Saturday, July 25, 2015

GA and NC Youth Teams On Mission in New Jersey

Mission Trip Adventures 7.25.2015 p1     1-Lakeside Baptist Church, Greensboro, GA; 2-Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, State Road; 3-Patty from Sandy Run Baptist Church, Roxobel (she organized the tool trailer); 4-Feeding team from PA/NJ (Carolyn, Bill, George & Suzann); 5-Ann got to see a beautiful sunrise when she was out running; 6-David is still with us and working hard; 7-This is what happens when vandals set one of our porta-johns on fire at a job site. 8-Some of the Pleasant Ridge group taking a chair lift ride; Mission Trip Adventures 07.251     The youth were numerous this week.  Paul Kenny’s house got raised last Friday so some of the guys helped him tear down the old block wall and clean it up.  One group started the steps and ramp for Georgette.  Several did caulking, cleaning and painting.  The group that spent the week at the O’brian house gave them a special framed gift before they left on Friday.  Kenny has been trying to arrange for a sewer and water line to be installed to a house since last spring.  He finally got all neighbors to agree so the GA guys helped dig the ditch so Billy and Rich could install the piping.

We are still looking for teams the last two weeks of August.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

A Super Youth Group From Georgia

Mission Trip Adventures 7.11     Our work team this week was First Baptist Church of Blairsville, Ga.  David Fuss came back to stay for awhile and help Billy oversee the jobs.  Judy and Jerry Barbee did the cooking. When we first arrived in New Jersey we met the O’brian’s who’s home we had tried to work on but they needed so much more than we could offer at that time.  However our paths have crossed again thanks to Jersey Shore United and we are helping them rebuild their home now.  Some of the volunteers gave the yard a much needed clean up this week.Mission Trip Adventures 7.111     The group split into 4 teams and got lots of work done.  They framed in a ceiling and then hung sheet rock at the O’brian home. They installed doors, sanded sheet rock and then painted at the Polk home. They reworked the siding, floored 2 porches and installed support beams at the Barriga home. They also started working on siding removal at Peter’s home.  While moving some trash out of the way they found two unwanted visitors. 

Great to see more youth willing to work hard, learn and share the gospel.