their home over the summer delivered some furniture to them on Friday.  Another group gave them canned goods, cleaning supplies and a Food Lion gift card. The Moore and McMillian homes are almost ready to return to the families. Hope this will take place in a couple of weeks.  Volunteers have helped about 60 families this year either return home or receive a dry roof.

There is still lots more work to be done in the Lumberton area that needs teams that can do rebuild work and witnessing.  Please let us know when your rebuild team would like to join us in Lumberton for a few days. We are taking a break to celebrate Christmas with our families and the work in Lumberton will begin back on December 26.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Rebuild Lumberton–December 3-9, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 12.091-FBC Valdese, Michael Locklear, Anthony and our 1st of week cook-Joanne; 2-Michael’s grandson Shane; 3-Our 2nd part of week cook and my admin helper Debbie. Chef Paul is in NH visiting with his mother.Mission Trip Adventures 12.091Teams were small in numbers this week however their hearts were filled with love and helping others.  Floors were finished in one house, 2 roofs installed (3rd started), interior trim work and painting.

Volunteers have helped many families return home this year but we still have over 100 request for help. Check with your team and set a date or week to serve in Lumberton.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Thanksgiving Week & Lumberton Rebuild November 26-December 2, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 12.022We had a great week at home for Thanksgiving. We were able to spend time with family and eat some good food.  We have a lot to be thankful for.Mission Trip Adventures 12.021Volunteers: 1-Billy with Paul Langston; 2-Region 8 Feeding Team; 3-Cornith Baptist Church, Elizabeth City; 4-Greystone Baptist, Raleigh; 5-Rocky River Baptist Church,Polkton; 6-Union Baptist Church, Monroe; Not pictured-Billy Laughinghouse.Mission Trip Adventures 12.02Teams were very active this week. Sheetrock hung and finished, subfloor system, doors installed, shingles installed, wall framing, trim work, electrical completed, floor tile and counter tops installed. Very productive week. With the help of volunteers over next couple weeks hope to finish at least 2 more homes before Christmas.

Volunteer list needs lots more names on it for next few months. Give us a call.