Mud Creek Baptist Church
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Carpenter's Hands Ministry
On December 26th, 1999, a group of 12 people left Mud Creek Baptist Church heading for Burgaw, NC in response to NC Baptist Men’s call for help in ministering to the victims of Hurricane Floyd. During the week God gave us the vision for the Carpenter’s Hands Ministry. Over the next year many lives were touched as we rebuilt home after home witnessed many miracles. When the work in Burgaw was finished we served in Grifton, NC for a year and continued to see God not only work in the lives of the people we ministered to, but also in our own lives as He sought to make us better servants. Since then, the Carpenter’s Hands Ministry has responded to other disasters in NC, WV, NY (9/11), GA, KY, FL, AR, AL, MS, LA (Katrina), TX, and HI. These trips were for hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, ice storms, and man-made disasters. All of this was done through the NC Baptist Men’s Disaster Relief.
In the summer of 2002 Carpenter’s Hands Ministry joined North Carolina Baptist Men’s partnership with a trip to Morning Star Baptist Church in Healy, Alaska. While there we renovated the existing church and added a large multi-purpose building for church and community use. We took five other trips to Alaska helping build churches and working on individuals’ homes, doing sports clinics and vacation Bible schools for children. In
Vermont we remodeled a parsonage and worked on a 200 plus year old stone church building. This past summer we constructed a new church in Bayfield, Colorado.
We have had the privilege of building 3 houses in our community. We have also had served locally through building numerous handicap ramps, re-roofing houses, repairing homes, and building churches.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights” James 1:17. We share our history to say that we are all very thankful to God for allowing us to show His love others as He worked through us in disaster relief, recovery, construction, sports and children’s ministries over the last 10 years.