Sunday, September 28, 2014

Good to Have Returning Volunteers

Mission Trip Adventures 9.28  Our volunteers this week:  1-Biltmore Baptist, Asheville, NC (A team from this church comes every other month.); 2-Grace Haven Baptist Fellowship, Wake Forest, NC (Their second trip); 3-Robin from Biltmore helping Ann make fall decorations to brighten our dining tables; 4-Region 6 Feeding Team-Marlene, Tom and Sharon (Sunni)-They came up on short notice and were great to work with; 5-Matthews Baptist Church-Matthews, NC (This group of men have made several trips here.)Mission Trip Adventures 9.28.14 p2  The Grace Haven group took on several different task this week.  They finished up a set of stairs for Bob who can now enter the upper part of his home without the need for an extension ladder.  They went to Rick’s to do final touch ups and clean up.  Then they went to Michelle’s to finish hanging the sheet rock.  Their final job was also hanging sheet rock at Richard’s.Mission Trip Adventures 9.28.14 p  The Matthews group went to June’s and decided to stay there all week.  They replaced 2 windows, laid flooring, installed cabinets, laid tile in bathroom and then installed fixtures, laid carpet, installed doors and trim work.  Mission Trip Adventures 9.28.14 p1  The Biltmore team as normal is large so they split up.  The ladies helped the Mathews group by painting Junes house and trim.  Most of the guys spent the week at David and Moe’s house.  Most of the week was spent on removing what was left of the old torn up siding and replacing it with new siding.  They also installed two new doors, built steps, repaired walls, built knee walls and reframed 3 ceiling areas.  The ladies did join the men a couple of days.  They removed screws and nails left in the walls and ceilings during tear out and then did a great job cleaning up the site.

It was great to have three teams return for yet another called mission trip to New Jersey.  They all worked hard and made a big difference in the homes we are working.  The best part of the week was the time that was spent sharing why we are here with the home owners, neighbors and others.  One thing I heard several times this week and will never grow tired of hearing is “FOR THE GLORY OF GOD “

Our volunteer numbers are very low at this time and GOD is providing us with great weather.  So I ask you to think about what for now is my favorite saying – “What are you doing for GOD?”  Hoping and praying to see each of you and many more soon.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lots of Sheetrock Hanging Going On

Mission Trip Adventures 9.20  Our volunteers:1-Johnnie and Vivian from Norman Park, GA; 2-First Baptist Asheboro (Charles, Tami, Mike, Ernest, Nelson & Dennis); 3-Dennis and Nelson catching a nap after lunch; 4-Happy Birthday Vivian; 5-Happy Birthday Nelson.Collages  We had two small teams this week but that didn’t stop them from getting a lot accomplished.  First Baptist Asheboro finished hanging the sheet rock at Paul’s, then hung insulation in another home.  After that they hung insulation at Michelle’s and almost got all the sheet rock hung. They would have probably finished but as you see Nelson had a birthday and became an old man.  I think that extra age got to him.  Johnny and Vivian helped work out some issues at Jayne’s and then helped finish a a/c platform for Chris.  After that they helped First Baptist hang sheet rock.  Ann went to the dedication for the towns entrance carousel horse.

The summer heat has left the area so we are having great working weather.  Great time to come to New Jersey.  Give us a call.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

In His Time

Mission Trip Adventures 9.6   We didn’t have any volunteers last week so Ann skipped the blog.  However Tim, Vickie, Ann and Billy did work all week.  This week we have gotten all rough ins done and now waiting on insulation inspection so we can hang rock at Paul’s.  A lot of that insulation was installed by a local volunteer couple.  A team of four from Central Assembly of God, Canonsburg, PA came in to work Friday and Saturday.  One of the men did a little heat duct and plumbing work while the others built a set of steps for Bob so he could quit climbing the ladder to get to his attic area.  We had been donated some materials I didn’t see us using in New Jersey so Rudy and Robin came up with trailer to haul it back to Elizabeth City.

Again this coming week we have no volunteers. Tim and Vickie will be watching the site and working on homes while Ann and Billy have gone home for the week.  At present time we have 4 homes to help with major rebuild, 3 minor jobs to finish and 1 home to build from scratch when Barbara gets her permits.  But the sad news is we only have a few volunteers signed up to come and help through next spring.  I know the LORD has the volunteers we need planned but my fear is some of them are not listening.  I know He has a way of working all things out in His time and we must wait.  We look forward to seeing each of you soon.