Friday, September 25, 2009

Trailer Floor Repairs

On Friday September 4th and Saturday September 5th, we repaired and replaced rotted out trailer floor for a couple in need. This couple really touched our hearts. They have been waiting for a while to get this fixed.
When we started this project on Friday morning, their toilet was falling through the bathroom floor. There were also holes in the bedroom and closet floors. We needed to replace the wood, as well as some joists and bracing. We put some flooring down in the closet and started in the bathroom.
On Saturday we worked on the floor in the kitchen and laundry room. This also needed wood, joists, and bracing repairs. Once this was done we started to put the new flooring down on it. It looks so nice! We could only do about half of the kitchen flooring where the laundry room and back door is. Now we need to go back to fix the floor were the fridge is at, since this is also falling in. There are holes in the living room floor as well as another bathroom where the toilet is falling in.
We could use your help to finish this project for them. If the Lord would lead you to donate to this project, please contact us. Also, if you would like to help with the physical labor needed for this project please let us know.

Thanks!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Harley Bike Ride

On August 29, we hosted a fundraiser to help a man who had broken his back and needed help covering some of his medical and living expenses. We provided the food to help those who would be riding.

We are glad that a local business (Harley-Davidson Beach House of Shallotte) allowed them to use their facilities for this event. There were also other ministries taking part, as well as many prayers that went up for this man and his family after his accident.

He was told he would never walk again - praise God that he was able to be there with a cane and a back brace! His story is very touching of how the Lord used this man's broken back to bring him to the Lord!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Day at the Park in Supply NC

Also, on August 22, a few friends of FBM spent a day at the park in Supply, NC. There was a couple of people there to hand out some of our brochures to those who wanted them, while we were in the Atlantic Beach area.

Here we worked with Asuza ministries, who also collected supplies for kids back to school. Once we arrived there, Dean was able share a message with those present, along with several other ministries qho shared with these people.

Atlantic Beach Stuff the Bus

On Saturday August 22, we worked with several other ministries at the "Atlantic Beach Stuff the Bus" in Atlantic Branch, South Carolina. Our part was to provide the food for the children and their families. Prior to the event, people collected food, clothes and school supplies that were then handed out the these families. We cooked the hot dogs and hamburgers there on site and served chips, nachos with cheese, as well as lemonade and water.
To tell a little bit of what happened here in our part - there were all types of people who came out for this meal. We were just about to wrap up with our part and in comes one more family who had traveled a long time to get there and did not think they would make it in time. They had to register to able to get the school supplies and food. So one of us took one of them to get that done, even though we had already started to put that stuff away. Long story short, there was the mom, dad and nine kids... we had 13 hamburgers left along with some chips, cheese, buns and drinks. We sent what we had left home with them. God is so great.

Overall, there was a nice turn out. There were some people there that had no children and just needed a hot meal. We were very glad that we could provide it for them. There was a message of the gospel given out, games, face painting, singing and other entertainment for all to enjoy.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Mountain Missions Trip - August 13-16, 2009

We had all sorts of people join us on our trip to the mountains - with ages ranging from 4 to 70. Each and every one played a very important role in what the Lord had us there to do. We worked two days on building one deck and two ramps. One was for a woman who was 101 years old! The other two women needed ramps to help them get in and out of their homes, as well.

Along with our hard work we also enjoyed having a lot of fun. After a full day of working on the projects we went swimming in a cold creek that ran through the mountains. It had two diving boards, and nearly every one of the kids went off the diving boards. It was great to see them have fun and watching them enjoy some of what God has created for us to enjoy.

We were blessed with great meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And we spent a lot of time singing, sharing stories and and just spending some time getting to know each other better. We also had devotion time together, as well as one-on-one time with the Lord.

There was one night where some geese flew down and the kids fed them a little bread. Then later the same geese flew over head while we were singing; one lone goose flew over head at the last song. What a great reminder of how much the Lord loves each one of us... wanting everyone to be there with Himself, but we all have a free will to choose.

These people all chose to go on this mission trip. They chose to be used by the Lord for His honor and glory. They chose to give up there cell phones, computers, and time doing other things they could of been doing, in order to serve others. We are thankful to the Lord for each one of them who chose to listen and obey the Lord's call on their hearts.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Breakfast in Brunswick County

Recently, Faith-Building Missions partnered up with Brunswick Housing Opportunities, Warm, and Habitat for Humanity. There were several other groups at this event, as well - we are all working together to help the needy in Brunswick County. Here are a few photos of the breakfast we had together in order to share ideas of how we can better work together in the community:

Monday, August 10, 2009

More Feedings - Dental Bus in Shallotte

Here are a few pictures of our feeding from when the dental bus came to First Baptist Church of Shallotte on Saturday, June 27th from 11 to 2 pm.
We served a meal to the staff who were doing the dental work as well as to those who were there to have their teeth worked on.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

School Feedings (from April - sorry, we're behind!)

On April 20, Faith-Building Missions along with several people from Ocean View Baptist Church fed 114 plates of spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, and cupcakes at Belville Elementary School. There were about 10 of us who went to the school to serve, about 10 to 12 people who made the food or helped to load it all up. Some from Ocean View Baptist Church and Faith Building Missions.
On Tuesday, April 21, we served about 80 meals at Supply Elementary School. We had a little boy who prayed for the meal. There were a lot of comments made about they have never been treated like this, it was so nice that some one thought of them to do this for them. One boy said he thought that he was in heaven, because he was getting such a good meal. There were a lot of little things that made it such a blessing to each one of us who went and helped to make the food... the Lord took care of every detail.
Thursday, April 23 we went to L Elementary School. All of these feedings are for the kids in the CIS and some of their parents. A great praise was that there were about 3 or 4 young boys who asked if they could pray for the meal. That was so heart touching, I need to take the video camera and get some of them on tape!

Thanks for your prayers and support!
Faith Building Missions

Friday, July 31, 2009

Website Updated with New Events

We've updated the website with more upcoming events! Be sure to check it out and let us know if you're interested in helping out in any way.

Thank you!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Dinner Meal

This past Sunday we served an Easter meal with the help of those from several area churches. It was an amazing day and we saw the Lord work through our efforts of service. When the day was done we were able to give out almost 600 meals including with the traditional Easter fixings. The Wilmington news station was also there and shot a little video clip of the event:


It was a blessing to be used by the Lord on such a special day.

Link to WECT TV6 Article

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Upcoming Event!

Faith-Building Missions is now working with Brunswick County Family Assistance as well as Communities in Schools (CIS).

We will be providing a dinner meal to the children and their parents who are involved in these programs - there will be approximately 125 meals in all. They will be delivered to three of the local elementary schools and the food will be prepared, delivered and served in the respective schools.

Please be in prayer for this program; we will start out doing this for 9 weeks. The dates are as follows:

April:
20th
21st
23rd
27th
28th
30th

May:
4th
5th
7th

Thank you for your prayers and support.
God Bless you!
Faith Building Missions

"And the King will answer, I assure you, insofar as you did it to one of the least of these Brothers of Mine, you did it to Me." - Matthew 25:40

Easter Meals

Faith Building Missions is blessed to be able to provide an Easter meal for the needy and widows of our community. We would ask you to pray for us: those who are helping, and those who will receive these meals.

We will prepare approximately 550 meals at Ocean View Baptist Church and will be delivering the meals to Victory Freewill Baptist Church. The Manna ministry will also help us in delivering these meals.

This will all take place on Saturday, April 11th, 2009. Thank you for your prayers and support!

God bless you!
Faith Building Missions

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Brother Joel

Please pray for our brother in Christ, Joel & his wife, Geri - he fell of his roof while fixing it. To give you a little background about this wonderful couple: They are located in Shallotte, NC and have been in the ministry for over 30 years, in a lot of different ways. The Lord has used them in so many ways to draw others to Himself, always giving of themselves for His honor and glory.

We (Faith-Building Missions) are going to work with some others to put a new roof on their home for them. We must first remove the old shingles and tin, then install new ply-wood in areas of need, and lastly, install new felt and shingles.

It will take several weeks for brother Joel to get better, but he is still pressing on for the Lord. Thank you for your prayers and support of this project.

“So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will show forth thy praise to all generations.”
Psalm 79:13

Monday, January 19, 2009

Robinson Family Needs Your Prayers

Please pray for the Robinson family. Ms. Robinson has terminal cancer and a broken arm. She is also taking care of a paraplegic son, along with trying to take care of her own mother who has Alzheimer’s.

They have been removed from their home because of the many needed repairs. Faith-Building Missions has partnered up with others in Whiteville, NC to work on this project. We’re cleaning up the yard, replacing the hot water heater, replacing heating and air systems, fixing cracks and re-plastering block walls. We’ll be replacing the roof, soffit, facia, and stucco, painting the interior and exterior walls, adding a new trim, laying new carpet floor covering throughout the entire home, and making any needed repairs to the bathrooms and kitchen.

Lord-willing, the family will move back in to their updated home by the end of January 2009. Once the family moves in, the outside of house will need stucco and painting. We hope to have
that completed by the end of February. Thank you so much for your prayers and support of this project.

“O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.”
-1 Chronicles 16:34