Sunday, April 24, 2016

Working Together Getting the Job Done

Mission Trip Adventures 4.23     1-Last week we did not have any volunteers so we both spent the week at home.  Mark & Cheryl stayed in Johnsonville. At the end of the week all four of us attended the NC Missions Conference in Charlotte & now are back in SC; 2-Our Feeding/Rebuild team from Reg. 9 Swannanoa Baptist Church; 3-Connie, Russell & Marty-Southpoint Baptist, Belmont; 4-Pleasant Ridge Baptist, State Road; 5-Jack, Volunteer coordinator with SC Baptist; 6-Dave & Calvin-Florence Baptist Church, Forrest City; 7-Van, David & Brian cooked the catfish for us that was donated by the Skinning Shed.4.23     Our goal for this week was to do two roof jobs, paint the inside of a house and get a porch and ramp built. With the faithful help of servant minded volunteers it happened.  Pleasant Ridge removed and replaced the shingles on Terry’s home, The Swannanoa team built a deck and ramp as well as replaced some bad siding and started the under skirting at the Ard home. Two of them cooked breakfast and cleaned before going out to the construction site. Ann & Cheryl cooked supper. All the others joined together to install a metal roof for the McCray family.  Then they split up and did lots of painting and other odd jobs.

If you notice we had only two small groups and several one and two person groups (who joined together).  Many times I am asked is there anything I can do as just one person? YES join another person or group and share the gospel as we rebuild South Carolina.

There are still 40 open jobs in the Johnsonville area with new requests still arriving almost each day.  Many ask why so late asking for help?  Well some didn’t realize they had damage due to they have never lived through a flood or 20 inch rain storm that left the ground saturated for four months.  And others didn’t know about our offer to help or are just not use to people they don’t know coming to offer help and only want to share the gospel as they work.

Busy week coming up but have no volunteers for the first week of May as of yet.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Group All the Way From Baraboo, Wisconsin

Mission Trip Adventures 4.09     1-Mark & Cheryl are back for the month of April; 2-Alma & Brenda, Region 7 Feeding Team; 3-Al from VA; 4-Expeditions Unlimited, Baraboo, WI; 5-Lee’s Chapel, Four Oaks; 6-Swann Station Baptist, Sanford; 7-Calvary Baptist, Monroe.Mission Trip Adventures 4.091     The volunteer numbers were few for most of the week but on Friday and Saturday many others came.  Each person brought the best tool of all “A LOVE FOR THE LORD” and a desire to share HIS LOVE by helping others.  The Wisconsin group and Al started out the week by finishing one porch and then building another on the side of Thomas and Mary’s home.  After that they went to Leslie’s to finish hanging there sheet rock and started the mudding process.  On Friday the Swain Station group joined us.  They laid the wood flooring at Lynn’s as well as tiled her bath, did some trim work and some trim painting. Three of them went to Betsy’s on Saturday to do the last of the touch up painting.  The group from Calvary came for the day and hung sheet rock at Connie’s.

Betsy’s family was helping her get all her stuff moved back to First Neck on Saturday.  She should be living at her home soon.  She sends a big THANK YOU to each and everyone that has made her return home possible.

The work requests continue to grow in Johnsonville and surrounding area.  We now have 45 open requests for help.  Work ranging from insulating under the home to replacing the roof (metal and shingle).  I know GOD has spoken to many of you to go serve Him by serving His people.  If you feel like you can answer that please call us or go on line to register your time.  We offer day projects, weekend, extended weekend, weekly or what ever amount of time you are will to serve the LORD by helping others.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Last Of The Big Groups For A While

Mission Trip Adventures 4.021-001     1-David & Cecil, Calvary Baptist, Newton; 2-Our helpers Sandy, David & Harold here for a second week; 3-Region 6 Feeding Team; 4-Providence Baptist, Raleigh; 5-Bennett & Betsy Cooke, Concord; 6-Hahira UMC, GA with homeowner Ann.Mission Trip Adventures 4.02     The Georgia group insulated underneath, put up protective covering and under skirted a double wide.  Then they hung some sheet rock.  Their homeowner, Ann, cooked lunch for them three days.  David and Cecil completed two roofs and then completed two porches.  The Cooke’s worked on final sanding and priming at Lynn’s house.  Some of the Providence ladies also helped them paint.  The rest of the Providence group installed a metal roof, painted a roof and built three porches.

This is the last of our large groups for a while.  We are in need of many volunteer teams starting Monday and going through the summer.  At present we have 40 job request waiting.  Roofing, sheet rock, painting, porches and ramps, flooring and lots more jobs.  Give us a call or visit NC Missions to sign up. We will have a break out session at the NC Missions Conference in Charlotte if you would like to talk to us there.