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RETURN TO SELLERS, SC---COME AND JOIN US!!

Greetings VOLUNTEERS. I pray your summer is going well and the Lord is blessing you daily. Fall is around the corner and I’m sure plans are being made for last minute trips and family gatherings before school and other time requirements take control of your lives. As you may recall,  ABMen-USA Disaster Relief teams have been working in Sellers, SC.  Hurricane Matthew flooded this small, poor community in October 2016. There are still people living with friends or other family members because their own homes are not yet livable.

Jack Cobb, ABMen-USA Disaster Relief Coordinator and I will return to Sellers on Sunday, September 3, 2017 to work from Monday, September 4, 2017 to Saturday afternoon, September 9th. The work projects include rehabilitating floors, walls, electrical and other actions necessary for getting these deserving and grateful families back in their homes.

Yes, we are calling for a work party during the “Labor” Day week. What better way to spend “Labor” Day than to “Labor” in the Mission Field for Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen!  I have become very close to many of the people of Sellers and find them to be God loving, precious friends, who truly appreciate the smallest sacrifice we might do for them. Many of them are elderly, some with medical issues and some are not employed. But they are very deserving of whatever we can do to help bring their lives back to normalcy.

Please prayerfully consider joining us in Sellers, SC during “Labor” Day week. Perhaps you can join us for only a day or two, but any help will be greatly appreciated. We enjoy great fellowship with co-laborers and the local people of the community. Sellers is located on US route 301 and is about an hour from Myrtle Beach, SC. We stay at the Community Center located at 2635 Main St, Sellers, SC 29592. We sleep on Red Cross cots and prepare some of our meals and others are provided. We have a rudimentary shower stall fabricated in the janitor’s closet. You will need a sleeping bag and pillow or sheets and blanket and personal items such as towels, wash cloth, soap, etc.

Please contact me by August 25, 2017 if you plan to join us in this mission experience. God will bless you!

PS:  GREEN LAKE WORK PARTY 2017 IS SEPTEMBER 17 TO 23, 2017!!!!

Lucky Ray

Executive Director, ABMen-USA

luckyray1@suddenlink.net

304-549-9285

BATON ROUGE FLOOD DISASTER RESPONSE Oct. 31-Nov. 5

BATON ROUGE FLOOD DISASTER RESPONSE    Oct. 31-Nov. 5

 

 

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Our ABMen National Disaster Relief Coordinator issued a call to all ABM teams to respond to Baton Rouge during the weeks of Oct. 30, Nov. 6 and Nov. 13.  It is estimated that around 60,000 homes and businesses had 2-4 feet of water in their structures.  During this first week, a team of 5 men, 2 from West Virginia and 3 from Illinois responded to the call.

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Members of this team were Jack Cobb (National ABM Disaster Relief Coordinator) and Lucky Ray from West Virginia (green shirts), and Terry Maurizio, George Labadie and Richard Ruyle from our GRR Disaster Relief ministry.  Also pictured are Pauline Hurst and Rev Dennis Hebert the Pastor of True Light Baptist Church, from True Light Baptist Church where we were housed and fed.

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We slept on comfortable cots and showered in a 4 unit trailer just outside our door.  

 

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These three ladies served us delicious breakfast and lunch each day.  The members of True Light were very gracious hosts.

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Our initial view of Baton Rouge was debris still piled on the curb and temporary housing.  It had been 3 months since the flood and insulation and sheet rock were still being removed from homes.  The rebuilding was just beginning.

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The work consisted mostly of installing insulation and sheet rock.  We completed one home and partially completed a second home during our 4 days.

 

We will have another team from West Virginia and Illinois going the week of Nov. 13.  Brian Romanowski will lead the Illinois team.  Prayerfully consider going with Brian’s team.  His contact information is 309.826.8116 or email him at bs.romanowski@gmail.com.  Also, Jack is considering issuing another call in January, so you might want to plan to respond then.  I will keep you informed.  You will be blessed.

 

In His Service,

Terry Maurizio