MILLBURY, Mass. — A year ago, 26 missionaries from the Millbury Federated Church traveled to South Alabama to rebuild a church that had been devastated by Hurricane Katrina. On Feb. 15, the men, women and children will be picking up where they left off.
The people of the AME Zion Church just south of Greenville, Ala., are poor and don’t have the money to rebuild. Since the storm, they haven’t been able to worship in their church, but the people with the Lord's Builders made it there to rebuild the roof last year.
This year, framing and sheet rocking, wiring and plumbing are on the agenda. AME Zion Pastor the Rev. Abbe Jackson and her congregation welcomed Millbury residents there last year, and the people working together were featured on the local CBS Channel 8 news. See the clip by clicking here:
"The mission has been to rebuild churches that have been burned because of racial hatred," said the Rev. Cliff Davis, pastor of the Millbury Federated Church in the past. "This is our first church that is not one of those."
The church is looking for tax-deductible donations to help pay for its missions. The trips cost about $500 per missionary, and are paid for entirely by fundraisers and donations. Checks or money orders can be made payable to The Lord's Builders, c/o Millbury Federated Church, 20 Main Street, Millbury, MA 01527.
Millbury residents are invited to check the website for stories about past trips, testimonies, pictures, as well as current fundraisers events. http://Lordsbuilders.com