Sunday, August 5, 2012

Full House

Fun Day OBX Rebuild 8.4

We had a wonderful day last Sunday.  Started out at Cape Hatteras Baptist with a great service with a surprise baptism. Then our friends Mike and Lynn Anders and their son Rob took us out on their boat to a small island in the inlet between Hatteras and Ocracoke for some fun in the sun, swimming and a Momeyer watermelon. Then we went further out in the sound to do some clamming. When we got back to Salvo our friend Charles Aultman, who we have missed so much, was waiting on the porch for us.  It don't get much better this side of heaven.

Teams OBX Rebuild 8.4

Now on to the work week.  We had a full house this week.  Our largest number of team members at one time. Our teams this week:

  • A.  Alex, a young man from VA gave up a day of his vacation to volunteer.
  • B.  Our daughter Kim and her husband Pastor Brandon with mission team from Calis, OH
  • C.  Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Morganton, NC
  • D.  Carolina Memorial Baptist Church in Thomasville, NC
  • E.  Charles Aultman from Roxboro.  Somehow we never get a picture of him.

Jerome OBX Rebuild 8.4

God was GREAT to Billy this week. Not only did He send the Calais team with Kim & Brandon he also sent many other volunteers with good leadership so Billy was able to hang out work with Kim & Brandon. The Calais team installed windows and framed the interior walls in Jerome’s mobile home.  Many of you may wonder why Billy enjoys working on mobile homes – well it is the industry that he grew up in and the career that God kept him in so we can go and serve God now as we feel led.

Jordan OBX Rebuild 8.4

The Morganton group spent the week in Avon. They sanded & then painted Reba’s interior. Then they laid the flooring and started the trim work.  And yes that is water. It has been raining a lot here over the past few weeks and sometimes the water in the yards and streets seem deeper than the sound.

K Williams OBX Rebuild 8.4

They also group split up for a couple of days and some went to Kathy’s (across street) to install the rest of the base board, padding and strips for the carpet and install flooring in the kitchen.  Bobby came back down from Nags Head and laid the carpet.  Sure wish NCBM had a volunteer carpet person we could call on.

M Midgett OBX Rebuild 8.4

In between the rain  showers some of the Calais group & Thomasville group got a lot of the outside of Mildred Midgett's house painted.  They chose the yellow, white & brown cause it is how daddy painted it when he built it and it has always been that color.

S Meyers OBX Rebuild 8.04

HL carried the Thomasville guys to Steve’s to finish the rails and post on his porch and steps. Charles also helped them.

Elsie   Hooper OBX Rebuild  8.4

Charles and the Thomasville ladies cleaned up around Elsie’s and stacked up the leftover timber.  When the guys finished at Steve’s they moved to Elsie’s and worked on the ramp rails.  Some of the ladies joined Mike & Rob in Mike’s shop to help sand the cabinets he is building for Elsie’s house.

Emergeny Services Appreciation Day OBX 8.4

Thursday was American Heroes Day at the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station.  Some of our volunteers helped Salvo Fire Dept. sell shirts and hotdogs and some of them worked in the museum.  Ann and Linda took a ride in Hatteras Electric bucket truck.  The views were great from the top.  Linda got a great picture (top left) of the Bonner Bridge which is 17 miles away.

Fun OBX Rebuild 8.4

On Tuesday night we celebrated the birthdays of Elsie and Buddy, the fire chief’s mother and father-in-law. The Thomasville group had VBS on Thursday and Friday afternoon and showed the movie Courageous on Friday night.  They built a bond fire on the beach two nights and Ann tagged along.  Marshmallows were roasted and guitars provided the music for some singing. 

If you have followed our blog you may have noticed some things.  Many groups are just men, some are just ladies, some are let’s say senior and some are very young.  Most important is they all came to OBX “Salvo” to serve an awesome GOD.  Many hours of labor have been given to help other people that they may or may not have even met.  They came to serve whomever needed their help.  Thanks to all who have served with us and be assured your presence has made a big difference in the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo & Avon. You have planted the seeds.  Now pray that others will help them grow so GOD can harvest His children.

And yes HE has also made it possible for teams that wished to enjoy some fun time while they were here also.  Hope to see all of you again soon.

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