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Hello, again, my Brothers and Sisters in Christ. You may recall an earlier request for volunteers in Sellers, SC, a small poor community that suffered greatly from hurricane Matthew in October, 2016. We have been housed at the Library / Community Center, sleeping on cots and using a primitive shower. We have been making home repairs including electrical and installing sheetrock and flooring. We still have floors to repair, minor roof repair and electrical to do. More needs to be done.  ABMen-USA are planning to return to Sellers on Monday, May 15,  to Saturday, May 20, 2017. Yes, this is the day after Easter Sunday. Please consider how many days you can participate. The people of Sellers are very friendly, engaging and appreciative of any help they receive and they are very deserving. Please contact me and let me know what days you plan to be there so we can prepare for you. You will need a sleeping bag, (or sheets and blanket) pillow, toiletries, towel and wash cloth, etc. You may bring any personal tools if you want. Please contact me at the e-mail address or phone number below. Thanks, again for all y’all do for our Ministry and for the Lord in being the hands and feet of Christ.

Lucky Ray

Executive Director, ABMen-USA





From American Baptist Men NYS Disaster Relief

A disaster relief trip for victims of Super storm Sandy is planned with departure from two places in the state on Sunday, November 25.   At this time our work site has not yet been determined.   We  are still getting information.  Here are the two departure/meeting places:


  • First Baptist Church, Clifton Park (Capital Area) at 2 PM.  Contact person is Art Sabourin, phone: 518-727-4851  or email:
  • First Baptist Church, Penn Yan (Finger Lakes) at 2PM.  Contact person is John R. Tharp, phone: 315-536-8490  or email:


It is important to have an accurate count for transportation and lodging.  Arrangements can be made to meet or pick up people who live south of  I-90.  You will need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel and wash cloth, and personal items.  We will be working outside so prepare for cold/wet weather.  We will be clearing fallen trees for which we have some equipment.  If you desire, you may bring your own equipment.  Those who operate chain saws will be expected to wear chaps and a helmet.

Thank you!

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