For the week of July 17th – 21st we will have daily updates here from the West Virginia team headed up by Bruce Hobart.

Monday, July 17

Marty Cash presented me with this fine chefs hat.
Darden explains the nuances to become an expert in sanding drywall. Location is an 1850 log cabin occupied by a fifth generation family.

    

   

 

Tuesday, July 18

Featured below are our kitchen worker bees in the first photo. Second is one of our every year attendee to all our mission functions. She is a refugee from violent household, being raised by elderly “granny.” Third and fourth are one of today’s projects in Coalwood to tear out a rotten porch and replace roof overhead with new tin roof.

    

   

 

Wednesday, July 19

Paint Crew and Construction Crew on Mission, VBS Kids in motion, and Marty, Mark, John, and our “Mime” partners replace an entry deck and steps but it’s slow going with the size of the rocks here! At the end of the day, our team served dinner before evening VBS at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

    

   

 

Thursday, July 20

Some photos from our dinner the night before as well as VBS

   

    

    

   

Friday, July 21

Painting, birthdays, VBS and more

   

   

    

    

    

    

Here are two views of the interior meeting space at New Beginnings, a storefront mission reaching out to recovering drug addicts & alcoholics. We had originally planned on having our Mime partners perform for the public at an outside stage but it was preoccupied by a produce vendor who refused to relinquish it to us. Therefore, we just moved inside and we found our self with just 3 attendees to begin with. My son prayed over his mime team and Bj went into the streets recruiting passersby. Before we knew it we had 23 seated for the Acts of God performance. At the conclusion an hour later we all said the sinner’s prayer and we watched two young boys around 12 and one adult about 50 come to their knees and accept Jesus! It was a moving experience! Today we will wrap up our visit here. The SonChaser ministry will hold a five hour “Art Workshop” at Emmanuel Baptist open to all the locals followed by open to all picnic and a one hour presentation at the church this evening. God has blessed us richly, we have so many stories to share.