Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Cold But Productive Week

Mission Trip Adventures 2015.021     1-Westwood Baptist, Cary; 2-Adopt-a-Home, PA and Cool Springs Baptist, Sanford; 3-Reg. 5 Feeding Team with Carl & Richard doing several odd jobs to help Billy out; The Cary team started out the week in Carol’s home taking out more of the old sheet rock and insulation.  The electrical is done so they also installed new insulation. The Adopt-a-Home/Cool Springs group worked with Jersey Shore United on Teddy’s home.    Collages     1-The ladies went to the Gross house to do some final painting and clean up.  2-Wednesday was kind of warm so the team went to Diane’s to pour concrete and start the new entry porch/steps.  3-Lots of people here have frozen water lines so we dipped the water we needed out of the bay. 4-Thursday it started out snowing so some of the guys went to the Lutheran Church to help them get started in converting some class rooms to sleeping areas for future rebuild and outreach mission groups. 5-Charlie and Steve stayed back and installed the rails on Barbara’s house.  6-The inspector wanted plywood over the fiberboard so on Friday most of the team did that while others built the base for Diane’s porch and rebuilt her a/c platform.

Thanks to this group and many others who have made a commitment to serve GOD this winter in New Jersey and stayed with the plans although it has been a cold winter.  Spring and summer will be here soon.  If you are thinking about coming to help this year please let us know soon so we can plan for a great year of service.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Small Team With a Servants Heart

Mission Trip Adventures 2.14     1-Our team this week: Jacob, Russell, Seth & Billy Nixon from Edenton. 2-It was suppose to rain first of the week so the guys went to the Gross home to replace the crawlspace ceiling.  3-Ann has joined a group of ladies called the Broadwalkers trying to get some exercise in this cold weather. 4-On Wednesday we started installing Barbara’s windows. They are storm ready windows and very heavy. 5-The windows are now in however some were built wrong. Can you see the problem? No one noticed this until Ann came by and pointed it out. All rough ins are done and Barbara is calling for inspections.  6-Ann was the cook this week but Russell & Seth helped with the dishes.  7-The ice sculpture is compliments of a busted water line going to laundry unit. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Biltmore Returns Again

Mission Trip Adventures 2.71   The LORD must have wanted the Biltmore folks to feel at home.  He blessed us with cold weather and snow. The ladies spent most of their time at the Gross home painting trim and touching up the walls.  CR helped Chris finish the floors and baseboard.  We celebrated CR’s birthday.  Three of the guys went to Michelle’s to build her some entry steps.  Our feeding team was Bill and Carolyn, from The Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania-South Jersey. Mission Trip Adventures 2.73     Most of the guys spent the week at Barbara’s.  They built the front and rear porch and put in the steps. They also installed her entry doors. They also helped the plumber and electrician get the rough in done.

It is cold here now but spring and summer is just around the corner. At the current time we have eight homes to work on and three more families are waiting for me to visit their home to see if there is work NCBM volunteers will be able to help them with.  Two other home owners have requested our help with a total rebuild but they have not yet gotten plans or permits approved.  If your church or team is thinking about coming to help rebuild and spread GOD’s love please go ahead and let us know soon.