Posts made in February, 2010

Rural Mission staff welcomes East Greenwich United Methodist Church

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East Greenwich United Methodist Church East Greenwich, Rhode Island Few things are as special as welcoming old friends who have made the Rural Mission a part of their lives and service to Christ for many years. As with so many of the Mission’s faithful volunteer teams, renewing friendships is a special time, shared over hard work, fellowship and good meals. East Greenwich UMC is one such group with a very long history of serving with the Mission. This year 26 wonderful disciples made the long journey from Rhode Island. They came to bless Mrs. Ladson on Johns Island with a new roof and...

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Osterville United Methodist Church

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work from home online p>Few volunteer workteams have been as loyal as this longtime group of servants from Osterville UMC in Osterville, Mass. John Whiteley again lead this group of 18 eager hearts to the Sea Islands which are familiar territory for this hardworking group. Nearly every member of this year’s team had been to Rural Mission before. What they accomplished in a week’s time was a great gift to the families they served. Using heavy equipment, they demolished the old trailer home at Mrs. Mack’s on Wadmalaw Island. Please see other news articles in this section about...

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Thank you St. Johns Lutheran Church

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(Mohnton, Pennsylvania) Pastor Robert Burkhart, Jr. has been coming to the Mission for nearly 30 years. Once again he has brought a wonderful group to help those in need, spending the week of February 7-14 with the Mission. Their visit is always looked forward to during the cold of February. However, for them, our weather is always much better than what they left back home in Pennsylvania. They have blessed the Mission and those that they help many times over. This group of giving disciples helped Mrs. Virginia Brown of Wadmalaw Island by completing a handicap ramp. Floor repairs were...

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For 2010 — Another New Home is Needed!

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Please help the Gethers family on Johns Island The Rural Mission needs financial support and volunteers to replace this old dilapidated home on Johns Island with a new three bedroom home for Mrs. Gethers. Mrs. Gethers is 76 years old and shares her home with her daughter and her daughter’s children. The new home will be built on her property and the old home demolished upon completion. We hope to bless this needy family with a home that they can move into by the end of 2010. The Mission, its staff and our wonderful volunteers will be repairing and rehabbing up to 70 homes this year for...

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Thank You Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia

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For nearly two decades, a devoted group from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia has come annually during February to help families in need. During the first week in February, Dr. Bob Robinson led a group of four seminary students who worked on three different homes. They worked alongside the Smiley family as their home neared completion, with flooring repairs for Mr. Benjamin Brown and a handicap ramp for Mrs. Virginia Brown. Their efforts and caring are greatly appreciated. The long time dedication of this team to the work of the Mission and to the Sea Island people is a...

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