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: