Saturday, January 23, 2016

Two Weeks in Johnsonville

Mission Trip Adventures 1.16     Week of January 10, 2016.  Our volunteers were from Calvary Baptist-Winston-Salem, Colonial Baptist-Trinity,  Mt. Vernon Baptist*Forrest City, Lee’s Chapel-Dunn & Reg. 4 Feeding Team. The volunteers worked on replacing a roof and started some ceiling repairs inside.  One team started the rebuild on a home by replacing the insulation and installing wall panels.  Another team started replacing flooring on a home.  On Thursday evening some of the ladies of the FBC meet to work on their blankets for their ministry. Mission Trip Adventures 1.23.2016  Week of January 17, 2016: 1-Mark and Cheryl have agreed to help us with operations for a few weeks (hope they decide to stay);  2 John brought in another great cooking team from Region 5;  3-Billy, Cheryl and Ann doing admin stuff;  4-The Biltmore team-Looking forward to many return trips; 5-Bob came down to help access some of the possible upcoming jobs; 6-Everyone is happy to have good meals to start and end the day.Mission Trip Adventures 1.23-001     The Biltmore team as usual divided up.  Group 1 remove the shingle cap on a double wide and replaced the roof with metal.  Group 2 (and 1 until the frost left the roof job) fiished the flooring and hung drywall in a home.  Group 3 painted a house, installed a bathroom and started laying the flooring.

We have two teams coming the week of January 24. After that only 1 volunteer until Feburary 18.  Could use more volunteers for all of Feburary and March.  At this time we have 3 metal roofs and 1 shingle roof waiting to be done so inside repairs can be started.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Carolina & VA BCM On Mission in Hemingway, SC

Mission Trip Adventures 1.8.2016 p1      1-This week we teamed up with University of South Carolina, Francis Marion University, Winthrop University, & College of William & Mary BCM groups; 2-The students enjoyed interacting with the homeowners; 3-We had a great feeding team from Reg. 3; 4-After a long days work most of the students still had the energy to play games; 5-We had super crew chiefs that taught the students alot & an admin team that worked together well.Mission Trip Adventures 1.81     The college students helped kick off the NCBM rebuild project in South Carolina.  They helped reroof a home, build 6 porches, 3 ramps, level fill sand and clean up a lot.  Thanks to the students and crew leaders from North Carolina one home will now be dry inside when it rains, 2 ladies and 1 gentleman can now enter and exit their home on their own power instead of being carried in and out. And many days can be spent sitting on the porches thinking about the young people GOD sent to help them in a time of need.

The South Carolina and North Carolina rebuild project following the October 2015 floods is up and running.  Those interested in helping should call Billy at 252-885-2143 or go NC Missions for more information or to register.

We had two news crews to come by and do stories: College students helping to rebuild flood ravaged homes in Johnsonville and College students spend Christmas break helping flood victims rebuild


Friday, January 1, 2016

Serving God In The New Year

It's been a while since we left New Jersey and updated our blog.  The past 4 months have seen many hurdles for our family.  We spent a week in Johnsonville, SC following the floods.  Billy has made four trips back to NJ to finish up a job.  Ann has spent lots of time with family helping out while also enjoying home.  We had a great Christmas. Billy has been helping complete River of Life Church in Sunset Beach and doing planning work in South Carolina for a rebuild. He is now in the process of moving equipment and supplies into place for the rebuild that begins January 4, 2016.  Call, text or message if you or your group wants to plan a trip to help with rebuilding.  Be looking for weekly updates here.

Where will you serve God in the new year?