Saturday, April 14, 2018

Hurricane Matthew Rebuild Lumberton April 8-14, 2018

Misson Trip Adventures 4.141-Feeding Region 7; 2-FBC West Jefferson; 3-Shiloh Bible Church & Bloomsburg Church, PA; 4-Seneca Trail Christian Academy, WV; 5-Trinity Baptist Church, Raleigh; 6-Moravia Moravian Church, Oakridge.

Misson Trip Adventures 4.1417-Shiloh Truelight Church of Christ, Monroe; 8-Brooks & Harold, BCC, Clayton; 9-FBC Henderson Youth; 10-FBC Summerfield; 11-Beulah Association; 12-Rowan Baptist, Clinton.

4.14We have been very busy in Lumberton this week. Several teams came with a desire to serve so much was done. Sheet rock hanging completed on four homes, four interiors painted and flooring started.  Rough in plumbing and electric done on two homes. Shingles laid on two homes. Vinyl siding and metal trim installed as well as subfloor laid in two homes. I know I have missed something however it was a great week and GOD’s hands were seen many times.

One team worked at completing a home they helped start last year. While they were working Leonard a neighbor who had helped them with tear out came by. They talked and asked if he had been using the study bible they gave him last year. He smiled and responded YES but my daughter asked if she could read it so he gave it to her. So the team gave him another one.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Hurricane Matthew Rebuild Lumberton–April 2-7, 2018

Mission Trip Adventures 4.07

1-Baptist Center Church, Clayton; 2-Pee Dee Baptist Association; 3-Reg 6 Feeding Team; 4-University Hills BC, Charlotte; 5-Thursday night supper at Pier 41 Seafood enjoyed by all; 6-David & Steve; 7-Sid and BettyAnne, FBC Littleton; 8-McGee Construction Co., Monroe; 9-FBC Morganton.

4.7Several small teams this week. They spread out and got lots done. The Pee Dee group replaced a roof. Others hung insulation and sheet rock and cleaned, primed and painted walls. Some laid flooring, did trim work including caulking and painting. Som sites were cleaned up behind previous volunteer teams.  We didn’t complete any jobs this week but got several a lot closer to being finished.

Ann and I joined many others in Charlotte for the Mission Conference. It was great to see many old friends while studying for future mission work.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Hurricane Matthew Rebuild Lumberton March 25-31, 2018

Mission Trip Adventures 3.3111-Region 5 Feeding Team; 2-FBC Matthews; 3-Westwood Baptist, Cary; 4-FBC Rutherfordton; Not Pictured-David Sinclair.

Mission Trip Adventures 3.31Teams worked this week installing floors, painting, wiring and plumbing. The Rutherfordton group striped shingles off part of a house and then on Saturday they installed new shingles  Next week we will be finishing a few homes and starting more new homes.  Looking for lots of skilled help.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–March 18-24, 2018

Mission Trip Adventures 3.241-Region 4 Feeding; 2-Community Bible Church, HIgh Point; 3-Surry Baptist Men; 4-FBC Sailsbury; 5-Biltmore, Asheville.Mission Trip Adventures 3.2416-Church 180, Rock Hill, SC;  7-Christ Community Church, Pinehurst & Summit Church, Apex; 8-Flemings Chapel, Lenior; 9-Rankin Lake Baptist, Dallas; 10-Highland Baptist, Raleigh; 11-Oak Island Baptist; Not Pictured-New Hope, Laurinburg.Mission Trip Adventures 3.24-001Several groups of volunteers from many churches this week. We finished the Freeman home and almost finished the C. King home on Spruce.  We are waiting on Lowe’s for the 6th week to get us a set of shower walls.  Maybe next week. Subfloor and walls were installed in 3 homes. Insulation and sheetrock installed in 2 homes, trim work in several homes as well as lots of electrical and plumbing.  Waiting on more HVAC duct to be finished. Best way to put it is “lots got done this week and home owners are happy.”

Put together a skilled team and give us a call on when y’all want to come to Lumberton to help share the gospel and rebuild homes.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild March 11-17, 2018

Mission Trip Adventures 3.171-The Summit Church & International Students, Inc. Duke University; 2-Region 3 Feeding Team; 3-Providence Baptist, Raleigh; 4-Grey Stone Baptist, Durham;5-Hope Moravian, Indiana.Mission Trip Adventures 3.1716-Debbie & Cathy on their way to NCBM training; 7-Hope Baptist Church, Cary; 8-Christ the Cornerstone Academy, Laurinburg; 9-Bethel Baptist, Ronda; 10-The Two Davids; 11-Fishing Creek, Wilkesboro.Mission Trip Adventures 3.171It has been a very interesting week in Lumberton. One team stayed all week and several others came for a few days or just one day. Painting was completed until kitchen cabinets are installed at the J McMillian home. The Thomas home is now complete thanks to the international group who spent many hours painting, cleaning, hooking up plumbing and the final trim work. The Freeman home will get HVAC next week along with some final TLC and it will be complete. In the C King home the flooring is almost finished, kitchen cabinets and vanities are in waiting on tops, most doors and trim work complete as well as electrical.  The S. King home got flooring and trim work started as well as bath hooked up after some minor changes.  Also the homes on Hay Street moved a lot closer to being ready to start towards finishing.  Part of a team painted the dock entrance to the rebuild facility.

Still lots of work to be done in Lumberton. Our needs at this time are for small volunteer teams with building skills. We have several homes that teams have replaced the roof and now the inside repairs need to be done while the home owners are still living there. We also have homes that need plumbing rough in and hook up done.

Give us a call to schedule your trip.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Hurricane Matthew Rebuild Lumberton–March 4-10, 2018

Mission Trip Adventures p1Volunteers: 1-The Smith Family, Charlotte and Cathy, Wisconsin; 2-Steve & JE, Williamston; 3-Calvary Baptist, Reidsville; 4-Greystone Baptist, Raleigh; 5-Region 2 Feeding Team with Paul; 6-South Point, Belmont.

Mission Trip Adventures p2Teams spent a lot of time this week on their knees laying flooring and installing subfloor.  Some did hang doors and trim out windows. We completed two more roof jobs with the help of Christian Aid. We still have a big need for experienced teams. Need plumbers, trim carpenters, framers, trim metal workers and finished flooring installers.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–February 25-March 3, 2018

Mission Trip Adventures 3.0311-Hillside Community Church, Wrightwood, CA; 2-Bagley Swamp Wesleyan Church, Hertford; 3-Rocky Hock Baptist Church, Edenton;  4-Walt’s Team, Monroe; 5-Region 1 Feeding/Rebuild Team; Not pictured: David Sinclair, Crew Chief; Episcopal Diocese of NC, Raleigh; Wanda's Team.

Mission Trip Adventures 3.03It’s been a very busy week in Lumberton. Had several past volunteers to come help rebuild. It is great to have teams that have been before. Not only is it a volunteer reunion but you already know what the group is qualified to do. This week experienced teams worked at many homes. Some worked at Shirley King’s home hanging sheet rock and rearranging her bath.  The Thomas home had the hardwood floors and kitchen cabinets installed.  The Freeman home also got flooring installed and electrical finished .  J. McMillian’s home got hardwood and tile completed, doors hung and trim installed as well as mostly painted. The McComb home has been painted and is now ready for window trim and flooring . The Eady and McCoy homes are almost finished gutting.  Floor system replacement should start this week.  Christian Aid has helped with two roof replacements also.

Last Sunday afternoon we attended the Black History Celebration at Sandy Grove Baptist Church and received a plaque for NCBM volunteer service in Lumberton.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Hurricane Matthew Rebuild Lumberton–February 18-24, 2018

Mission Trip Adventures 2.241-Region 10 Feeding; 2-FBC Garner; 3-Pleasant Gardens Baptist- Marion; 4-Michael Locklear; 5-Village Baptist, Fayetteville.

Collages6-Christ Community Church, Pinehurst; 7-Samaria Baptist, Middlesex; 8-Highlands Baptist, Raleigh;9-FBC Oak Island.

Mission Trip Adventures 2.241Been another busy week in Lumberton. Teams have been busy witnessing and rebuilding. Jobs this week ranged from the ground to the roof.  Footers formed for new foundation, Insulation installed in several home, flooring, trim work and painting. On Saturday teams helped clean up behind other volunteers at several homes. So many homes are now closer to being complete and the yards are clean. David got final inspections on the P. McMillian home and the B. Simpson home on Friday so these two families can now return home. 

We still have 97 job request on our list and only working on 27 at this time.  Therefore we could use your help in Lumberton.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–February 11-17, 2018

2.171-FBC Mauldin, SC; 2-Regions 9 & 10 Feeding Team (not pictured Horace & Eunice, Reg. 4); 3-Al Percy; 4-Westwood Baptist Church, Cary; 5&6-Eagle Exteriors, NY (5 includes Charlie Stroud, crew chief); 7-Greystone Baptist, Durham; 8-Biltmore, Asheville; 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.