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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

luckyray1@suddenlink.net

304-549-9285

 

 

ABMEN USA DISASTER RELIEF UPDATES

Good morning;

 

As the incoming President of ABMen USA I am continuing in my effort to connect with mens ministry contacts and region ministry contacts within my direct area.   I do apologize if these emails seem pestering to your office as I only want to find the best contact to get the word out quickly and to the correct people.  Any assistance or suggestions of who I should speak to and how we may communicate with your Region are always appreciated.

 

BACONE COLLEGE TORNADO RESPONSE #2

 

ABMen USA earlier this month at its Annual Meeting agreed to enter into a continuing relationship of support for Bacone College as we (ABMen USA) continue to re-affirm our ABC ministry and mission support throughout the country.

 

Recently Jack Cobb our National Disaster Relief Coordinator issued a call for help following a tornado event that directly hit the college campus in July 2016, the 2nd tornado to strike the campus since last Christmas.  A link to this story can be found using the following URL which can be pasted into your browser: http://ktul.com/news/local/bacone-college-suffers-considerable-storm-damage . I initially sent this information to most of my data base but realize many have been busy with end of summer and family obligations.

 

An initial team of 3-4 men from West Virginia has arrived on campus over the weekend to continue repairs that ABMen began in early June. I am hoping to get word out again ASAP to any that may have time or desire to assist in the current efforts and I would ask if there is any one you might suggest that I might speak with in the mens ministry’s of your Region that also might be willing or wanting to participate with this call.

 

LOUiSIANA FLOODING RESPONSE 

 

Currently the call for a ABM USA disaster relief in response to assist in the Louisiana flooding clean up is in a standby pattern as we wait for word from ABHMS, VOAD or other local entity who will work with ABMen USA to organize the call of our ministry.  We typically follow this protocol in order to make sure there are specific contacts in place for our teams when they travel in response to a disaster such as this and to insure the logistics of where and when we report.  This would also include insurance coverage, food and housing options if made available.   If we are activated for this disaster I will be sure to immediately assist Jack Cobb in getting the word out in our area.

 

If any teams from your area might be already planning a response independently or through connections they already have in place to the area please update me as well if you think about it so we can offer any resources ABMen might also have available to them, if possible.

 

First Crow Indian Baptist Church – Lodge Grass, Montana 

 

ABMen USA is working with the local pastor and ABHMS to coordinate help to install HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing services within the First Crow Indian Baptist Church new church building in Lodge Grass, Montana the end of September and first of October as noted on the attached flyer and bulletin insert.  Please consider whether any interest exists in responding to this ABMen request for help prior to the Montana winter sets in.  For information you may contact Cody Pollington directly or Luck Ray, ABMen USA Executive Director.

Thank you for all you do for all of our ABC ministries. 

Striving to be the hands and feet of Jesus,

ABMen USA

Bob Slechta

12736 Martha St

Omaha NE 68144

402-677-0618 (C)

Bob@RBSGroupco.com