THANKS, CHURCHEs!

At the beginning of 2017, with a special emphasis during the week leading up to the Super Bowl, Houston area churches responded to the calls to place a special emphasis on disaster recovery this year.  Churches responded that week and are continuing to respond to needs throughout the year. You are making a difference in the lives of those in need. Thanks!

Recovery Weekend, May 2017

Gerald Davis, Long-Term Disaster Recovery Consultant with Texas Baptist Men, thanks Tang Nguyen of New Life Fellowship (pastor, Eric Shin) for mobilizing volunteers to assist with work on two homes in Northwest Houston along with David Bridges, TBM Long Term Recovery Coordinator.

 

Be in Prayer

Be in prayer for upcoming summer projects coordinated by TBM Disaster Recovery including ministry opportunities for Sugar Creek Baptist Church Youth, the extreme makeover on five homes with a team from Homeland Security (Washington DC), and the rebuilding of a home with a team from Lubbock in July.

 

Volunteer

To volunteer as a team or individual or to coordinate a ministry project for your youth or volunteer teams, contact Gerald at gerald.davis@texasbaptistmen.org

 

Super Week of Caring, Feb 2017

Gerald Davis, Long-Term Disaster Recovery Consultant with Texas Baptist Men, spent many long hours preceding the Super Bowl organizing churches and teams to address several projects where Houston area residents had long lived in homes in severe states of disrepair. Several projects were completed and Gerald sends out a huge Thank You! to all who participated:

Gerald writes,

Well Done Good and Faithful Servants!,

Thanks to each of you for helping to make the Super Bowl Week of Caring a success.  21 Projects were identified for the week and 14 were completed.  60 volunteers participated in helping 5 families primarily in the Acres Home area of Houston.  One address is located in Fort Bend County and the other is in the Brays Bayou area of Houston. 

Special thanks to TBM's Construction Coordinators Marvin Killingsworth, David Bridges and volunteers like Raymond Wilson and Elmo Johnson who made themselves available almost every day of the week providing their expertise in guiding the work. 

Kudos to the Wylie Baptist Church in Abilene who took on one home and accomplished an extreme make-over of the garage and kitchen in 3 days. 

The Deer Park First Baptist Church mobilized two teams of 15 youth and young adults on two different days to contributed to much of the work being accomplished. 

Church In The Center and First Baptist Hempstead also provided volunteers which help to make the Super Bowl Week a grand success. 

TBM Long Term Disaster Recovery appreciates the Mission Centers of Houston (Gano), Jeff Chadwick, for making the facilities available for housing out-of-town volunteers.  The accommodations were superb. 

We also want to recognize The Church at Bethel's Family for taking on the Super Bowl Tailgate Outreach.  Pastor Walter August and Deacon Clark Booker accepted the request with much glee and for that, TBM Disaster Recovery is grateful. The Tailgate Outreach resulted in a wonderful time of fun and fellowship.  Twenty TBM Yellow Caps volunteered with the Southeast Texas Feeding Unit (Alvin) to cook hamburgers and fajitas for the Super Bowl crowd.  Thanks for a job well done. 

To God be the Glory for a great week of service!