Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–October 8-14, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 10.141-FBC Hickory; 2-Al Percy with Billy; 3-Debbie Holloway; 4 & 5-Colonial Baptist, Trinity; 6-Church 180, Rock Hill, SC; 7-Daystar Church ,Greensboro.Mission Trip Adventures 10.141Started the week out with one team from Hickory. They were joined by three other churches for the end of the week. Teams have been busy hanging sheetrock, installing cabinets, plumbing, electrical, painting, laying flooring and doing trim work. Also want to say thanks to Christian Aid for continuing to lend a hand in the rebuild efforts of Lumberton. They have worked on three homes for us this week.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild - Day of Service - October 7, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 10.07Governor Cooper and his staff put together a Day of Service to remember Matthew’s visit one year ago.  5 sites were chosen to be work sites. Close to 100 people showed up to help rebuild in Lumberton.  The Governor his wife and daughter helped hang sheet rock at a home on Oregon Street. The rest of the windows were also replaced.

Mission Trip Adventures 10.071Governor Cooper tried to personally thank each volunteer for their help to rebuild Lumberton. Mike Sprayberry was also in Lumberton and did his part at helping out.  One of the groups was from a local high school. Their teacher plans to bring them back several times so he can teach them basic building skills. This will help us out a lot as well as the students being able to learn skills.

The rebuild project in Lumberton is like most other disasters. Once the news media leaves the rest of the public believes all is done and help goes away but we are still here and can use your help.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–September 24-30, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 9.301-Union Baptist, Monroe; 2-FBC Matthews; 3-Ed Coletrain; 4-Sid & BettyAnn; 5-Swananoa Baptist Church; 6-Community Bible Church, High Point; 7-Feeding Region 2; 8-Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Cramerton; 9-Vertical Church, Lumberton; Not pictured: Al Percy & Orange County Democratic Party.

Mission Trip Adventures 9.301Another week of dedicated volunteers who came to Lumberton with a heart full of compassion and ready to serve GOD as needed. This week teams have installed two metal roofs, replaced windows on two homes, installed sub flooring, laid flooring, built walls, installed and finished wiring, lots of painting, hung insulation and did two tear outs.  One of our highlights this week was when Susanna McNeil moved her stuff back into her rebuilt home. David and I had a chance to chat and pray with her on Saturday. She called many of the volunteers who worked on her house by name and thanked the Lord for each one.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–September 17-23, 2017

MissionTripAdventures 9.231-Feeding Region 4 Part 1; 2-Feeding Region 4 Part 2; 3-Ray Greene, Union Church, Monroe and David; 4-Sunset Road BC, Charlotte; 5-Life Community Church, Thomasville; 6-Church at Charlotte; 7-Biltmore Church, Ashville & Terry from Archdale.CollagesWhat an awesome week. Only had a few teams but so much got done. Lots of beginning and finish painting, sub flooring going down at a couple homes and finish flooring at another, plumbing, electric and the list goes on.  Did I mention four final inspections so more families can move back home. Also had a visit from Richard Brunson along with Debra Morgan with WRAL TV 5.  She is putting together a special for October 8th which will be the 1 year anniversary of Hurricane Matthew.  Yes it has been one year and with lots of help both physical and monetary NCBM is making a difference in the Lumberton area.  Your help will be needed for the next few years so more families can return home.  Please call soon and reserve your dates.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–September 10-16, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 9.161-Cheryl & Antony; 2-Park Place BC, Thomasville;  3-Paul Langston & JE Skinner; 4-Feeding Region 3-Earl, RW, Doreen & Scott (All back for a second week); 5-Grey Stone BC, Durham; 6-Daystar Church, Greensboro; 7-Christ Community Church-Pinehurst. Mission Trip Adventures 9.16-001 The number of volunteers was low this week but they made up for the low numbers with the desire to serve to their full ability as the LORD provided. They have gotten three more homes ready for final inspection on Monday as well as moving other jobs way along in the rebuild process.  Some of them love serving the LORD so much you would say they just dug right into it.  In reality Paul and Ed were under homes and in attics and when you sweat and do that you gonna get dirty.  J E came down for a few days to help us get some cabinets finished and then he built another much needed shelf in the tool room.

As for the concrete we saw a portion of the dock area started to sink in so we cut and dug it out to find out most likely the fill dirt was not properly packed before it was poured 40 years ago.  But it is now all repaired.

Governor Cooper is promoting a Volunteer Day in NC on October 7th.  Lumberton will be one of the work sites. We are looking for leaders with rebuild skills to help lead teams on the 7th.  So please call us to sign up to serve.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–August 26–September 9, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 9.9First Week: 1-FBC Salisbury; Second Week: 2-Southeast BC, Greensboro; 3-Tom Yarbrough, Winston-Salem; 4-Region 3 Feeding; 5-Life Community Church, Greensboro; 6-Ideal Electrical Services, Indian Trail; 7-FBC Mauldin, SC.

Mission Trip Adventures 9.9-001We only had a one team scheduled  for last week we took the week off. We had a nice time at home and with family. David took off this week and Anthony a few days each week.  By rotating our time the site remained open and lots of work got done.  Teams have been working lately to complete some of the many homes we are working on. Sophie worked on electrical issues last week and then on Friday Jeff Little brought a large electric crew in to help out. Most volunteers have done trim work touch up painting and floor installation. A group this week also installed floor decking.  In other words a little of every thing has been done over the past two weeks. One of the most asked question this week was were we closing up and going to Texas or Florida.  NC Baptist Men does have teams in Texas and others will respond south when and as needed.  As for the Lumberton operation the plan is for it to stay open and operating.  So if you have already made plans to come to Lumberton I pray you will stay the course.  And if you want to volunteer to help others in need but don’t want to travel to Texas or Florida then please come to Lumberton to help rebuild homes so the people here can return to their home.  Also with big cooking teams going out of state we are being left short handed in the kitchen. So we still need many volunteers to rebuild Hurricane Matthew damaged homes and cook to feed the volunteers.

Also, Ann walked in the First Annual Robeson County Walk to Remember today (Saturday) at Luther Britt Park and received a Challenge Coin.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–August 20-26, 2017

8.26Volunteers this week: 1-Sophie with Biltmore Baptist, Asheville; 2-Reg 4 Feeding Part 1; 3-Southeast Baptist, Greensboro; 4-Al Percy; 5-Calvary Chapel, Greensboro; 6-Charlie Stroud; 7-Ginger & Robert Isenhour; 8-Reg 4 Feeding Part 2; 9-Trinity Baptist, Raleigh.

Mission Trip Advendures 8.26It has been a great week in Lumberton.  Had some small groups full of people with servants hearts wanting to help as needed.  Teams have painted, installed insulation, installed floor decking, laid flooring, did lots of trim work, hung doors, hung siding and so much more.  We will be able to call for final inspection on more homes on Monday and soon Joanne, Susannah and the Lewis’s  will be headed home.  It is definitely a blessing to serve helping to rebuild a home so people can return home.  If you have never done it call us to arrange your day or week.

As normal for this time of the year volunteer numbers are low.  The ones who come make a difference in somebodies life.  Hope to hear from more volunteers so we will have volunteers each week during the remaining summer, fall and winter months.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Rebuild–August 13-19, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 08.19Our volunteers: 1-River Community Church, Fayetteville; 2-Park Place Baptist, Thomasville; 3-Union Baptist, Monroe; 4-Part of Region 3 Feeding; 5-Morris, Biltmore Baptist & Sothie, KC Missouri - Our electricial team; 6-David & Fred, Edenton & Bill, Sanford; 7-Life Community Church, Greensboro; 8-Euto Baptist, Marshville; 9-1st  United Methodist, Cary.Mission Trip Adventures 08.19It’s been a very productive week even with the heat and humidity.  Teams have been under the homes , in them and on the roof.  Some of the teams joined up to work on the same homes.  Teams have laid shingles, installed insulation, hung sheet rock, wired, plumbed stained , painted, installed cabinets and built counter tops, installed floor decking and much more.  It’s amazing how much work can be done with only a few volunteers.  My thought is THANK YOU LORD.  We are still in need of skilled electricians, plumbers and trim finishers so we can complete the 30 homes we are currently working on and start more.  Currently we have over 100 request that we have not begun to help yet. We all are very happy to have Anthony back.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–August 6-12, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 8.121-Ed Coletrane; 2-Al Percy; 3-Bethany Bethany Baptist, Winston-Salam; 4-Branch's Baptist Church, Richmond, VA; 5-Reg 2 Feeding with local help; 6-Bagley Swamp Wesleyan Church, Hertford.

Mission Trip Adventures 8.12-002Teams were busy this week. Painting, installing floor decking and flooring, plumbing, shingling and lots more.

Mission Trip Adventures 8.12-001Part of the Bethany team did two Backyard Bible Clubs each day. They had lots of fun while showing these kids the love of Jesus.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–July 30-August 5, 2017

8.5Volunteers: 1-Region 1 Feeding; 2-Village Baptist Church, Fayetteville; 3-The Summit Church, Kernersville; 4-Wanda's Friends, Kannapolis; 5-Life Community Church, Greensboro.Mission Trip Adventures 8.5The summer rush is over. This is the first time in a while that we had low numbers and only a half week of that.  However each group came with a heart to serve at whatever needed to be done even if it wasn’t their favorite task.  A team worked on the Moore home hauling in sand to fill low spots under the home and then installed all new floor joists.  Another team installed kitchen cabinets and did trim work in two homes while the rest of their group followed them with caulking and paint.  Another group installed sheet rock and subflooring. A group arrive that we forgot to put on forecast and they installed sheetrock, mudded it and painted the rest of the house.  So yes they were small in numbers but by having a servants heart and following HIS call a lot of work and even more witnessing was done.

The weather is changing and the number of volunteers on our forecast are low.  Please consider bringing a team to serve at one of the 5 eastern North Carolina rebuild sites.  And yes we hope it is Lumberton.  We have bunk beds and inside showers for all as well as a great kitchen and dining hall. Hope to see your group soon!