Baptist Builders respond to needs of Sandy victims
“The North American Mission Board is working with the Baptist Convention of NY, NC Baptist Men, Metropolitan NY Baptist Association and local churches to provide ministry in the wake of Super Storm Sandy.”
SBC of Virginia Baptist Builders traveled to New York recently to begin the rebuild from Super Storm Sandy. They worked May 5th through May 11th and were the first team to respond in the rebuild that will be ongoing for the next two years!
While in NY, the team stayed at an Episcopal church on Long Island and traveled daily to homes in Queens, Brooklyn, Rockaway Beach and Long Island. They hung and finished drywall in two homes, put blue tarps on the side of another house where the siding was blown off, and cleaned out a flooded basement in a fourth home.
One of the most rewarding repairs was fixing the stair railing in the home of an elderly blind man and his wife. They had been living upstairs since the storm and could not get downstairs without much assistance. When the railing was repaired and he was able to leave his home he commented to the Baptist Builders team, “I want to go to church to thank God for sending workers to help us!”
The team also thanked God that they went to New York when He called them!
Is He calling you to GO?
For more information email Jack & Nancy at BaptistBuilders@sbcv.org