Sunday, June 1, 2014

Week Two for Georgia Baptist Collegiate Ministry

Mission Trip Adventures 5.31  Our teams this week: 1-Providence Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC; 2-Georgia Baptist Collegiate Ministry; Our revolving feeding team from NJ/NY Baptist Convention and Living Gospel Baptist Church, Rutherford, NJ: 1-Pastor Dennis and Elaine O’Neill; 4-Diane, George and Elaine; 5-Elaine and Louise.  Thanks for coming.Mission Trip Adventures 5.312  The Georgia BCM group stayed on for another week. Still split into two groups group one started a new job replacing sheetrock, spackling, sanding and painting. Group two did another roofing job. Mid week the teams joined to help repair some paneling and paint it all white. When a young college group signs up to come do rebuild I must say I don’t know what to expect because some times they bring only a few skills. But I must say this group came ready to learn and a desire to work. They also had some awesome leadership. We miss them already.Mission Trip Adventures 5.311  We were also blessed with a return trip from Providence Baptist in Raleigh. Most of them worked in Point Pleasant Beach at John’s house. They installed insulation, hung sheet rock, mudded and sanded it, painted, installed kitchen cabinets and even worked on the toilet. Three of the guys also worked at Anthony’s to frame and hang sheet rock for a fire wall along with installing backer board.Mission Trip Adventures 5.313  Four of the students helped with the music at Union Church on Sunday morning as well as played and sang for us other nights. On Tuesday night we went to a supper for several volunteer groups working in Ocean County.  Cathy McCann, president of NJ VOAD presented Billy a Certificate of Appreciation plague for the work being done in New Jersey by The North Carolina Baptist Men.  Being the days are now longer and warmer after a days works many volunteers are enjoying some boardwalk and beach time.  On Monday the Georgia group took the day off and went to New York.  The two young ladies on the couch had spent most of their days in New Jersey on two different roof tops removing and replacing shingles so when they sat down it wound up being a well deserved nap.

The requests for help rebuilding homes continue to come in.  We still need many more volunteer groups to sign up and make the trip to New Jersey to help share the gospel by giving the people hope and encouragement as we rebuild homes damaged by SANDY.

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