Ministry Update 3-17-17

Hey there,

I hope you are doing great. Here is a little update that I thought you would enjoy. Thanks for reading!

Unsheltered Appreciation Fellowship

Last week we held our annual board of directors meeting in Pigeon Forge, TN. We spent 3 days planning, problem solving and fellowshipping with each other. Each of our board members live in different states so this annual meeting is the only time we are able to get together. The other meetings are usually by conference call.

This year we extended things an additional day and invited our volunteers and supporters to join us for an evening of fellowship. We had a wonderful time with the 40 plus people who were able to make the trip. We ate together, played games, gave testimonies and gave a report about the 2016 accomplishments. We are making plans now for the get together in the same place next year.

The highlight was when we honored one of our finest servants that we have ever had. Last year, Pastor Eddie Crusenberry was un-expentantly called home to be with the Lord. This was a shock to us all because he was a true friend, supporter, co-laborer and brother. His wife Kathy was with us Friday and we presented her with a beautiful plaque in his memory and showed a short video of his service to Unsheltered International. We will be forever grateful to the Lord for the time we had with Pastor Eddie Crusenberry.

Semi-Trailer Project Update

For a few weeks now we have been renovating a 53’ semi trailer to be used in the resource clinic ministry. Upon completion, this trailer will be able to store all of the needed equipment and supplies for each resource clinic we do. We will be able to have all of our cooking equipment, tents, Bibles, resources, and so much more on site and organized for easy access.

God has really blessed this project. The inside construction of shelving and bins is finished and has been primed for paint. New tires and brakes have been installed and right now the outside is being prepped for paint. Thankfully, the outside paint job will only cost us $1,400. This should be well over $3000, but a local painter agreed to help us at this reduced rate.

We also have a company that has agreed to make us a nice set of aluminum steps that will easily fold up and into the trailer for transport. That is a huge savings for us because they are donating the labor and materials. Now we are in need of an aluminum ramp (like the ramps on a Haul) for loading and unloading.

Please continue to pray for these remaining need. Obviously, your prayers are working!

Here is what we started with

Brother Kenny Brown did all the inside work

A local trucking company put on tires and new brakes

Tim Barbee washed it and delivered it to the paint shop

The outside being sanded and prepped for paint

Brother Kenny finishing the inside paint

Last week we received a generous $500 donation for this project. Thank you so much. That gift brings our total needed to finish the project down to $4,500. All of the free labor and some free materials has really helped to keep the costs of this project very low.

Please pray for our family as we will be leaving tomorrow for a week of travel to GA and FL. To donate to this project, click here for our address or to donate online.