At the height of our Katrina relief, recovery, and rebuilding efforts we had 6 Quonset huts on the church property. Last week, the final structure came down. We praise God for our long term partners from Cross & Resurrection Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan who worked hard in spite of equipment break-downs, busted water pipes, and other things. It was a great week and we saw wonderful progress.
The complete clean-up continues. We need to finish dismantling the quonset hut platform, move some sheds, take up temporary walkways, dispose of left over random building materials, and several other things. The job is not over. We could sure use a few groups this summer who would be willing to come and get dirty and help bring our long term vision for the bunk house property into sharper focus for the glory of God. Contact us today to plan your mission trip for this summer.
Seven new fruit trees grace the Mercy House property. Today I put in the ground an Owari Satsuma, an Improved Meyer Lemon, a Blood Orange, a Celeste Fig, two Brown Turkey figs my Dad propagated from his tree, and an unknown fig variety I propagated from a cutting off a fig tree in a nearby vacant property. Lord willing, we will eventually harvest fresh fruit, right here off our own property, to share with the community.
The Mercy House, of Lakeshore Baptist Church, in Hancock County MS operates as a benevolence distribution ministry providing food, clothing, and household items to those in need. I pray that this project will also serve as a catalyst and encouragement for future planting endeavors for the glory of God.
And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. (Genesis1:29)