Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sheetrocking and Block Laying

Mission Trip Adventures 11.22     1-Region 3 Feeding Team; 2-Cool Springs Baptist Church, Sanford, NC with two Lutheran friends from Pennsylvania; 3-Leadership team Billy, Ann, Vicki and Tim with a great helper for the last three weeks, Josh our son; 4-Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Fayetteville, NC; 5-Jim Ellis “The Toymaker” presented Pastor Todd with a box of his handmade toys for needy children in the area; 6-Earl patiently waits for the peach cobbler to finish cooking; 7-Josh and the feeding team enjoying the good seats during Wednesday night bible study with Pastor Todd.Mission Trip Adventures 11.221     The volunteer teams this week did many tasks.  The Mt. Pisgah team finished hanging the sheet rock at the Gross house and painted and cleaned at Michelle’s.  The Cool Springs group helped Josh hang OSB under the Gross house.  They also helped him start the siding at Ed’s. It was too cold for vinyl on Tuesday so they went across the road to hang and finish sheet rock at the Lindsey home.  Cool Springs installed appliances and replaced the final window for June.

Randy has been laying block at Barbara’s as mush as possible with the cold.  Hoping to pour the floor next week and then finish block work. Once foundation is inspected we need a framing team.  I am thinking the middle of 2nd week or 3rd week of December.  However I will take help whenever possible. Several jobs to work on now but only a handful of volunteers.

We have really enjoyed having Josh here for the past three weeks. He really worked hard and has been a big help.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Florence Baptist and Starting Barbara’s House

Collages     Our team this week was eight guys from Florence Baptist, Forest City, NC.  They split up into two groups. Josh joined four of the guys to do roofing.  They removed four layers of old shingles and then installed new roofs on two homes – Ed & Teddy – Ed was able to also help the guys with both roofs.  Both roofs had the challenge of not being able to get the trailer along side so most of the old shingles fell on the tarps and then had to be picked up.  The other four guys finished a tear out for Vinnie and then moved to the Gross house to continue with sheet rock hanging.  Tim, Paul and Chris worked on the ceiling rock.

Mission Trip Adventures 11.15-001     After months of waiting we were finally able to start on Barbara’s house this week. The first two pictures are Barbara’s damaged home before and after it was torn down last fall.  Picture three is Barbara helping level sand and digging where footers were going.  Billy, Tim and Paul helped Randy dig Barbara’s footings on Wednesday.  It passed inspection on Friday morning and on Saturday morning we met again and poured the footing.  Randy likes to set his first course of blocks into the footing cement so that was done by mid-day.  Randy starts laying block on Tuesday.

Along with starting Barbara’s new build we have received four additional request for help this week.  Yes it has been two years but there is still a lot of primary homes which have not been rebuilt yet.  Please come and join us as we continue to help rebuild the area and share GOD’s love.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Biltmore Baptist Makes 8th NJ Rebuild Trip

Mission Trip Adventures 11.8     1-Biltmore Baptist, Asheville, NC; 2-Homeowner David Gross and boys; 3-Lion’s Club delivering another check; 4-Region 2 Feeding Team-Carl, Dorothy, Linda & Kay; 5-Josh Andrews (our son).   Mission Trip Adventures 11.81     This week the the volunteers worked on three homes.  Some of the ladies sanded sheet rock at Gary’s and then painted the room.  Several spent two days at Michelle’s installing trim, flooring and painting.  The rest of the group (later joined by the others) worked on The Gross home.  They built front and back entry landings and steps, installed insulation and fire caulk, cleaned up and started hanging sheet rock. Our son Josh has joined us for a few weeks.  He fit right in with the Biltmore group who enjoys doing a little bit of everything.

We wrote up requests for help rebuilding two more homes this week. At present that gives us five homes to rebuild and 1 total new build (we start digging Barbara Hastings foundation on Monday).  With this many work requests we need an average of 12 to 15 skilled rebuild volunteers for the next 20 to 25 weeks.  At present we have four teams between now and the end of the year, then teams for only six weeks in 2015.   This means we are way short on volunteers.  Please pray and consider coming to Seaside Heights to help us rebuild homes for people who’s homes were damaged by Super Storm Sandy.  It does get cold here but nothing matches the warmth of returning home which is what we are helping with along with sharing with the people why we are here, “ TO SHARE GOD’s LOVE.”

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Pennsylvania Presbyterians Helping NCBM in New Jersey

Mission Trip Adventures 11.1     A group from Neshaminy-Warwick Presbyterian Church, Warminster, PA joined us this week as we continued to rebuild homes and share the gospel in New Jersey.  They helped with a tear out in Seaside, installed flooring for Brian and Amy, installed doors, trim and painted at Michelle’s,  pulled wire, installed insulation and bath fans, and floor decking at the Gross house.  Some of the ladies also repainted the doors and casing at the church.  The Region 1 feeding team led by Billy & Hollis Williams did an awesome job as usual. During their spare time the guys changed out the shower unit doors.

In the next few days we will start digging the foundation for Barbara Hastings’ (Pastor Todd’s secretary) home. We need volunteers to help build this home over the next several months.  Please contact us with the dates your group can come to help.