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Hands-On Projects at Millbrook Baptist Church
Serving the Local and Wider Community

Building a Better Honduras 2013

In August of 2013, we will again travel to the San Nicolas, Copan community to build another home for a family selected by the municipality. Our hope is to secure funding and the additional workers necessary to build a duplex as we have information on two needy families. One, a family of six living in a one room dwelling without running water, electricity or toilet and a family income averaging $15 per week. The second, consists of a single mom and three children, one of whom has respiratory problems, attempting to survive on $20 or less per week.  There are numerous ways to participate in this mission project including prayer, monetary donations, or joining the team. The team leaders are Debbie Crumpler and Gregg Mealor. You can contact them at honduras@millbrookbaptistchurch.org or leave a message at the church office.

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Building a Better Honduras 2012

We made another successful trip to San Nicolas in August of 2012. A combination of great weather, the trust relationships built up over the years, and lots of good luck, we were able to fully constuct a home for a husband, wife and daughter. The family told us they had dreamed of this for a long time and often thought it could never happen. Again the prior recipients chipped in every day to help another family join their community as fellow neighbors. We also distributed numerous clothing items sewn by our Dorcas Sewing Ministry and brought smiles to children throughout the community with additional donated items.

Operation InAsMuch

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May 5th, 2012

Everyone had a wonderful time at Operation InAsMuch! We started out with breakfast and an introduction, then everyone separated into groups. One group brought flowers to some of our home-bound members and had nice visits. Another went to the North Raleigh Ministries Crisis Center to help sort the food and supplies in their pantry. The third group stayed at the church to organize activities with the children from the church, preschool, and neighborhood. Lots of fun was had blowing bubbles, drawing with sidewalk chalk, making crafts, relay races, and playing with parachutes! We wrapped up with a wonderful lunch while watching a slideshow of the morning's activities. If you didn't make it this time, be sure to join us next year at Operation InAsMuch!

2010 Mission Project in Nada
The September 2010 Mission Project to Nada, Kentucky was coordinated by CBF Field representative, Paula Settle.  A team of MBC volunteers traveled to Nada to build a handicap ramp, holding a community yard sale of household items donated by the MBC congregation, and sorting items to go to another local church and to the poor in Owsley county.

History of Building a Better Honduras

In 2008 we were introduced by Jose Rodas to an opportunity to partner with a local municipality, San Nicolas de Copán in Honduras. The municipality had land set aside for homes to be built for the neediest residents of the community and were looking for churches and other charitable organizations that could provide materials and labor. Jose serves as the construction supervisor, translator, historian, and provides transportation for the group.
In 2009, a team of 5, including 2 from Millbrook, travelled to San Nicholas for 10 days to build a house for Rosa. Rosa is a single mother with 5 children who were ages 2 to 13, who were all living with her sister, Margarita, and her 3 young children in a three room structure with 3 walls and dirt floors. Rosa's new home consists of a 380 square foot cinder block house with 2 bedrooms, a bath and combination kitchen/living room. Both Rosa and her children worked alongside the volunteers every day to put in their required sweat equity.
In 2010, another team returned to San Nicholas for an 11 day trip to work on a home for Margarita, Rosa's sister. Margarita worked alongside the volunteers working on her new home with help from Rosa and Rosa's sons. The team learned that the home where Rosa and Margarita had been living was about to be torn down because it had been built on government land in the path of a new highway under construction.
In 2011, once again a team returned to San Nicholas to build a house for Maria and her 2 sons, one of whom is disabled. Because Maria was employed and was not able to provide the required sweat equity, she paid the salary of one Mason in exchange. In an act of community spirit, Margarita, Rosa, and Rosas sons helped with the construction of Maria's home. Additionally, local high school students spent two mornings volunteering with the construction. We were able to distribute dresses and shirt and shorts sets made by Millbrook's Dorcas Sewing Ministry to the children in the community.
In August of 2012, we plan to return again to build another home for a family selected by the municipality that consists of a couple and their 11-year-old daughter. There are numerous ways to participate in this mission project including prayer, monetary donations, or joining the team. The team leaders are Debbie Crumpler and Gregg Mealor. You can contact them at honduras@millbrookbaptistchurch.org or leave a message at the church office.
 
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