August 29, 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Folks told me that it would take a decade of recovery for our community of Lakeshore and Hancock County Mississippi to get back on its feet. We could not have come this far without all the help we received and the teamwork of pulling together over the years
This year, 2015, we finally moved into our newly constructed church building. This summer, we aim to finish it up and hold a big celebration. We plan to dedicate the building the last weekend of August. We would love for you to come to the Dedication and the other events we have in the works. Save the date. You can follow us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/rebuildlakeshore and here on our web site.
We plan to continue hosting volunteer teams indefinitely. The Mississippi Gulf Coast serves as a much needed mission trip destination. Please join us in prayer as the plans for 2016 and beyond take shape.
In the meantime, we still need to fill the calendar this summer with folks willing to come finish up the tasks begun here on the church property. Our main focus, at this point, rests on the completion of the church building. We need to finish the siding, stain the doors, putty and paint all the exterior trim, stain the concrete floors, set a toilet and urinal in the men’s room, finish the painting, and other things. We also need to grade the property and lay a limestone parking lot. If we could even start some landscaping this summer, that would be icing on the cake.
If you would like to make a trip to Lakeshore some time between now and the end of August, we would love to see you again. We would love for you to see how far the Lord has brought us through your help and for His glory.