Thanks to God

November 2008

Thanks to God for my Redeemer,
Thanks for all Thou dost provide!
Thanks for times now but a memory,
Thanks for Jesus by my side!
Thanks for pleasant, balmy springtime,
Thanks for dark and stormy fall!
Thanks for tears by now forgotten,
Thanks for peace within my soul!

Thanks for prayers that Thou hast answered,
Thanks for what Thou dost deny!
Thanks for storms that I have weathered,
Thanks for all Thou dost supply!
Thanks for pain, and thanks for pleasure,
Thanks for comfort in despair!
Thanks for grace that none can measure,
Thanks for love beyond compare!

Thanks for roses by the wayside,
Thanks for thorns their stems contain!
Thanks for home and thanks for fireside,
Thanks for hope, that sweet refrain!
Thanks for joy and thanks for sorrow,
Thanks for heav’nly peace with Thee!
Thanks for hope in the tomorrow,
Thanks through all eternity!

~ August Storm – 1891

(believe it or not, that’s really the man’s name – “August Storm”)

The Boyd house nears completion

Boyd House - painting doors

Screened in back porch

The Boyd house nears completion. This week a team from East Highland Baptist Church Hartselle, AL have laid all the baseboards and trimmed out the windows. they are painting and hanging all the interior doors and building a screened in back porch. It looks like after next week, running the sewer lines will be the only major remaining task.

October 2008

hunting for wire

unloading truck

After a full summer that bulged our camp site to capacity week after week, October saw a lighter number of volunteers. After all was said and done for the month, we still averaged over 1 church represented per day. Everyone worked very hard and we saw much accomplished to the glory of God.

  1. Calvary Church – Charlotte, NC
  2. Cambridge Wesleyan Church – Cambridge, MA
  3. Cedar Creek Baptist Church – Aiken, SC
  4. Christian Missionary Alliance Church – Marion, NC
  5. Church of the Saviour – Myersville, MD
  6. Cornerstone Community Fellowship – Chandler, AZ
  7. Crossing Place Church – Morgan City, LA
  8. Damascus Baptist Church – Appling, GA
  9. Decatur Baptist Church – Decatur, AL
  10. Elk Spring Baptist Church – Monticello, KY
  11. Fall Creek Baptist Church – Monticello, KY
  12. First Baptist Church – Boyle, MS
  13. First Baptist Church – Merritt Island, FL
  14. First Baptist Church – Monticello, KY
  15. First Baptist Church – Oakwood, GA
  16. First Baptist Church – Tullahoma, TN
  17. Grace Baptist Church – Cincinnati, OH
  18. Harmony Baptist Church – New Albany, MS
  19. Harvest Community Church – Huntersville, NC
  20. Highlands Fellowship Church – Abingdon, VA
  21. Holy Trinity Church – Bloomington, IL
  22. Lake Park Baptist church – Augusta, GA
  23. Mercer University – Macon, GA
  24. Missouri Hollow Baptist Church – Monticello, KY
  25. National Hills Baptist Church – Augusta, GA
  26. New Beginning Family Worship Center – Northport, AL
  27. Oak Grove Baptist Church – Monticello, KY
  28. Philadelphia Baptist Church – Etta, MS
  29. Providence Presbyterian Church – Hilton Head Island, SC
  30. Roswell United Methodist Church – Roswell, GA
  31. Slivercrest Baptist church – Harlem, GA
  32. Trace Creek Baptist Church – Hew Johnsonville, TN