Mini Rallies


Omaha, MO 
July 9-20, 2018
Contact Roger Jeffries at 573-999-4448.  Work will consist of drywall and mudding in the basement/kitchen area plus finishing the carport and building 2 canopies over basement outside doors.


 Antioch Baptist Church, Hannibal, MO
June 18-23, 2018
 Seven COM members served a week working at the Antioch Baptist Church, Hannibal, MO.  This is the church that burned about 18 months ago, and are now in their rebuilding phase.  In spite of the rain, they roughed in plumbing under the main floor and in the walls, some carpentry work for plumbers and put some sheathing and shingles on the roof.  The ladies quilted for the week.

Attending were:  Gary and Marilyn Morrow (team leaders), Bill Pace, Jerry and Cinda Haddock, and John and Nancy Janes.

PIctures as they become available.
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 Shelbina, MO
June 11-22, 2018
 26 COM members spent about 2 weeks at the First Baptist Church in Shelbina recently.  They helped with the first phase of the renovation of a strip mall which will become the new church.  They hung and finished drywall, hung kitchen cabinets, tiled kitchen floor and painted and sprayed knockdown in several rooms.  The ladies sewed dresses and bags for shoeboxes and made quilts for the Church's foster care ministry.

Attending were: Jim and Cheryl Rawlings (leaders), Charles and June Grubb, Dee and Roger Marshall, Mark and Barbara Harpham, Hank and Liz Nash, John and Nancy Janes, Roger and Nellie Jefferies, Jim and Mary Wood, Chuck and Nadine Wright, Linda and Gary Thomas, Chris and Darlene Hutto, VC and Vicky Cunningham and Stanley and Janet Casady.
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 Girard, IL
June 4-8, 2018

Nine members of COM returned to First Baptist Church in Girard, IL for the fourth time.  Attending this mini-rally were: Kenny and Donna Gillespie, Mark and Barb Harpham and grandson Carson, John and Nancy Janes, Roger Marshall, and Jim and Cheryl Rawlings.


Major work was replacing the exterior handicap ramp, placing underlayment and carpet squares on the sanctuary floor, and tread and risers to the steps in the new building.  All work for which the church had requested help was completed by week's end.


As always, the meals were great, but the week is never complete without several trips to the local Whirl-a-Whip!

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Camp Keirsey 
Amsterdam, MO

May 7 - 14,
 We were asked to come to Kamp Keirsey near Amsterdam, Missouri to remodel the chapel for air conditioning.  Which included putting in windows, removing  replacing paneling building rooms around a/c units, leveling the pews, we also put in a door in the administration building and installed a hinged counter top between the kitchen and dining room for easier access.  Thanks to all who helped:
Roger & Dee Marshall        Dennis & Jane Barnes
Stu & Lou Hulselbus           Jerry Nance
Kenny & Donna Gillespie    Mark & Barbara Harpham
V C & Vicky Cunningham    Don Gillogly
Jim & Cheryl Rawlings        Darlene Ephland
Hank & Liz Nash                 David Raines
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APRIL 30 - MAY 4, 2018
 Twenty people showed up to work at Pulaski County Associational Camp last week and completed a remarkable amount of projects.  Those in attendance were: Roger Marshall, Jack Cook, Stu and Lou Hulsebus, Stanley and Janet Casady, Jim and Cheryl Rawlings, Curtis and Ruth Scott, Jim and Stella Piles, Bill and Ramona Jameson, Donald and Nancy Rieck, Robert and Alice Morton and Darrel and Donna Crawford, leaders of the week.Below is a summary of the work:

Weather stripped door to administration building

Repaired rails to the front of the administration building

Put screens on vents on all cabins to keep squirrels out.

Replaced soffit and mortared wall cracks in CABIN 4

Repaired roof to CABIN 7

Wrapped all doors and windows on ALL PURPOSE BUILDING

Installed new door, repaired soffit and wrapped some of the doors and windows in the CHAPEL

Replaced walls and ceiling, cleaned walls, racks, and floor in COOLER



Replaced window

Wrapped all doors and windows

Caulked all doors and windows

Put screen on vent

Built door to access under the parsonage

Removed trash from around the parsonage

Built front steps

Installed a microwave 


Replaced broken ceiling tiles in sleeping area in ALL PURPOSE BUILDING

Repaired door jams and wrapped doors in STORAGE BUILDING

Repaired gate and fence around propane tank

Installed new door and built new steps to door inside pool room, built new steps outside for the POOL MAINTENANCE ROOM

SEWING: made 75 curtains – included all 7 cabins and dining room

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Lewistown, MO  May 2017

 We had a great week putting in a new kitchen for the congregation at Lewistown. The Dehners, Dehners, Grubbs, Parrishes, Gillespies, Jackie Hamlin, Jim Rawlings and the Janes were there. The women made 18 lap robes, 5 toss pillows, 10 pillowcases and a kitchen curtain. On Fridaywe delivered the lap robes to the CARE Center in Lewistown and gave one to each of the residents who were members of the church. The daily devotions and fellowship were wonderful. Thanks to all who helped. This was Donna and Kenny's home church.

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Girard, IL
May 2017
This was the second trip to FBC, Girard. Last fall was siding the new building and beginning Sheetrock. This week the team painted, and painted, and painted; hung doors, installed the bathroom partitions and got all the kitchen cabinets installed. The ladies made 4 baby quilts, 5 blankets, 3 crib sheets, 2 pillowcases, and 41 burp rags (Cheryl Rawlings has caught the sewing bug). These will be donated to Birthright in Hannibal.
What a great week of work and fellowship and 4 trips to Whirl-a-Whip!! Gotta love it.

Working were: the Rawlings, Grubbs, Nashes, Gillespies Janeses, Jack Cook and Roger Marshall.