God and Gospel are at work on 948 D’Antignac Street in downtown Augusta.  First Baptist Church’s Men on Mission contributes towards the restoration of a 126-year-old home called The Avery House.  Its eventual purpose is to serve homeless veterans who need a safe place to stay while receiving counseling and learning job skills.  Inspiration for the project began in July of 2018 when community members Arlene and Jerry Williams purchased the home in partnership with Wounded Warrior Project.  Men on Mission was then invited to help transform this home from a rundown property to a brand-new home, and for every Tuesday for nearly three years they have done just that.  Their hard work is taking shape these days as the exterior of the home is over 75% complete.  Remaining before them is the interior of the home where they will build brand new bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchen for the future residents.  The goal is not only to complete this project with excellence but also to incorporate the gifts of as many people as possible.  To that end, Men on Mission invites you to get involved.  First, come and tour The Avery House any Tuesday to get a feel for this project.  Second, contribute your time and abilities towards the restoration of the home.  Specific areas of expertise in plumbing, electrical, insulation, dry wall, painting, and trim work will be key in the second half of the project, but all ability levels are welcome!  Third, help organize a volunteer day with your Sunday School class or civic organization for a Saturday work day.  Getting started is easy.  Contact Allen Hardin at alglen@bellsouth.net or 706-414-2067, and he will help you in contributing toward The Avery House as well as the furtherance of God’s kingdom.

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