Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Progress on Houses

The last of the block and brick have been laid. The ceiling of the last two safe rooms are being formed and will be poured Wednesday morning which will complete the concrete work.  Two homes have been framed and sheeted however we still need to finish the porches and overhangs so shingles and vinyl can be done. 

Bertie 10.19

Lots of thanks to Mike Layton for listening to GOD and following the call to come to Colerain and help us out. He knows how to build a house!! He gave up working on houses he was building along with fishing for 2 weeks. Hate to see him leave, however I know God will send a replacement. Also want to thank all the others who have come to help share God's love by giving of their selves to help build these four homes. We still are in need of volunteers for several more weeks and would love YOUR help.

Bertie Co

Thanks to a great feeding team last week.  Two days they served a full house when the Friends (Quakers) had lunch with us.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Back in Colerain

Bertie 10.17

Wonderful day in Colerain.  In case you didn't know, we arrived back in Colerain last Monday to continue working with NCBM building four houses for GOD's people who lost their homes in April's tornadoes. Sunday I made the mistake of wondering if GOD would send only a few people to work.  But as the sun rose, and over the next couple of hours, 27 folks had arrived to work.  THANK YOU GOD and all who came, not only yesterday, but also last week.  With the preparation work done last week,  yesterday we were able to put in the floor system for two houses and almost covered both of them.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Last Nights in Rodanthe

On Tuesday, October 4 we got on the ferry and headed home.  We were replaced by JE and Betsy Skinner so that we could get a few days at home before reporting back to Colerain for the rebuild project we were part of before Hurricane Irene came along.  We really enjoyed our time and work in the Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo villages and were sad to leave.  We met so many nice people that we will always remember.

Weeks 3 and 4

Pictures-clockwise starting at top right

  • Billy and Jerry talk to Shelia-a homeowner we helped “paying it forward”
  • Ken Davis’s feeding team
  • Jerry Barbee’s feeding team
  • Robert Taylor’s feed team
  • Linda Skinner
  • Recovery team from Greensboro

Weeks 3 and 41

Pictures-clockwise starting at top right

  • Salvo Fire Chief Jimmy Hooper with wife Jenny and daughter Elaine
  • Our luxury accommodations (thanks Midgett Realty and Jenny)
  • Glad this isn’t our camper
  • Jim working at the Really Free Store
  • Brian and Sharon on their anniversary
  • My new friend Liz the Energizer Bunny
  • Judy helping to unload a trailer at the Really Free Store
  • Jim and Judith Hale, our chaplains for almost 3 weeks
  • Chicamacomico Fire Chief Mike Daughtery with Billy