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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




An Update to11/16/12 Message from American Baptist Men NYS

We are confirmed for responding on Sunday, November 25th, leaving Penn Yan First Baptist Church and Clifton Park Center Baptist Church at 2 PM.  We will be traveling to Red Bank, NJ.  Lodging and food will be provided.  People should bring sleeping bags, pillows, towels and wash cloths, and personal items.  Those who wish to be picked up south of the departure points or meet somewhere in the southern tier should contact John Tharp (Penn Yan) at  or 315-536-8490 (home)  or 315-694-1108 (cell),  or Art Sabourin (Clifton Park) at or 518-371-0412.  (Note:  Art will only be available by phone between Wednesday and Saturday.) We will need people who are willing to drive their own cars with the possibility that we can car pool at the departure sites.  We will be doing mostly chainsaw work, although it is possible that some removal of mud will be needed.  People may bring their own saws but will be required to wear chaps and helmets.  These items will be provided.  Also each person will be asked to sign a waiver form.  The churches at the departure sites will provide box lunches for the traveling teams.  Those interested in going need to contact us early so we can give an accurate count for the lunches and for our lodging and accommodations.  We seek your prayers for safe travel and safe work in a difficult time.


John R. Tharp

Director of Disaster Relief


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