Two weeks ago I had no volunteers coming for the week of February 20th and Charles was leaving on the 21th. But within a couple of days the phone started to ring as GOD touched the hearts of some needed volunteers. Dale from Manteo came each day. Sharon & Tim came from Pilot Mountain. David brought four from Edenton (Chris, Mike, Jan and Lisa). AB, Ruth Ann, Ben and Becky came from Murfreesboro. Steve and David came from Elizabeth City.
Alvin lead a team from Memorial Baptist in Williamston. They arrived on Monday and worked on three different houses while here including installing siding on Chester’s mobile home. They are a great example of how much a small team can get done when GOD leads the way.
The ladies painted at the Branch house getting it so close to being ready for flooring to be installed. If you have not noticed the color it is purple inside and out, just what Jennifer wants.
Two hours after David told me who was coming with him the Methodist Men here asked if we could build a ramp for a 93 year young lady who had fallen. My first thought was YES GOD I will call David so he can prepare to build it.
As Sharon & Tim worked on getting the pilings and floor system ready they were joined on Friday by Steve & David from Elizabeth City along with Mike Layton from Edenton. With the floor in David, Chris, Ben & A B joined Mike on Saturday to build and stand the exterior walls on Elsie’s home. Oh how much can happen when we listen to the call and respond to where GOD is calling us to serve. To see pictures of Elsie original over 100 year old house go to Michael Halminski's Photography Blog.
THANK YOU GOD for a great group of men and women who served this week and got so much accomplished.
Ann will not have to go far now when she goes to post office to get the mail – across the drive. Actually this is the historic post office of Salvo also known as North Carolina's Smallest Post Office in America. It had to be moved due to a home being built where it was sitting. It is now on the Salvo Fire Department land and should never have to be moved again.
GOD has provided us with some great food like this Ho Ho cake Ann made. So when you come plan to serve GOD as we try to follow His call to share His word as we use our actions and hands to rebuild this part of the OBX. I know you will get a blessing from the work and GOD will provide some great looking and tasting meals.
What a sunset He provided as the week ended on Saturday evening. The sun rises are great also. My thanks to all who have come to the OBX to serve already. We are getting many more requests for help so please consider coming to Salvo to serve GOD this year.