Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild April 16-22, 2017

MissionTripAdventures 4.22     1-Hillside Church, Wrightwood, CA; 2-Region 6 Feeding; 3-Newbury Bible Church, Vermont; 4-Betsy & JE Skinner, Memorial Baptist, Williamston; 5-Jan & Robert Hobdy, Knightdale; 6-Fran Tetlak; 7-Lafayette Baptist Church, Fayetteville.MissionTripAdventures 4.221     8-FBC Morganton; 9-Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Morganton; 10-
First Baptist Oak Island;
11-Holly Grove Baptist, Spring Hope; 12-CBF Student Fellowship, Raleigh; 13-Christ Community Church, Pinehurst.MissionTripAdventures 4.221-001     Again this week we had lots of volunteers. Team from California returned to complete tear out on a home they started and then started the rebuild.  If you look close at the lower right picture you will see they enjoy a prank as much as the rest of us.   Billy has spent the week at the new facility so we don’t have many pictures of the home work sites.  However teams also worked on 14 different homes doing tarps, tear out, roofing, painting, flooring, trim work, plumbing and electric.  Two of our youth had birthdays this week.MissionTripAdventures 4.22-001     Bill will admit he is getting older and some parts of the body get tired quick. So he found himself a great helper this week that could get up and down off the floor easily. Bill cut the trim and “that young boy” as Bill called him found the stud and nailed almost every piece. True meaning of team work. Lots was done at the soon to open Rebuild facility - painting, cleaning, putting shelving together, installing lights and receptacles, building bunk beds and putting up a fence. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild April 9-15, 2017

MissionTripAdventures 4.15     1-Community Bible Church, High Point; 2-Newfound Baptist Church; –Region 5 Feeding; 4-Jim & Al; 5-Bill Martin; 6-Durham Memorial Baptist Church; 7-Sharpe Road Baptist, Greensboro; Not pictured-Ephesus Baptist.MissionTripAdventures 4.151     On Tuesday Governor Cooper and his staff visited Lumberton officials.  Afterwards they visited some businesses affected by the flood and the Griffin home where NCBM volunteers were working.  I was very pleased that Governor Cooper and the Emergency Management team listened to my opinion of what the residents need so NCBM can help them rebuild following Matthew.  It was very encouraging that they discussed my thoughts on the way to their vehicles as they were leaving.  The team shared with him that they were glad to be able to help home owners and learn new skills at the same time.  Lois came by and was also able to meet the Governor and thank the volunteers for working on her home.MissionTripAdventures 4.15-001     While other volunteers hung sheet rock, replaced floor decking and did some additional tear outs some helped out at the soon to be rebuild facility. Most of the walls are painted and Bill is overseeing the trim work which is about caught up with the painters.  The cooking team was nice and came over to start cleaning the convection oven and the hood.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild April 2-8, 2017

4.08     1-Colonial Baptist, Cary; 2-Westwood Baptist, Cary; 3-Region 4 Feeding Team; 4-Greystone Baptist, Raleigh; 5-Beach Road Baptist, Oak Island.New folder     We did not have a large number of volunteers this week but the ones we had got a lot done. Teams hung sheet rock, installed windows, wired a house, built a tall set of steps.  Burnt Swamp Association sent some sheet rock finishing help. They have completed all the sheet rock work at our new housing site that can be done at this time.  Some of the volunteers have started painting.  Ed came down to install all the plumbing fixtures.  David and I have been installing tile board, reworking duct work wiring and a little bit of every thing else.

Anybody interested in helping to paint next week come on down.  Got lots to paint at the housing location as well as 3 homes.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild March 25-April 1, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 4.01     1-Region 3 Feeding Team; 2-Westwood Baptist, Cary; 3-Staph Group; 4-Marion Baptist; 5-Florence Baptist, Forrest City; 6-Ephesus Baptist, Raleigh.Mission Trip Adventures 4.011     7-Oakdale Baptist, Statesville; 8-REVO Church, Winston-Salem; 9-Sandy Ridge Baptist, Monroe; Non Pictured, Region 6 Feeding.

Mission Trip Adventures 4.01     Work is progressing on the renovations at the soon to be Lumberton rebuild site. We are in need of some painters this coming week so we can finish and move soon.

On Friday Ann and I made a trip to Johnsonville to be there for the Love Loud gathering Biltmore Baptist had put together.  We were able to visit with old friends and make some new ones.  It was very encouraging to hear the home owners as they again shared their thanks for all the help the Baptist had provided to them.  Biltmore’s plan also included follow up visits to all the home owners. To do this they had brought about 30 additional volunteers.  They reported 31 salvations for the week.  This was made possible by seeds you, as previous volunteers, may have planted.

The city provided us with a new water line on Friday.  Even though most of the pictures are of work on the new site teams did do tarp jobs, tear outs, sand sheet rock, installed cabinets and laid flooring.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild March 19-25, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 3.25     1-Trinity Baptist, Raleigh; 2-Salisbury BC; 3-Shiloh; Monroe; 4-Region 1 Feeding; 5-Bill Martin & Gary Richards; 7-His House Christian Fellowship, Oshkosh, WI; 9-Assessors: Sid, Monty & Al; Not pictured: Ephesus Baptist, Raleigh & Cool Springs Baptist, Sanford.Mission Trip Adventures 3.25-001     Lots of volunteers. Both young and seasoned.  The college group from Wisconsin were willing to help at about anything.  They did several tear outs and helped at the new rebuild center hanging sheet rock and putting up ceiling tiles. The Shiloh group slit up installing tarps, mudding sheet rock and installing floor decking.  Carl’s group sprayed homes for mold. Cool Springs laid flooring and installed cabinets.  Lots of folks doing lots of different types of jobs.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild March 12-18, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 3.18     1-The Summit Church & International Students, Inc. Duke University; 2-Region 2 Feeding Team; 3-Westwood Baptist, Cary; 4-Grace1, Charlotte; 5-Purdue Bible Fellowship, Faith Church, Lafayette, IN; 6-The Wright's, Cornerstone, Morganton; 7-Al Percy; 8-Euto Baptist Church-ONE Student Ministries, Marshville; 9-Fishing Creek Baptist, Wilkesboro; Not pictured, Ephesus Baptist. Raleigh.Mission Trip Adventures 3.182     With a large group of eager to learn college students this week we decided to get some insulation and sheet rock hanging done at the new rebuild housing site. We also got a drive put around the back of the building thanks to a man who loves God.Mission Trip Adventures 3.181     Some of the other students hung sheet rock in to homes, built a ramp (yes it’s dark and they wanted it finished before they went home that night), installed insulation and sub floor as well as some more tear outs.  These groups are keeping us on the move and Rebuilding Robeson County.

Big need at this time for sheet rock finishers, electricians, flooring installers. There will also be big need for trimmers, cabinet installers and painters once sheet rock is finished.  After this coming week our volunteer numbers drop way off which means work slows way down unless you and others step up and answer the call to go and serve

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild March 5-11, 2017

3.11     1-Reg 4 & 10 Feeding; 2-ECHO/Vertical, Pembroke; 3-Bill, Bill & Paul; 4-UNC Charlotte BCM; 5-FBC Morganton; 6-Help Robeson/Chapel Hill; 7-Ephesus Baptist, Raleigh.3.11-001     8-New Hope Baptist-Marshville: 9-Oak Island Baptist; 10-FBC King; 11-Christ Community Church, Pinehurst; 12-Reg 3 & 10 Feeding; 13-Trinity Baptist, Raleigh; 14-Regina Jones, Fayetteville; 15-The Summit Church & International Students, Inc. Duke University; 16-Quest Fellowship Church, Garner.

The job site picture takers were very busy this week running for materials, getting teams started in correct direction, answering questions and work on our new housing location so we didn’t have any pictures to turn in.  The teams have done tear outs, hung sheet rock, finished and painted sheet rock, replaced a roof, repaired floors , installed floor covering and the list goes on.  Sounds like a lot was done this week and past 2 months in Lumberton, BUT it’s only the start of a long project.  In big need of skilled teams and skilled team leaders.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild Feb 26-March 4, 2017

Collages2     1-Bagley Swamp Wesleyan, Hertford; 2-Westwood Baptist, Cary; 3-Ebenezer Baptist, Durham; 4-Pleasant Garden, Greensboro.Mission Trip Adventures 3.041     5-Region 9 Feeding & Rebuild, Swanonna Baptist; 6-Holly Grove Baptist Church, Spring Hope; 7-Grace Christian School, Cary; 8-Green Mountain Baptist Association, Barre, VT; 9-Cornerstone Baptist, Mt. Airy; No Picture: Ephesus Baptist, Ralegh; Bethel Baptist, Ronda; Joyce & Curtis Thrift; Mt. Zion, Cherryville.3.04     Several churches have chosen to adopt a home/family and they continue to come work on these homes.  While we have been staying at Hyde Park God has shown us some outstanding sun rise and sun sets.  Had a group of young volunteers this week who rolled up their sleeves and cleaned up several yards where the tear out teams had piled flood debris and the clam bucket trucks had gotten most but left some.  Another youth group actually helped serve a meal. Teams have been repairing floor joist, installing insulation and sub floor as well as redoing electric and plumbing.Mission Trip Adventures 3.041-001     The renovation of our new housing location is coming right along.  Water and sewer lines have been installed for our long term staff as well as those who wish to bring their camper to stay in. Gerald has began installing the sprinkler system which will mean no fire watch duty (most understand this). This week others continued on upgrading the wiring, framing for the ceiling in the tool room, gathering room and dining area, as well as building shelves for the storage area.  Need lots more help so we can move soon.  Electric, sheet rock hangers and finishers. tile layers as well as folks to rework the heat/ac duct work. Also need someone who can install chain link fence.  Would like to be moved in by end of March.  Hope this fits into the LORDS plan as well as your volunteer plans.

Work on the residents homes have also been moving along great.  As in the past I have pushed for additional help and continue to do so here.  This is not due to the lack of volunteers because many have already responded.  The request for more help is due to there is so many homes in this area which the owners cannot move back into until repairs have been made.  E-mail or give us a call about coming to serve.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild - February 19-25, 2017

Collages2     1-Salisbury BC; 2-Bennett & Bill, Concord;  3-Hillside Church, CA; 4-Zion Baptist, Shelby; 5-Calvary Baptist, Reidsville; 6-FBC Matthews; 7-Region 8 Feeding & Rebuild.2.251     8-Green Mt. Bap Assoc, Barre, VT with Steve Carter; 9-Vertical Church, Lumberton; 10-The Summit Church; 11-Village Christian, Fayetteville; 12-Greystone Baptist, Durham; (not pictured) Al Percy, Westwood BC, Cary; Ron,Trinity BC, Raleigh; Ephesus Baptist, pics     Yes there was a LOT of volunteers in Lumberton this week.  They kept the staff on the move.  Teams worked at numerous sites doing many jobs.  Laying flooring, hanging and finishing sheet rock, laying shingles, plumbing, wiring, roof coating, insulating walls and floors, installing doors and windows, doing tear outs and the list goes on.  Thanks to all that came and served this week

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild-February 12-18, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 2.18     1-Region 7 Feeding Team; 2-Westwood Baptist, Cary; 3-Polkville Baptist; 4-Meshach’s Carpenters, Goldson’s UMC; 5-Rick, Pleasant Garden Baptist; 6-Tabernacle BC, Raleigh & First Baptist Church of Fayetteville; 7-1st Baptist Oak Island.Collages2-001     8-Edsel Carter's Group & Bill Martin; 9-Charlene, Ann (homeowner), Cathy & Karen; 10-FBC Kings Mountain; 11-Ed Coltrane.2.18     This week started out slow with only a few folks around. But on Wednesday that started to change with several good size groups arriving. Thanks to the leadership of Bill and Ed the Avent Road framing and plumbing has moved to almost complete. That’s going to be our new home. The Meshach Carpenters framed Fire Chief Allen Todd’s house. Other groups painted, repaired floor joist, installed sub flooring, shingled homes, did electric and plumbing rough ins, laid flooring, installed insulation, did tear outs and cleaned up. For those of you that have worked at Ms. Ann’s, her home is getting some color now.

At the present time we have jobs for about anybody.  Still a big need for sheet rock finishers, electricians, plumbers and roofers.  There is still a steady flow of home owners coming in requesting help and a pretty good flow of teams wanting to come and help out.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild - February 5-11, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 2.11     1-Region 6 Feeding Team; 2-Trinity Baptist, Raleigh; 3-Cathy Hart, WI; 4-Carmel Baptist, Charlotte; 5-Jay & Ashley Baugham; 6-Bill Martin; 7-Walt Burris.Mission Trip Adventures 2.111     8-Church at Charlotte; 9-Antioch Baptist, Monroe; 10-Life Community Church, Greensboro; 11-Shiloh Baptist, Monroe; 12-Walt's People,Kannapolis; Adam Bacon, Ed Coltrane, Help Robeson-Chapel Hill & Sid & Thomas, Spruce Pine no picture.Mission Trip Adventures 2.111-001     Lots of servants (volunteers) came to Lumberton this week.  They worked on several homes doing insulation, framing, laying subfloor, electrical, plumbing, hanging and finishing sheetrock, roofing built a ramp and clean up.  Mission Trip Adventures 2.11-001     Renovation also started at our new housing location. Great group lead by Bill Martin made a big change in the looks of the old warehouse.

Lots of work was done this past week. However it is still just a good start to a major task NCBM has taken on. We are still doing recovery work and have over 100 home owners waiting on us to start helping them rebuild their homes.  As we continue this work others will be coming forward asking for help so consider making plans to serve in the Lumberton area over the next couple of years.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild - Jan 29-Feb 4, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 2.04     1-Region 5 Feeding Team Earl & Stephen with Paul; 2-Biltmore Baptist, Asheville; 3-We attended Barnesville Baptist last Sunday; 4-Tramway Baptist Church; 5-Billy speaking for Baptist Men’s Sunday; 6-Cathy Hart is back from Wisconsin; 7-Grace Christian School. Raleigh.Mission Trip Adventures 2.041     The Biltmore group came for the week and split up.  They hung and finished sheet rock, insulated, wired a couple homes, plumbed, put on a metal roof and installed more subfloor.  On Saturday we had 2 teams come in for the day.  One did a tear out in Whiteville while the other group split up doing a tear out in Lumberton and helped to clear out an old building for a new location for us. Hopefully a team can start renovations next week.

The requests for help continue to come in daily. If your group has not signed up to serve in Lumberton I hope you will consider it.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Rebuild–January 22-28, 2017

Collages2     1- Bill & Bill, our accessors this week; 2-The three electricians, Dean, Cary & Robert-Leicester; 3-Hickory Grove, Charlotte & Ebeneezer Baptist, Durham; 4-Reg. 4 Feeding Team, Michael, Eunice, Hoarce, Richard & Paul; 5-Lloyd & Sharon from California. This is their last week with us. They have been working with us since November. We are really going to miss them.Mission Trip Adventures 1.28-001     6-Westwood Baptist, Cary; 7-Shiloh Baptist, Monroe; 8-Fishing Creek Baptist, Wilkesboro; 9-Eunice taught Michael how to make sweet potato pies.  He was so proud.  I bet his wife is going to be impressed; 10-Parkwood Baptist, Gastonia.Mission Trip Adventures 1.28-002  We had many groups working this week so lots got done.  Westwood Baptist, one of the teams that have worked with us on several different sites are teaching their youth what it means to serve God.  The girls really worked hard and all had a good time too.FDP_1298e8x6     Billy helped accept a check for Hurricane Matthew relief from the Scotland Memorial Foundation. It was divided three ways between NCBM, United Methodists and United Way.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–January 8-14, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 01.21     1-Front Street Baptist, Statesville; 2-Mike & Cindy Wilhelm; 3-Charlie Stroud & Al Percy; 4-Adam Bacon, Crossroads Baptist, Raleigh; 5-Paul & the Region 3 Feeding Team (RW, Don & Earl); 6-Salisbury Baptist Church. Not pictured: Help Robeson-Chapel Hill, Monty & Beth Rogers, Bill Martin, Ed Coltrane. Mission Trip Adventures 01.21-001     With the skills and abilities of the teams this week we concentrated mostly on rebuilding. Volunteers worked on roofing, framing, floor decking, insulation, vapor barriers, electrical, plumbing and mold treatment. Next week we should be able to start requesting some rough ins and then start sheet rock hanging.

The number of requests for help is already at 73 and with the help of Al, Charlie & Bill most have had a scope of work done and many already have permits.  However God is good and many volunteers have signed up for the next couple of weeks.  If you have not signed up go to or give Ann a call 910-685-3061.  The need for the gospel to be shared is great here.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–January 8-14, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 01.14     1-Tony Treat-Hickory Grove Baptist, Charlotte and IBM Missionary; 2-Grandin Court Baptist Church, Roanoke, VA; 3-Hope Community Church, Raleigh; 4-Beech Grove Baptist Church, Louisville, TN; 5-Ed Coltrane & David Fuss; 6-Bethania Moravian Church, Bethania; 7-Olivet Moravian Church, Winston-Salem; 8-Elkin Valley Baptist Church, Elkin; 9-South Eastern Baptist Seminary; 10-Dry Ponds Baptist, Granite Falls; Not pictured-Lloyd & Sharon, CA, Adam Bacon & our feeding team Paul, Vickie & Richard.Collages3     Lots of volunteers this week, young and old, but all had a heart to serve and willing to do whatever.  Teams cleaned up crawlspaces, put down vapor barrier, installed insulation and floor joists, built walls, laid floor decking and did plumbing.  Getting several homes closer to rough in inspection ready. Teams also worked on two tear outs.  Tony Treat is home on from serving on IMB and came down to help out spray some homes for mold.  Work starts early and Billy was able to catch God’s beautiful sunrise one day.

In need of many volunteers over the next couple of years to help rebuild Lumberton and the surrounding area.  At present time we are in big need of people with electrical and plumbing knowledge as well as roofers to install shingle and metal roofs.

Welcome David Fuss to the Lumberton team.  Right now he is working on finishing up recovery jobs which keep coming in and will also be helping Billy with the rebuild operation.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

A New Adventure–Hurricane Matthew-Lumberton Rebuild

1.071-001     As of January 1, 2017 we have a new assignment with NCBM.  We are on site coordinators for the Hurricane Matthew-Lumberton Rebuild site.  Our volunteers this week: 1-The Monroe Guys (Ricky, Gene, Sammy & Mark) with Bill, Ree from GA & Dan from VA; 2-Lloyd & Sharon from CA; 3-Billy had a busy week; 4-FBC Bryson City; 5-Homeowner Lois getting some hugs from the volunteers; 7-Paul & the Region 1 Feeding Team fed us great meals. No picture-Al Percy from Cary.

1.07-001     Lumberton rebuild is off to a great start. Most of a roof damaged by Matthew has been replaced. Subfloors and sheeting installed. More tear out and mold fogging done along with site clean up.  That’s right a little bit of everything to be done here. Looks like we will be here for at least 2 years or longer. There is lots of need for plumbers, electricians, HVAC and duct work installers, carpenters, roofers, insulation installers, sheet rock hangers and finishers, trimmers, flooring installers, painters and the list goes on.  With all this work a lot of helpers will also be needed.  So start signing up now for your many trips you will be making to Lumberton to help us rebuild and share His word and love.

There are also more fogging & tear out job requests still coming in

In case you don’t want to come to Lumberton, rebuild sites are also open in Winsor, Warsaw & Black River. Recovery is still going on in Tarboro.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

happy-new-year-banner    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:1

2016 was a wonderful year for us. We spent most of it in Johnsonville, SC doing rebuild, recovery and sharing HIS love with others. This was made possible by the doors God opened and all the many volunteers who responded to His call to go and serve. Thank you to each and every one who responded and those who were not able to respond but still prayed and supported the NC Baptist Rebuild in 2016.

2016 also brought some changes in our family.  We welcomed our newest grandson, Walker William Andrews, on April 30 thanks to Matt & Tanya.  We are head over heels in love with him. On a sad note they lost their beloved Ellie.  She was the golden retriever they got before they got married and was the inspiration for naming their bakery, Yellow Dog Bread. Our oldest son Josh has turned a new leaf in the pages of his book. Our daughter Kim’s husband, Brandon, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 was declared cancer free this year. Kim also went back to school and is now a CNA-1 and has a new job. Thank you for all your prayers.

Over the past months we have been able to spend some time with family and enjoyed a wonderful Christmas. We have also been doing some prep work for our new call. NC Baptist asked us to serve again as rebuild site coordinators, this time in Lumberton following Hurricane Matthew.  As of January 1 we have 10 homes ready to start rebuilding.  The work will not only be in Lumberton but also the surrounding 30 miles which includes around 4000 affected homes. Many had insurance, some had savings and some will apply for SBA loans to get their homes livable again. We believe however there are roughly 500 to 1000 that will need some kind of help so they can return home.  This opens the door for NCBM and others to help those in need and share His Gospel as we work.  At the present time NCBM will continue to be set up at Hyde Park Baptist in Lumberton.  We are working to obtain a building which we can relocate in.  This will allow Hyde Park to have their facilities back so they can continue to grow.  The new location will allow us to better serve the volunteers and home owners needs.

We had two teams come to serve in rebuild this week.  We look forward to seeing each of you soon as we all continue to answer the call.

Specific ways you can pray for us: A new building for us to move into; more volunteers to accept the call; the lost in the area to accept Christ.