NEW JERSEY CHURCH MISSION CREW COMES TO LUMBERTON
On January 8-13, 2017, a mission work crew of seven members from Manasquan Presbyterian Church, Manasquan, New Jersey, came to show support to the citizens of Lumberton who are affected by flood damage from Hurricane Matthew. Ages of the work crew ranged from 60 to 80 years.
They worked faithfully pulling up damaged floors, removing sheet-rock, insulation, window and door frames, and hauling debris outdoors onto large piles for collection. They gutted four houses on the south side of Lumberton. The tools and equipment they purchased to do their work were left with United Methodist Disaster Response to assist other relief groups on their mission trips there.
The Manasquan work crew distributed appropriate donations to churches and other groups actively working on rebuilding, stocking food banks, distributing clothing and necessary items, and providing outreach to the community. They also donated knitted items and coloring materials for children. Thanks to Bill Fury and his work crew for their dedication and faithfulness.
Thursday night before their departure, representatives from the Central Community and Stated Clerk, Bill Reinhold of Presbytery of Coastal Carolina honored them with an appreciation dinner. We are very grateful for the support we are receiving in the community.
If you would like to sponsor a mission group for recovery work or know someone who is interested, please contact: Clarence G. Page, Central Community Mission Coordinator, 910-301-1088.