Wednesday, August 24, 2011


There were many homes and lives lost in this area as a result of the April 16 tornados that swept across Eastern NC.  NCBM volunteers are rebuilding four homes. Last  Wednesday  we traveled to Colerain to set up a shower/laundry unit and a bunk unit in preparation of the rebuild start. On Thursday and Friday we laid out 3 of the 4 foundations for the homes to be built.

Bertie 8

We are being hosted by Colerain Baptist Church.  Their secretary Sheran has been a big help to us and so have some of the other church members.  The leadership team is housed in their church parsonage and the DROC is in the church fellowship hall.  Our cook team, from Elizabeth City, is using the fire department training building right down the street.

After a quick weekend in Momeyer we were back in Colerain on Monday.  Along with 10 other volunteers we dug, installed rebar and then poured the first  foundation footing.  While waiting for the concrete trucks we dug most of the second footing.  We are planning to pour the third foundation today and hopefully the fourth tomorrow.  The LORD provided the help we needed and then helped us work together great.  Please continue to pray for us as we work this week. We need masons and labors to help get the foundation laid so framers can start soon.

We are closely watching the Irene forecasts so we will know when we need to head back east.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Week Ago in Minot

TervisWe have been home from Minot for over a week and I am finally getting to our final pictures for this mission.  I don’t know if I get too busy or too tired at the end.

On Thursday morning we were told we would be moving the laundry unit to the new city shelter sometime that day.  We decided to stop accepting loads after 42 and finished them all before we moved.

Pictures from top left: Ann waiting on one of the last loads. Three heads are better than one. Billy wondering where to put more bags.  Lots of people brought their clothes in Tide bags.   Billy telling the power company people where we were moving.minot friday Billy had to retrieve fingernail clippers from a dryer. Our replacement team came in just in time to help us move and setup in our new location at the Cameron Indoor Tennis Center.  This was a victim shelter run by the city.  It was quite interesting watching this group put the tent up.