Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–October 8-14, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 10.141-FBC Hickory; 2-Al Percy with Billy; 3-Debbie Holloway; 4 & 5-Colonial Baptist, Trinity; 6-Church 180, Rock Hill, SC; 7-Daystar Church ,Greensboro.Mission Trip Adventures 10.141Started the week out with one team from Hickory. They were joined by three other churches for the end of the week. Teams have been busy hanging sheetrock, installing cabinets, plumbing, electrical, painting, laying flooring and doing trim work. Also want to say thanks to Christian Aid for continuing to lend a hand in the rebuild efforts of Lumberton. They have worked on three homes for us this week.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild - Day of Service - October 7, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 10.07Governor Cooper and his staff put together a Day of Service to remember Matthew’s visit one year ago.  5 sites were chosen to be work sites. Close to 100 people showed up to help rebuild in Lumberton.  The Governor his wife and daughter helped hang sheet rock at a home on Oregon Street. The rest of the windows were also replaced.

Mission Trip Adventures 10.071Governor Cooper tried to personally thank each volunteer for their help to rebuild Lumberton. Mike Sprayberry was also in Lumberton and did his part at helping out.  One of the groups was from a local high school. Their teacher plans to bring them back several times so he can teach them basic building skills. This will help us out a lot as well as the students being able to learn skills.

The rebuild project in Lumberton is like most other disasters. Once the news media leaves the rest of the public believes all is done and help goes away but we are still here and can use your help.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–September 24-30, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 9.301-Union Baptist, Monroe; 2-FBC Matthews; 3-Ed Coletrain; 4-Sid & BettyAnn; 5-Swananoa Baptist Church; 6-Community Bible Church, High Point; 7-Feeding Region 2; 8-Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Cramerton; 9-Vertical Church, Lumberton; Not pictured: Al Percy & Orange County Democratic Party.

Mission Trip Adventures 9.301Another week of dedicated volunteers who came to Lumberton with a heart full of compassion and ready to serve GOD as needed. This week teams have installed two metal roofs, replaced windows on two homes, installed sub flooring, laid flooring, built walls, installed and finished wiring, lots of painting, hung insulation and did two tear outs.  One of our highlights this week was when Susanna McNeil moved her stuff back into her rebuilt home. David and I had a chance to chat and pray with her on Saturday. She called many of the volunteers who worked on her house by name and thanked the Lord for each one.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–September 17-23, 2017

MissionTripAdventures 9.231-Feeding Region 4 Part 1; 2-Feeding Region 4 Part 2; 3-Ray Greene, Union Church, Monroe and David; 4-Sunset Road BC, Charlotte; 5-Life Community Church, Thomasville; 6-Church at Charlotte; 7-Biltmore Church, Ashville & Terry from Archdale.CollagesWhat an awesome week. Only had a few teams but so much got done. Lots of beginning and finish painting, sub flooring going down at a couple homes and finish flooring at another, plumbing, electric and the list goes on.  Did I mention four final inspections so more families can move back home. Also had a visit from Richard Brunson along with Debra Morgan with WRAL TV 5.  She is putting together a special for October 8th which will be the 1 year anniversary of Hurricane Matthew.  Yes it has been one year and with lots of help both physical and monetary NCBM is making a difference in the Lumberton area.  Your help will be needed for the next few years so more families can return home.  Please call soon and reserve your dates.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–September 10-16, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 9.161-Cheryl & Antony; 2-Park Place BC, Thomasville;  3-Paul Langston & JE Skinner; 4-Feeding Region 3-Earl, RW, Doreen & Scott (All back for a second week); 5-Grey Stone BC, Durham; 6-Daystar Church, Greensboro; 7-Christ Community Church-Pinehurst. Mission Trip Adventures 9.16-001 The number of volunteers was low this week but they made up for the low numbers with the desire to serve to their full ability as the LORD provided. They have gotten three more homes ready for final inspection on Monday as well as moving other jobs way along in the rebuild process.  Some of them love serving the LORD so much you would say they just dug right into it.  In reality Paul and Ed were under homes and in attics and when you sweat and do that you gonna get dirty.  J E came down for a few days to help us get some cabinets finished and then he built another much needed shelf in the tool room.

As for the concrete we saw a portion of the dock area started to sink in so we cut and dug it out to find out most likely the fill dirt was not properly packed before it was poured 40 years ago.  But it is now all repaired.

Governor Cooper is promoting a Volunteer Day in NC on October 7th.  Lumberton will be one of the work sites. We are looking for leaders with rebuild skills to help lead teams on the 7th.  So please call us to sign up to serve.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–August 26–September 9, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 9.9First Week: 1-FBC Salisbury; Second Week: 2-Southeast BC, Greensboro; 3-Tom Yarbrough, Winston-Salem; 4-Region 3 Feeding; 5-Life Community Church, Greensboro; 6-Ideal Electrical Services, Indian Trail; 7-FBC Mauldin, SC.

Mission Trip Adventures 9.9-001We only had a one team scheduled  for last week we took the week off. We had a nice time at home and with family. David took off this week and Anthony a few days each week.  By rotating our time the site remained open and lots of work got done.  Teams have been working lately to complete some of the many homes we are working on. Sophie worked on electrical issues last week and then on Friday Jeff Little brought a large electric crew in to help out. Most volunteers have done trim work touch up painting and floor installation. A group this week also installed floor decking.  In other words a little of every thing has been done over the past two weeks. One of the most asked question this week was were we closing up and going to Texas or Florida.  NC Baptist Men does have teams in Texas and others will respond south when and as needed.  As for the Lumberton operation the plan is for it to stay open and operating.  So if you have already made plans to come to Lumberton I pray you will stay the course.  And if you want to volunteer to help others in need but don’t want to travel to Texas or Florida then please come to Lumberton to help rebuild homes so the people here can return to their home.  Also with big cooking teams going out of state we are being left short handed in the kitchen. So we still need many volunteers to rebuild Hurricane Matthew damaged homes and cook to feed the volunteers.

Also, Ann walked in the First Annual Robeson County Walk to Remember today (Saturday) at Luther Britt Park and received a Challenge Coin.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–August 20-26, 2017

8.26Volunteers this week: 1-Sophie with Biltmore Baptist, Asheville; 2-Reg 4 Feeding Part 1; 3-Southeast Baptist, Greensboro; 4-Al Percy; 5-Calvary Chapel, Greensboro; 6-Charlie Stroud; 7-Ginger & Robert Isenhour; 8-Reg 4 Feeding Part 2; 9-Trinity Baptist, Raleigh.

Mission Trip Advendures 8.26It has been a great week in Lumberton.  Had some small groups full of people with servants hearts wanting to help as needed.  Teams have painted, installed insulation, installed floor decking, laid flooring, did lots of trim work, hung doors, hung siding and so much more.  We will be able to call for final inspection on more homes on Monday and soon Joanne, Susannah and the Lewis’s  will be headed home.  It is definitely a blessing to serve helping to rebuild a home so people can return home.  If you have never done it call us to arrange your day or week.

As normal for this time of the year volunteer numbers are low.  The ones who come make a difference in somebodies life.  Hope to hear from more volunteers so we will have volunteers each week during the remaining summer, fall and winter months.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Rebuild–August 13-19, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 08.19Our volunteers: 1-River Community Church, Fayetteville; 2-Park Place Baptist, Thomasville; 3-Union Baptist, Monroe; 4-Part of Region 3 Feeding; 5-Morris, Biltmore Baptist & Sothie, KC Missouri - Our electricial team; 6-David & Fred, Edenton & Bill, Sanford; 7-Life Community Church, Greensboro; 8-Euto Baptist, Marshville; 9-1st  United Methodist, Cary.Mission Trip Adventures 08.19It’s been a very productive week even with the heat and humidity.  Teams have been under the homes , in them and on the roof.  Some of the teams joined up to work on the same homes.  Teams have laid shingles, installed insulation, hung sheet rock, wired, plumbed stained , painted, installed cabinets and built counter tops, installed floor decking and much more.  It’s amazing how much work can be done with only a few volunteers.  My thought is THANK YOU LORD.  We are still in need of skilled electricians, plumbers and trim finishers so we can complete the 30 homes we are currently working on and start more.  Currently we have over 100 request that we have not begun to help yet. We all are very happy to have Anthony back.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–August 6-12, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 8.121-Ed Coletrane; 2-Al Percy; 3-Bethany Bethany Baptist, Winston-Salam; 4-Branch's Baptist Church, Richmond, VA; 5-Reg 2 Feeding with local help; 6-Bagley Swamp Wesleyan Church, Hertford.

Mission Trip Adventures 8.12-002Teams were busy this week. Painting, installing floor decking and flooring, plumbing, shingling and lots more.

Mission Trip Adventures 8.12-001Part of the Bethany team did two Backyard Bible Clubs each day. They had lots of fun while showing these kids the love of Jesus.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–July 30-August 5, 2017

8.5Volunteers: 1-Region 1 Feeding; 2-Village Baptist Church, Fayetteville; 3-The Summit Church, Kernersville; 4-Wanda's Friends, Kannapolis; 5-Life Community Church, Greensboro.Mission Trip Adventures 8.5The summer rush is over. This is the first time in a while that we had low numbers and only a half week of that.  However each group came with a heart to serve at whatever needed to be done even if it wasn’t their favorite task.  A team worked on the Moore home hauling in sand to fill low spots under the home and then installed all new floor joists.  Another team installed kitchen cabinets and did trim work in two homes while the rest of their group followed them with caulking and paint.  Another group installed sheet rock and subflooring. A group arrive that we forgot to put on forecast and they installed sheetrock, mudded it and painted the rest of the house.  So yes they were small in numbers but by having a servants heart and following HIS call a lot of work and even more witnessing was done.

The weather is changing and the number of volunteers on our forecast are low.  Please consider bringing a team to serve at one of the 5 eastern North Carolina rebuild sites.  And yes we hope it is Lumberton.  We have bunk beds and inside showers for all as well as a great kitchen and dining hall. Hope to see your group soon!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild July 23-29, 2017

Groups1-Beech Glen Baptist Church, Mars Hill; 2- Wesley Memorial UMC, Wilmington;3- Episcopal Diocese of NC - Province IV Youth Ministries & South Africa; 4-First of Week-Region 6 Feeding Team; 5-End of Week- Region 6 Feeding Plus Others. Lllwellyen also helped Ann in the office and Joyce did a variety of jobs.

Groups1We put out an emergency call for crew chiefs and boy did we get them.  We could not have made it without them. 6-Ray; 7-Sid, Michael, Paul L., Paul M. & Walt; 8-Sid; 9-Chris, Roger & Rodney; 10-Paul L; 11-Robert with Cookie, the youth group leader.

Beech GlenThe Beech Glen group came with a servants heart willing to try anything.  They insulated two homes, finished a tear out on another.  After all that fun they laid laminate floors in one home while installing floor joist in another.  Wesley Memorial also joined us for the week. They work on three different homes doing vinyl siding, tile floors, trim work and painting.

Youth workingThe youth group was very large and split into several teams.  They hung dry wall, laid shingles, installed a metal roof, installed crawlspace insulation,  Cleaned out a crawl pace and rest of floor joist on a home.  One of the teams finished painting a lot of molding which had been donated.  A special THANK YOU to all the men and ladies who stepped up to help lead these youth.  It turns out they were not only talented construction workers but they were also great teachers. The youth commented that they first learned why we are in Lumberton and then they learned about a skill they can now use to help others in sharing the gospel.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–July 16-22, 2017

7.221-Region 7 Feeding Team-First of Week; 2-Region 7 Feeding Team-End of Week; 3-College Park Baptist Church (lodged at Godwin Heights BC); 4-Crew Chiefs Monty & Beth Rogers; 5-CMT team from FBC Simpsonville, SC (lodged with us); Not Pictured-Crew Chiefs JE & Betsy Skinner & CMT teams from Wendell BC, Edenton BC, Zion BC & FBC Mauldin, SC (stayed at Hyde Park).

PhotosIt was a very hot and busy week in Lumberton. This was Carolina Mission Team week. They brought 210 volunteers from five churches. We had teams in most every direction and did multiple jobs. Teams installed metal and shingle roofs, painted, installed flooring, cabinets, trim work, floor decking, insulation, wired and plumbed homes and lots more. Best of all the volunteers spent time with several of the home owners and shared why they came to help a total stranger. Some volunteers did ministry work throughout the town. Each night they had a worship time over at Hyde Park. Thanks to the extra cook and support staff which came to help us out.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Rebuild July 9-15, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 7.151-Grace Baptist Church, New Bethlehem, PA; 2-Kathy Evans, FBC Maysville worked with Life Community Church, Greensboro; 3- Region 8 Feeding; 4- Biltmore Church, Asheville; 5- Mt Zion Wesleyan, Thomasville.Mission Trip Adventures 7.1516-Daystar Church, Greensboro; 7-Purchase the lastest in Disaster Rebuild fashion when you volunteer at one of the five rebuild sites; 8-Florence Baptist Association; 9-Princeton Church, Football coaches and players; 10-Mission Discovery group from Bloomfield, NJ; Not pictured-Bill Martin, Billy Carter, Paul Staph, Michael Locklear; Shane & Isaiah, see below.Mission Trip Adventures 7.15-001This week has been filled with lots of ministry and labor of love. I (Billy) apologize to start off for not getting building pictures. But this operation is so big and busy at this time I had trouble getting away from the rebuild center to even look at what’s happening in the field. However, I do know that we had many volunteers this week who have done an awesome job. Three homes were completed so families could return home, painting, flooring laid, door and windows installed, sheetrock hung and finished, electrical and plumbing done both rough in and completions, roofing, insulation and even more tear out jobs completed. Let’s just say much work was done this week by volunteers with a servant’s heart that came to Lumberton to serve as GOD needs them to and it was a big success.Mission Trip Adventures 7.151-001Now for the most exciting news. On Friday we had a first for Lumberton Rebuild Center.  We had a young lady with a team from PA who gave her testimony during our devotion time on Wednesday night.  She shared with us what her life had been like with an alcoholic father and divorced non Christian parents. She told us she had recently accepted Jesus into her life and what a difference it had made. The next night she told her group leader that she wanted him to baptize her while they were still here.  Even though he was not a pastor he agreed to do it if we could provide the vessel for the water.

We set out to find what we needed to make it happen.  Billy went over to the construction company to see if they had anything we could use.  They had a bathtub sitting in their yard. He brought it over we got it cleaned up and filled with water.

Billy had talked to a man that worked over at the construction company that told him his 8 year old granddaughter had accepted Jesus two weeks ago.  She didn't want to be baptized in the ocean or the river so they talked about bringing her over to get  baptized in the tub. He wanted to bring about 10 family members so we invited them to join us for dinner.

So on Friday night after dinner and a short devotion we all went out to the prayer garden and two young girls were baptized. Then we all sang Amazing Grace.   It was a glorious evening that we will never forget.

PS-Don’t think that because so much got done this week that the operation is anywhere near complete. Today we have 30 homes on the working list which still leaves 120 on the waiting list to get started on and new requests coming in almost every day. Call, text or e-mail us or NCBM office to get your group on the schedule to help rebuild the Lumberton area. We need many skilled teams so the teams who are not so skilled can fill in and help when they respond.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–June 25-July 1

07.11- FBC Knightdale; 2- Shannon Baptist Church; 3- Shiloh Bible Church, Danville, PA; 4- Freedom Baptist Church, Forest, VA; 5- FBC Salisbury. Mission Trip Adventures 7.01 6- Region 10 Feeding; 7- The guys that keep everything going; 8- Mission Discovery; 9- Crew Chiefs-Billy & Walt; 10- Visit from Gov. Roy Cooper to announce recipients of Governor’s Fund Grant.Mission Trip Adventures 7.301June has been a very busy month in Lumberton. This past week was no exception. We had several volunteer teams working on multiple projects. Teams replaced 4 roofs, painted homes and trim work, cleaned up, did tear outs, replaced insulation, electrical, plumbing, hung sheetrock , installed subfloor and lots more. We now have several homes almost complete and ready for the homeowners to return home. Thanks to all the adults and youth that have been GOD’s hand and feet over the past 6 months. HIS word is spreading due to so many volunteers hearing the call to go and responding.

The LORD has blessed us with many young volunteers for July. If you have any spare time and willing to help us out please give one of us a call. Looks like July will be hot as normal so I ask you to pray for the volunteers to stay safe and hydrated.

Oh yeah, Grandson Matthew got his first Harley ride. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–June 18-24, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 6.241-FBC Fayetteville;2-Reg 5 Feeding Region 3;-Swannanoa Baptist;
4-Community Bible Church, High Point; 5-Micharl Locklear & Friends; 6-Park Place Baptist,Thomasville; 7-Western Blvd Presbyterian Church, Raleigh.
Mission Trip Adventures 6.2418-Crew Chiefs & Helpers-Sid, Bettyanne, Matt, JE & Paul; 9-Highland Baptist, Raleigh; 10 -Union Baptist, Monroe with Lisa, Berean BC, Fayetteville; 11-The Summit Church, Kernersville; 12-Holly Grove Baptist, Spring Hope; 13-Trinity Baptist; Raleigh.Collages3Teams have been very busy this week.  Flooring laid, windows installed and trimmed, doors hung and lots of trim moulding installed.  It has also been humid so many brakes were taken even by JE who never stops.Collages2Teams are also still doing tear outs. We worked on four homes this week. Even though it was hot and tiring work the Summit team still had fun their last night with a talent show.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–June 4-17, 2017

Scripture PrintablesOur volunteers Week of June 4-10: 1-FBC Pinson AL; 2-FBC Bristol VA; 3-Help Robeson-Chapel Hill; 4-Region 3 Feeding Team; 5-Church at Charlotte; 6-??\FBC Kernersville; 7-FBC Stanleyville; 8-Christ Community, Pinehurst; Not pictured-Crew Chiefs Steve Matthews, Bobby Wood & Billy Threat.Mission Trip Adventures 06.17Volunteers Week of June 11-17: 1-Our grandson, Matt with Biltmore, Asheville. 2-Roxboro Baptist Church; 3-Sid & Bettyanne; 4-St. Johns Episcopal, Charlotte; 5-Reg. 4 Feeding Part 1; 6-Reg. 4 Feeding Part 2; 7-Greystone Baptist Church, Raleigh; 8-Leadership Team-Anthony, Billy, David & JE; Not Pictured-Cornerstone BC, SC; Union Grove Baptist, Marshville; FBC Oak Island; FBC Kernersville.mission discovery-001We also had a Mission Discovery Team from Trinity Reformed Church- Pella, Iowa.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures May 14–June3, 2017

It’s been a very hectic three weeks since our last blog post.  I will blame it on finishing up the new Lumberton Rebuild Center and all the excitement with the dedication plus taking some time off for the Memorial Day weekend holiday and spending some family time with our loved ones. So here are three weeks in one. Someone in our group was interviewed by a news crew each of these weeks. Be sure read the articles and watch the videos posted below each week. We are gearing up for June and July to be our busiest months yet so no more excuses.Mission Trip Adventures 5.20     We had a nice crowd at the Dedication Ceremony held on May 17.  Mike Sprayberry Director of NC Emergency Management was our guest speaker. Paul recruited a great feeding team to come in especially for this event and they did an outstanding job both with the food and decorating. Richard Brunson, Executive Director of NCBM cut the ribbon for our grand opening.

We would like to invite everyone to come and visit us in our new home and stay a few days or a week and help put the Hurricane Matthew survivors back in their homes.Mission Trip Adventures 5.201     Volunteers Week of May 14-20: 1-Salisbury Baptist Church; 2-Euto Baptist Church-ONE Student Ministries, Marshville; 3-Greystone Baptist, Raleigh; 4-Grace Baptist Church, Laurinburg; 5-Region 3-4-5 Feeding Team; 6-Moravia Moravian Church, Oakridge.

http://wpde.com/news/local/nc-baptists-on-mission-to-rebuild-1000-homes

Mission Trip Adventures 5.27     Volunteers Week of May 21-27: 1&2-Wrangler Corp.-Greensboro; 3-Region 1 Feeding; 4&5-Parkwood Baptist, Concord with the Deaf Ministry of Morganton. Not pictured: Matt Ingram Family, Hickory and The Summit Church of Thomasville.

http://www.twcnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/top-videos/2017/05/23/nc-baptist-men-help-rebuild-matthew-damage.html

Mission Trip Adventures 6.03     Volunteers for Week of May 28-June 3: 1-Region 3 Feeding Team; 2-Union Baptist, Monroe; 3-Bethel Baptist, Ronda; 4-Matt Ingram Family, Hickory; 5-A rare picture of Ann; 6&7-First Baptist Garner.

Two videos from ABC11 with volunteers and home owner.

http://abc11.com/news/matthew-survivors-still-hurting-as-hurricane-season-begins/2061383/

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Lumberton Rebuild April 30-May 13, 2017

5.6     April 30-May 6: Last week we went home for our grandson Walker’s first birthday.  Then we spent a couple of days at the lake cleaning the house and the yard.  Billy and David came back on Wednesday.  Pictured is the team from Watermark Church in Troutman.  We also had a small group from Shiloh Baptist, Monroe & First Baptist Kernersville.  Teams have been busy still doing tear outs while others installed flooring and mudding sheetrock.Mission Trip Adventures 5.13     May 7-13: 1-Biltmore, Asheville; 2-Larry & Bill, two of our six cooks for the week; 3-Westwood Baptist, Cary; 4-Greystone Baptist, Raleigh; 5-Fran, my great helper for the week; 6-Trinity Baptist, Raleigh; 7-Western Carolina University BCM.Mission Trip Adventures 5.131     This week has been very busy. We have been pushing ourselves very hard to get the new Lumberton Rebuild Center ready for the Open House Celebration on May 17 at 11:00.  Volunteers have been painting. building picnic tables, shelves and walk ways.  Dianne took on the project of building a prayer garden.  The WCU students helped her and then had prayer over it. Several volunteers have been working on Inez Bullock’s home in Fair Bluff.  It is all but complete so they dedicated the home to her on Wednesday.

For the past 3 months we have spent a lot of time getting the Rebuild Center up and running.  The Center is now in full operation. Meals are provided Monday breakfast through Saturday lunch, there are bunk beds for 60 people at this time (with an additional 30 just waiting for a mattress), Indoor showers as well as a shower unit, tool/materials room, prayer garden and a grass open area for group meetings.  Additional bunk trailers will be brought in as needed.  With additional bunk units we will be able to house and feed up to 150 per day.  There are also 3 full hook up camper sites and 4 water/power sites.  E-mail, call or text Ann to make reservations for yourself or team.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Lumberton Rebuild–April 23-29, 2017

Mission Trip Adventures 4.29.2017     1-FBC Garner; 2-Region 7 Feeding; 3-FBC Matthews; 4-Memorial Baptist, Williamston; 5-FBC-Kernersville; 6- Westwood Baptist, Cary; 7-Holly Grove Baptist, Spring Hope;8- Cabarrus Baptist Association; Not pictured -New Hope Baptist, Monroe.Mission Trip Adventures 4.29.2017-001  A lot has changed in Lumberton over the past several months.  Matthew came by and left a flood which yes damaged many homes but opened the door for the gospel to be spread. NCBM set up in Lumberton at Hyde Park Baptist and joined many other groups feeding the survivors and doing recovery work. On January 1 the Rebuild operation of NCBM officially started and has been going strong thanks to many devoted volunteers. On Thursday April 27 NCBM received permission to move into the almost completed NCBM Lumberton Rebuild Center. Again thanks to all the many volunteers who have made this move possible.  A special thanks to Bill Martin who long with David and Billy has lead the renovation process.  Over the next few weeks we will continue to renovate the site and clean up as we prepare for an Open House on May 17, 2017 from 11:00 till 1:00.  Hope you will join us as we give thanks to GOD for what he has supplied us with to help rebuild the Lumberton area.

Volunteers this week also worked on several homes bringing these families closer o being able to return home.  Teams did plumbing, electrical, replaced windows, hung and finished sheet rock, laid flooring, installed doors, did trim work, installed shingles and painted. Yes a little bit of everything needs to be done as we rebuild Lumberton and share the gospel.  Each week a team is able to sit and visit with a home owner listening to their story and sharing GOD’s love.

Please ask GOD where he wants you to serve him and follow His answer.  Sometimes he speaks directly to us and sometimes he sends a message to us through others.  Either way if you follow His call you can have the most fun ever and be filled with joy as you help others.  I am human and want you to choose to come to Lumberton to stay for a while and help rebuild here but again “Follow His call.“

We now offer bunk beds for those lodging with us. There is also 3 full hook up sites and 3 sites with water and electric only (we do have a dump site for when you leave).  There is also a large area for games and tent camping. In a few weeks we hope to construct a prayer garden. 

Come see us soon.