Friday, March 30, 2012

Billy on WRAL

Billy made the news.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dedication of the Branch home AKA the Purple House


With only 3 great volunteers to start the week (Charles, Trevis and Al) I decided to finish a few jobs.  We put up more wall panels in Eric’s so ladies can paint next week.   We then finished putting up siding at Chester’s & Pastor Steve’s.


A the team arrived from Bennett Baptist along with Carl from Fredricksburg, VA.  They went to Elsie’s to put paper on the roof, install some hurricane brackets and work on the front porch.


Thanks to a donation for supplies we were able to build a shed for the purple house.  Wonder if they will paint it purple.


On Saturday we dedicated the Branch’s purple house.  It didn’t dawn on me till that morning that this was the last home NCBM tore out after the flood before we closed the operation last fall.  Now that we are back to rebuild it is the first complete rebuild to be completed.  Wesley is not wiping sweat, it’s tears of joy.  He calls me his angel but I tell him we just try to follow GOD’s call to go and serve.  Gabe on the left in group picture is a local friend who spent as much time working on the house as NCBM did.  Pastor Russ had a great message for the dedication.


On Saturday the team from Bennett started the Kieffer job.  They put in most of the flooring so the HVAC man could start. That afternoon Pastor Russ joined them.  When Michelle came by Billy T. started to talk with her.  As the conversation continues Russ joins in with his cube to share the message.  Then the reward – she prayed to GOD for salvation.


Ann made a local lady and her dog very happy.  The dog had gotten out when she left to carry her grandchildren home.  As the dog wandered the highway, tourist from Kentucky picked it up and brought it to the fire station where Ann accepted responsibility to find his owner which took place about an hour later when she heard a faint call for Buddy and followed the call and reunited them.

Thanks go out to a small team of four and four individuals who made a great team.  They all listened to the call and went to serve as they felt GOD was leading them.

We had another great meal on Saturday night.  The work here is rewarding and the meals are great.  So please call to arrange your trip to Salvo to help us as we strive to serve the LORD.  You can also enjoy the ocean, sound and some beautiful sights all compliments our ALL MIGHTY SAVIOR

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Busy Week and A Long Awaited Barefoot Walk on the Beach


Many of us draw up when we hear college or youth team.  But the college group from Boone this week -  well let’s just say they helped restore my faith in youth and now I look forward to see if the next group can accomplish as much as Oak Grove Baptist did.  We also were blessed with a team from Ahoskie and a two man team from Merry Hill and Murfreesboro.


We finished the ceiling joist and main rafters on Elsie’s house.  The teams worked great together.  As for Allison – who says women can’t cut and build.  She knows how to handle a saw.  And yes guys you also did an awesome job moving the timber and nailing it in the proper place.  I almost forgot, there were several great older leaders who also knew their stuff and they especially enjoyed having young men to handle the timber.  One day the younger people will understand why we older folks love it when GOD sends you to serve.

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The ladies spent most of the week doing a job most despise. They finished, sanded and painted all the sheetrock and luan that was up in Eric’s house.  Another job well done.

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Pastor Steve’s house needed the damaged vinyl and a rear porch removed so the Boone team enjoyed taking out frustrations.  Then we installed wood siding which will last longer on the OBX.  Also found an electrical issue at the meter box and Cape Hatteras Electric again were very helpful and nice.  Great to work in an area where so many residents are willing to help each other.


A church provided funds for materials to build a shed for Jennifer & Wesley so on Thursday three of us started it.  NCBM purchased a larger and safer tool trailer so David & A B came down to transfer all the tools.  Thanks guys cause that was a job I was not looking forward to.  The ladies finished painting early Wednesday and about that time our Baptist Builders shirts and hoodies arrived so they helped Linda and Ann fold them and put them out for sale.  Now everybody needs to come to the OBX to volunteer and buy a shirt.


Looks like somebody has to much free time.  However the days are getting longer and warmer.  What a great place to follow GOD’s call to go and serve.  Please pray and consider coming to the OBX (Salvo) between now and August to serve.  You will be able to help in a rebuild project, witness to others and receive a great blessing yourself.  PLUS you will most likely have time to enjoy the beach which is one of GOD’s many blessing he allows us to treasure.

Our prayer is we will see you in Salvo and together we will follow GOD’s calling to help one another by “going and serving.”

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Only a few here to serve but GOD was present so lots got done


With only one additional volunteer we worked at the Jennifer’s purple house.  Ann & Linda did trim & touch up painting.  Doug put up shelving and cabinet doors.  Jennifer started putting together her furniture.  Don’t know what Linda was doing under counter.  She said something about painting baseboard.


On Thursday we went to Elsie’s house to work.  Lower right is Elsie waiting on us to finish so she can move in.  Maybe we could finish a little sooner if Richie did a little more work instead of talking with Elsie.  Just kidding, he has been an asset to this project.


Being Saturday was Ann’s birthday, she took the day off to go to a quilt show in Maneto with some other ladies from the island.


Linda spent the day cooking and when Jenny got off work she and Jimmy cooked the oysters.  It was a great birthday meal and Ann really was surprised even though she knew we were having oysters.

Looking for a big group to come in tonight so plan to get lots done this week.  Call to make reservations for your week.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Another Blessed Week


Randolph and Steve brought a team from Rebuilding Hope in Henderson on Sunday evening.  They jumped right in Monday morning to complete the framing on Elsie’s house…


and had the sheeting done before they left on Wednesday.


Allen & Steve worked on the new tool trailer, installing lighting and shelves.  Then on Thursday Billy helped them install bamboo flooring in the Branch home.


Phil & Kay  along with Eddie & Ike painted on the Branch home.  The exterior painting is complete and only a bit of trim painting left to do on the inside.


We are still eating good thanks to GOD and some good friends.


Wondering who GOD is sending to help us next week.  So far only one person has called me and he will be leaving on Wednesday to return to school.

ps. We missed the oysters on Thursday night because we left that afternoon to attend the Region 2 Baptist Men’s Training in Kinston and attend revival service on Sunday morning in Momeyer.   Will be back on OBX Monday morning.