Saturday, July 27, 2013

Summer Rush Ends With a Great Work Week

Momeyer Baptist Church_Nashville_NCMomeyer Baptist Church, Nashville, NC   Eddie, Valarie, Doug, Iva & Judy did a paint job in one house and then moved on and caulked and painted trim in another house.  They also clean and sealed the floor at Union Church.  Doug is always eager to learn something new so I let him cut and install some missing baseboard molding.

Bailey Baptist Church, Bailey, NC  Emily & Ed rode up with the Momeyer team to to do shower & laundry which includes the four bathrooms in the church.  They also do chaplaincy so they contacted a family in need of support.Our Redeemer's UMC_Schaumburg_ILOur Redeemer’s United Methodist Church, Schaumburg, IL  The group split several ways due to size and skills.  Along with other small jobs they worked steady on two large demo job tearing out sheet rock and flooring at two homes while others were were installing sheet rock and flooring on two rebuild jobs.  They also led some music during devotions. They enjoyed getting together and playing games in the evenings.Providence Baptist Church_Raleigh_NCProvidence Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC     This team also split up.  They rebuilt two bathrooms,  built a porch and steps so a senior would get in and out easy, did a couple of tear outs, installed insulation and started replacing shake shingles on a home.  Don Galimore came in Wednesday.  He joined one of their groups as they took down and replaced the upper room steps at Union Church.Covenant Baptist Church_Shepherdstown_ WVCovenant Baptist Church, Shepherdstown, WV   Kyler returned from West Virginia with a group of energetic youth and leaders.  They installed the shingles on Joan’s house, installed crawl space insulation in three homes, did tear outs and moved our frozen food back into the NBCM refer.Collages51-Region 5 Feeding Team led by Ruby Wester; 2-IL team praying for  a God led day; 3-A dining hall full for dinner and devotions; 4-Lined up at the tool trailer; 5-Faithful Don back to help us; 6-Eric the Ice Man.7.277-Carl and Richard came back with the feeding team to do mold fogging; 8-Eric’s home theater system with surround sound (ear buds); 9-Contents of refer moved for the third time; 10-Feeding team peeling real potatoes for supper; 11-Jackie, one of the homeowners being helped this week was so grateful that she showed up to thank (and hug) the team one more time before they left NJ; 12-Doug celebrated his birthday this week by being first in line for every meal.

Lots of Spirit led work this week.  I see it and so do the local residents.  It is such a blessing to be in a store, shop or on the board walk and a stranger walks up and says “Thank you for what you are doing for our neighbors”.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Our Biggest Week So Far

Teams1This week we had 93 volunteers on site. 1-Lakeside Baptist Church, Greensboro, GA;  2-Billy testing out Ann’s yard sale bike;  3-South Haven Baptist Church, Springfield, MO;  4-Region 9/10 Feeding Team-Cary, Kerry, Eric and Ronnie;  5-First Baptist, Staunton,VA.  Much was accomplished this week by these teams but we were to busy to get pictures.Collages5Tuesday night we received a NCMB refer trailer to replace the US Foods one we had been using.  On Wednesday morning Billy built a temporary platform between the trailers and some of the Georgia group helped Eric move all the frozen food.  Then on Friday morning the new unit shut down.  We tried to get someone from Thermo King to service it with no luck.  Billy worked on it for about an hour and then made the call to reload the food back into the old trailer.  Unfortunately we have no tractor so it all had to be loaded into a pick up, moved and the reloaded into trailer.  What a blessing GOD had the foresight that we would still need the old trailer and it had not been picked up.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Many Hands Serving God

first Baptist Church-Dunn NCAlma and her group from Region 7 returned to cook again.  A special thanks to those who return to a location time and time again. 

The Dunn team was large and divided up for many tasks.  They cleaned out under homes, pulled weeds, put up storm doors, installed laminate, reinstalled cabinets and two large counter tops that were saved during tear out, painted and cleaned windows.  Most importantly they took time to present two bibles and pray with homeowners.  Wise Baptist Church

Tony is another faithful volunteer who has made several trips to Jersey since the storm.  He helped us catch up on assessments and checked in with homeowners to see if they were ready for their work to begin.

The Wise team also split up.  There main task for the week was helping Union Church with VBS. Don’t know who enjoyed it the most – the Wise team or children of Lavallette.  Either way I saw a lot of happy children and adults as GOD’s word was spread.  Others on the team removed shingles and then installed new ones,  cleaned, tore out sheet rock in a home,  raked rock (substitute for grass here) and painted.

Both groups were large and willing to split up into several groups.  This by some is called being flexible.  To me it was a blessing and a way for them to share  the LOVE OF GOD in more places and to more people.

We are continuing to get new work requests almost daily again.  So if you have not yet visited us in New Jersey or are thinking about a return trip go ahead and call NCBM to book your time.  GOD has put us in locations where his word and love is needed.  We need you and many others to help us as we serve our all mighty GOD by working through the North Carolina Baptist Men helping the homeowners rebuild their lives and homes.


Saturday, July 6, 2013

4th of July Week

Ohio TeamMany people choose to spend the week of the Fourth at a lake or on the beach.  This group came all the way from Ohio to spend it serving GOD in Jersey. They mudded, sanded and painted sheet rock,  repaired shingles, installed doors and hung vinyl.  They also helped out at a food pantry and thrift store and helped paint a church.  Best thing they did was share God’s love. St. Bartholomew YouthThe St Bartholomew team help move sand and clean yards and visited the seniors in the rehab center across the road. They were a true blessing for the seniors who enjoy company especially when it is youth.

Region 1 feeding team returned with 6 members.  Being we had such large teams they did not get time to work in the field this time.

Tony Treat also returned to help us catch up on some office and assessment work.

We have been here in Jersey serving GOD for 5 1/2 months now and have enjoyed every moment.  However we would like to take the first week of August off and go visit North Carolina along with spend a few days at Lake Gaston.  If you would be willing to help out and relieve us PLEASE contact me or Bill Martin.