New Life for Louisiana Flood Victims

As mud-out efforts continue in in the wake of the Louisiana flood, many home owners are ready to begin rebuilding. The flooded contents of their lives have been hauled out to the curb, nasty sheet rock and insulation torn out, and the wood studs have been sprayed for mold and dried. Now its time to start putting things back together. Can you come and help?

This past weekend Lakeshore Baptist Church made another trip over to Louisiana. this time we hung insulation in a home. We partnered with New Life Church of Baton Rouge and stayed in their facilities. New Life Church, formally known as Laurel Lee Baptist Church, is the church I grew up in and is still my parents church. The pastor and members there have a heart to help those in the community effected by the flood. The church building has a well-equipped fellowship hall kitchen. Classroom space can sleep volunteers on air mattresses or cots, and the building has showers. They have offered to host any of our Rebuild Lakeshore teams heading that way to help. Can you come?

Insulation in one house is just the beginning. We have several other projects lined up. We need folks who can install batted insulation and hang sheet rock to come asap. We will then continue with the projects as we see the families return home. You can email me at elbourne@lakeshorebaptist.net, call my cell phone at (228) 671-6315, or pm me on Facebook.

Mission Trip Smooths Things Out

Clean-up of the camp property has been moving slowly, but surely, since we dedicated our new church building, a little over a year ago. We made a big step this past week-end with the help of our good friend Kim Reed of Georgia. His Bobcat skills took down the old platform where Matthew used to sit, removed several piles of pallets and old debris, and spread several loads of dirt into low spots so the property will drain better. The area in front of the bunk house, that used to accommodate the Matthew, Mark, and Luke Quonset huts now looks ready to become nice green space. We can not thank him enough, as well as all the others who have come over the past year to see our property transformed from a make-shift relief center to a well kept campus. We are far from the goal, but progress looks good.

If you would like to come and help push things forward, the bunk house stands ready to host groups as large as 38 people. We still have plenty to do, left over materials to go through, the John Quonset hut to take down, the mobile units to rehab, sheds to move, bonfires to burn, landscaping to plant, and so much more. Lakeshore is still a great mission trip destination.
Clean up needed