Posted: January 2, 2016

December 2015 Newsletter

                                                                                                     2015! What a year?

 

2015 was an awesome year. God allowed Building On A Rock Ministries to serve hundreds of people. We helped hopeless families both locally and in cities throughout the United States. BOARM assisted hurting people in the rebuilding of homes and in disaster relief efforts. We assessed damages of 50 homes and repaired or rebuilt 18 homes, 2 churches, and 1 community playground.

 

Our prayer for 2016 is that God will use BOARM to touch the lives of broken people. We will be available to respond to both local and national disasters; after all, “Our mission is to bring hope to people in crisis by rebuilding homes and rebuilding lives through the love of Jesus.” But we cannot do this alone. We need your help; please consider volunteering your time or financially partnering with us or praying for us and the families we serve. Please help us fulfill our vision, “Our vision is a world where the body of Christ meets all the needs of the people in their community.”

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Posted: December 23, 2015

Covington Tear Down

We spent Saturday, December 19,  helping a friend take down a dilapidated building. It was a great day, lots of hard work, and fantastic fellowship. Check out the great photos.

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Posted: December 9, 2015

Oklahoma City, OK

We are in Oklahoma City, where ice storms ravished the area on November 27. There are thousands of trees down, hundreds of damaged homes and scores of people feeling hopeless. Please pray for these folks. We are in need of volunteers and financial support. Please consider partnering with us. 

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Posted: October 6, 2015

September 2015 Newsletter

How can I help?

 

Have you ever felt hopeless? Sure, you have, we all have. Well, that is just what thousands of people in South Caroline are feeling right now. After several days of constant rain, in some places 25 inches of rain, they are now dealing with flooding. Not just a small flood but catastrophic flooding. The kind of flooding that covers your car, the kind that brings several feet of dirty water into your home, the kind at washes out the roads, the kind that overturns cars and trailers, the kind that closes roads, and businesses, and forces you to become a prisoner in your own home.

 

Many of us in south Louisiana know this feeling; we went through Hurricane Katrina and experience similar situations. So we can relate. But we should not feel sorry for the folks of South Carolina, we should help. James 2:16 says “If one of you says to them, “Go in peace: keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?”

 

You may be thinking, how can I help? Building On A Rock Ministries is partnering with other ministries and preparing to go to South Carolina to assist in the clean-up. If you are available to go, as a volunteer, for a few days or a week or more please contact Curtis at 504-343-0240. But everyone cannot go. In order for us to go, we need your financial support to purchase fuel and supplies. Another way you can help is by praying for us and the volunteers and of course the people affected by this disaster.

 

So I guess the real question is, how will you help? Will you go and help with the recovery process? Will you pray for all involved? Or will you financially support us as we go?

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Posted: August 25, 2015

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers Needed! On Saturday, August 29, Building On A Rock Ministries will be assisting Habitat For Humanity in a home build in Mandeville. Volunteers can meet at New Beginnings Church, 19219 N. 4th Street in Covington at 8:00 or meet us at the home, 1116 Lafayette St in Mandeville at 8:30. Hope to see you there. Don't forget to wear your blue shirt.

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Posted: August 8, 2015

Palmer Project Continues

Today was an awesome day! God is so good! Thanks to Kiarra, Stacy, Regina, Wileana, and Judith the interior of the tiny home is primed and painted. That's what I call GIRL POWER! Maybe next Saturday some men will volunteer. To volunteer go to our volunteer page or to donate go to our donate page.

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Posted: July 27, 2015

Palmer Project Update

Here is an update on the Palmer Project. So far we have emptied the shed, taken down the dilapidated walls, reframed the walls and framed up the new walls, insulated the building, hung the sheet rock, moved a couple of windows, sealed up the exterior of the building, cleaned the building, built the stairs, sewage, water and electricity is roughed in. The next steps include finishing the sheet rock, painting the interior and exterior. After that we will put in flooring, install the kitchen cabinets, install the bathroom fixtures, replace the front door and bring in the furniture. If you would like to volunteer some time please contact us. Financial donations would be greatly appreciated, please go to our donation page.

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Posted: July 24, 2015

Saturday, are you available?

This weekend we will continue to work on the Palmer Project. We would like to caulk, clean and paint the exterior of the home.  On the interior, we would like to finish the insulation, and hang and finish the sheet rock. Please consider coming out and being the hands and feet of Jesus. We will be meeting at the home on Saturday at 9:00. If you plan on attending please contact Curtis at 504-343-0240. Hope to see you there!

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Posted: July 19, 2015

Progress of Palmer Project

On Saturday, July 18, we started the Palmer Project. As you may recall, we are transforming a shed, which she owns, into a one bedroom home for a disabled lady in the Folsom area. We knew this project would require more than one work day. So far we have emptied the building, gutted the falling sheetrock and insulation, framed the new walls, reframed the exterior walls, installed ceiling rafters, roughed in the electricity, roughed in the plumbing, connected the sewage lines, installed the shower, installed the air conditioner/heater, installed the water heater, and several other necessary jobs. So much was accomplished in such a short amount of time. Praise God! But there is still plenty to be done. The next steps include: installing new insulation, hanging, taping, and finishing the sheetrock, painting the interior and exterior, caulking the exterior, installing flooring, cabinets, and trim, etc. We will continue working on this project throughout the week. If you can give us a day or part of a day to assist in this endeavor please call Curtis at 504-343-0240. We are also in need of additional finances to purchase the remaining building materials.

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Posted: July 14, 2015

Building a Home and Hope

Building a home and hope

Saturday, July 18, 2015  

In just a few days we will be building a home and hope for a disabled lady in the Folsom area. She is presently living in a shed with no sewage and no water.  We will be transforming her shed into a one bedroom home. We will be meeting at New Beginnings Church, located at 19219 North 4th Street in Covington, at 8:00 on Saturday, July 18. Breakfast will be provided. All are welcomed, skilled and unskilled. Wear your blue Building On A Rock Ministries t-shirt. Oh you don't have one, we will give you one when you volunteer. Also, bring a chair for lunch and breaks. Come out and be the hands and feet of Jesus.

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Posted: July 7, 2015

June Newsletter 2015

 

A Humbling Experience

 

It is so humbling to be used by God: to think that God would use imperfect people like the nine volunteers who showed up on Saturday, June 20. We built a wheelchair ramp and touched an elderly lady in need and her family. This precious lady, Mrs. Mary, needed easier access to her home because she could no longer maneuver the stairs. Besides building the ramp, a volunteer pressure washed the porch, another trimmed the overgrown bushes and still another took the time to teach Mrs. Mary’s grandson how to use the chop saw and a drill. Throughout the day her family came over to see the progress; they explained that she called them so excited about what was happening and that nothing was asked in return. A friend of the ministry blessed us with a fabulous lunch and an ice chest of water - thank you so much. Have you ever noticed when you bless someone else, often you end up with a blessing? To see the pictures please go to our photo gallery.

 

 

 

What’s Coming Up Next?

 

On Saturday, July 18, 2015 we will be transforming a shed into a one bedroom home. Yes, you read it right! There is a lady in St. Tammany Parish living in a storage shed with no sewage and no water. Can you imagine living in these conditions? You can help her by praying for us, by volunteering to assist with this project, and by financially partnering with us. 

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Posted: February 23, 2015

Palmer Project

Please help us help a person in our community what is living in deplorable conditions.

We need $5,000 or the following items:

*Plumbing

Piping/ all pieces to hook new shower, kitchen, toilet, vanity to new septic tank. 32" or 36" shower 10 gal. Water heater electric Shower faucet

*Electrical

Wiring Outlets Switches Boxes Fixtures for bath, kitchen and general lighting Bath exhaust fan

*Walls & Ceiling

Insulation Sheet roc Screws Mud Tape Paint

*Flooring

Approximately 460 sq ft

*Kitchen

Cabinets Counter top Exhaust fan with light

*Framing Material

 2x4s

 

Thank you for your assistance.

 

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Posted: February 18, 2015

Rebuilding Columbia

We will be returning to Columbia, MS on March 21-28. On December 23, 2014 Columbia was hit by an EF-3 tornado that devastated hundreds of homes and businesses. As you may remember we went to Columbia in January to help with the clean up. But now the real work begins, we will be rebuilding homes and bringing hope to the residents of this small town. If you would like to volunteer please go to our Get Involved page. Food and lodging provided.

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Posted: January 14, 2015

Columbia, MS

We recently spend a week cleaning up after an EF-3 tornado that hit Columbia, MS. There is still a ton of work to be done there. Please keep the families of Columbia in your prayers.

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Posted: November 21, 2014

Buffalo, NY

Curtis is on his way to Buffalo, NY to assist in the snow storm relief. As I am sure you know, Buffalo has recieved about 70 inches (6 feet) of snow in the past week. The weight of this snow is causing roofs to collapse. Another problem they are anticipating is that Monday the temperature is expected to be in the 60's. The melting snow combined with the expected rain may cause massive flooding. Please pray for the people of Buffalo, Curtis and the team of volunteers that are traveling and working in such extreme weather. Please consider partnering with us by sending your financial support. See our facebook page for pictures and more updates. It's All About Jesus.

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