Here are a few snapshots of the first 2 days in Sylvania. Please continue to keep us in prayer!
From the Whistleblower, Don Wall:
This year’s trip is still scheduled to start in three weeks (June 1st) and I need your sign-up sheets back ASAP. I just talked to Bobby Abbott in Sylvania, AL, and they are hoping we come. Let’s not let them down.
From the devotional chairman, Jim Combs:
And I need volunteers to do devotions! Y’all know the routine: after meals from 5-7 minutes. Please email me ASAP and let me know if you’d be willing to do one (or more!). I’m sure y’all don’t want to hear me do all the devotionals. haha
The East Alabama Carpenters for Christ will be returning to Mountain View Baptist Church in Sylvania, AL, for this year’s mission trip. We’ll be framing the inside of the new Family Life Center building (using wood not steel). We’ll also be doing as much as we can during the 2 week stay, God willing (possibly wiring, plumbing, sheetrock, depending on what else we get done, manpower, and materials).
The mission will start on Monday, June 1 and run through Friday June 12. Please contact Don Wall or Emory Combs ASAP if you will be able to go this year. Building for His glory!
Our mission target this year is a church in Woodward, OK. The 1000 Hills Ranch Church needs our help with interior framing (similar to what we did on last year’s mission). Their website is http://1000hillsranch.church/
March 30th we will have a commitment class, to train everyone on what we will be doing in OK. Metal studs will replace wood on this build. Also we need to have your input on this years mission. This will take place in Waverly Al. at the Community Center same place we had the BBQ some time back. Check with Don Wall or Emory Combs on the start time. Please let us know if you plan on going on this trip.
Also, several of the Carpenters on March 2, helped to transfer the tools and gear from our old trailer to the new one! See the photo below for what it looks like:
After prayer and discussion, we will be going to Red Level, AL (near Andalusia) to help Buck Creek Baptist Church with the inside of their new building. They will already have a 2-story metal frame, up and roofed by the time we get there. We will have a TON of inside framing to do in this building, so please make your plans to attend. We’ll need every man we can get!
The church is landlocked in their current location, and this building is on 7 acres that a church member donated to the church. Their pastor is Bro. Tyler Ingram. We’ll be staying at the nearby high school.
Advance team will leave and arrive on Monday, June 4. Full crew needs to arrive on Wednesday, June 6. Mission will end on Saturday June 16.
Also, an important note: For those of you who will be needing to apply for a scholarship, you MUST apply for it with the CFC board BEFORE the mission trip. Please don’t wait until you arrive at the mission; there are only a limited number of scholarships. We would never let cost get in the way of anyone wanting to go and serve on this mission, but we need to know before the trip. Please contact any member of the CFC board to apply. Thanks!
The project at Shiloh is scheduled to start on October 20 and 21. Emory Combs wants to know how many will be there on Friday and Saturday since the Church is preparing lunch. If you know anyone that does not have E-MAIL and would like to help with this project please let them know and if they can help let me or Emory know.
The Slab has been poured and they are in the process of getting material for the build.
Remember we need a head count for lunch.
Shiloh is located at the intersection of CR53 and CR 121 in Western Chambers County, AL
Carpenters, God used us in a mighty way this year, despite the devil’s intentions to sidetrack us. The building looks great (pictures to be on the website later). Hope everyone got home safely and had a chance to rest.
The next event is our end of year banquet:
Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Family Life Center
Langdale United Methodist Church
6301 20th Avenue
Valley, AL 36854
(Same location as last year’s banquet)
Time: 6:00pm CDT/ 7:00pm EDT
Each Carpenter (or Sponsor) plus one guest is included in the cost of the trip.
For each additional guest attending the banquet, there will be a $10.00 charge.
Shirts, caps, etc., will be on sale at the banquet, as well as any DVDs that you ordered (don’t worry, there are extras in case you forgot to order.)
See you then!