Special Thanks to Overhead Door of Greensboro!

 

Overhead Door Company Of Greensboro

 

We would like to thank John Schaefer and Overhead Door of Greensboro for giving us a phenomenal discount on the two garage doors and garage door openers that will be installed in the new home!

You can visit their website by clicking on their name above.

 

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Special Thanks to Carolina Supply!

 

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We would like to thank Doug Shoffner, owner of Carolina Supply in Burlington, for donating all of the pipes and fittings that will go into the 25th Anniversary home!

The total cost of all that pipes and fittings that Doug and Carolina Supply are donating is $9,800!

We would like to thank Doug for his generosity. We would also like to recommend Carolina Supply to you for all of your bathroom fixtures and plumbing material needs.

Click on their name above to see their website and all that they have to offer.

 

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Thank You For Giving!

 

This is a list of those who have made financial contributions to the 25th Anniversary Project thus far:

 

  • Willie and Claudia Aaron

  • Elsie Ammons

  • Andrews Trust, Mary

  • Gaynelle Armour

  • James and Betty Barbour

  • Bennett Baptist Church

  • Roy H. Blaylock

  • James and Barbara Bolhouse

  • Jackie and Donna Bowers

  • B.T. and Jacquelyn Briley

  • Dean and Jo Bryant

  • Lena Bryant

  • Ilene Byrd

  • M.L. and Carolyn Childress

  • Marylin C. Christmas

  • Community Baptist Church, Siler City

  • Everett and Marcy Conaway, Jr.

  • Robert and Faye Covert

  • Anna Murray Davis

  • Grover Davis

  • Dallas and Gwen Davis, Jr.

  • Wayne and Laura Decker

  • Harper and Betty Dickens, Jr.

  • Mary Dunn

  • Henry and Ira Edwards

  • James and Donna Fearnside

  • Eddie and Julia Fisher

  • Phil and Betty Fogle

  • Paul and Janet Grandlinard

  • Bettie Greene

  • Pastor Bob and Mrs. Griffith

  • Orlynn and Bethel Halladay

  • James and Ann Hamby

  • Michael and Faye Hammond

  • Delano and Eva Hill

  • Jeff and Kristi Homan

  • Sandy Hopkins

  • Wayne and Dorothy Humble

  • Robert and Linda Ingold

  • Jack Miller

  • Jennie Palmer

  • John and Carol Pierce

  • Elsie Walker Johnson

  • Ruth B. Jones

  • David and Karen Kauffman

  • Lorene Kropf

  • Paul and Nancy Leonesio

  • Allen and Sonaha Lewis

  • Lifenet

  • J. Michea and Emily Lucas

  • Barbara Lynch

  • Stephen and Suzann Lynch

  • Phyllis Mayne

  • Daniel E. McBane

  • Tommy and Mary McGuire

  • Matthew and Simone McKinnon

  • Wanda Mincey

  • Rick and Winifred Miller

  • Zane and Donna Miller

  • John and Anna Millstead

  • Michael Nagy

  • Deborah Nirdlinger

  • Shirley Oakley

  • Pat and Janet Medley

  • V.E. and J.B. Pate

  • Russell Payne

  • Gordon and Cheryl Phillips

  • Shannon and Erica Plummer

  • Bobby Puett

  • John and Linda Russell

  • Audrey L. Savary

  • Jane Shu

  • Jerry and Laura Smith

  • Jesse and Deborah Smith

  • Joey P. Smith

  • Daniel and Sabra Somers

  • Mary Souther

  • Ray and Pam Soyars

  • Ronald and Sheryl Steele

  • Jim and Juanita Stone

  • Nelson Straughn

  • Lorraine Stuart

  • Shirley Stutzman

  • Ronald and Patricia Summers

  • Deborah Sutton

  • Steve and Angie Sykes

  • Jim and Lavana Thomas

  • Michael and Kathy Watson

  • Maurice and Martha Weaver

  • Elaine Welch

  • Dorothy Wells

  • Dean and Wendy White

  • Bonnie Wiggs

 

 

To date, these individuals have given a total of $27,178 in financial contributions!

 

 

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Special Thanks to Burlington Carpet One!

 

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We would like to extend a special thank you to Burlington Carpet One!

Burlington Carpet One has graciously donated all of the ceramic tile AND labor for the ceramic tile shower, kitchen backsplash, and ceramic tile around the second bathtub in the new home. This is approximately $8,000 worth of labor and materials!

 

Click on their name above to go to their website to see all they have to offer for your flooring and tile needs!

 

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Officially On The Way!

 

We are now officially on the way to seeing this project come to fruition!

Last week, the first two public events were held at Siloam Missionary Homes. The first dinner was Tuesday night and the second event was a Pastors’ Luncheon on Thursday (A HUGE thanks to Ms. Mildred and her helpers who worked diligently to provide an amazing meal twice!).

During each event, the plans for the 25th Year Anniversary project were discussed. The focus was on casting the vision, making it clear and concise, and encouraging all those in attendance to carry it. The vision carriers were exhorted to become vision casters and vision carriers.

By the latest count, $22,000 dollars in financial contributions have already been given to the project AND thousands of dollars worth of resources have been donated that are needed for the home!

In less than a week after the first public event to cast the vision for the home and the great need for it, God has shown this project to be a “good work” (Nehemiah 2:18) by providing these contributions before the fundraising push has really even begun!

The exhortation and charge for every one of us is this: to seek the Lord earnestly about what He would have each one of us to do in the way of making a financial contribution to a project that He is already blessing.

When Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem in 47 days, everyone did something. Nehemiah cast the vision to the men, who in turn, got their wives and children involved. Every individual did something, some more than others.

And this is the case every time that God places a vision on the hearts of people to do a “good work”. There are some individuals God blesses who can give more than others, but everybody can do something.

The desire of all of our hearts should be to seek the Lord about what our “something” is for this project.

God has blessed us with a great start, but we still have a great amount needed in a relatively short period of time. So ask the Lord today with an open mind and ears to listen what He would have you to give to contribute your “something”.

If you would like to make a financial contribution by check or money order, you can mail it to “Siloam Missionary Homes” at:

PO Box 705
1053 Quakenbush Road
Snow Camp, NC 27349

On the Memo line please put “25th Anniversary Project” so that the funds are placed in the appropriate account.

If you would like to give by credit card, you can call the office at 336-376-8200 or toll-free at 1-877-914-3721

Remember, when you give freely to what is important to God, God will freely take care of what is important to you.

 

In Christ,

 

Dr. Jason Whitehurst

 

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25th Anniversary Project!

Greetings!

As many of you know by now, Siloam is working on a project to add a new home for the 25th Anniversary of Siloam Missionary Homes. This will be a home that Siloam Missionary Homes resident missionaries, Larry and Joyce George, will reside in. The new addition to Siloam will be an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant home to meet Larry’s future physical needs due to his Parkinson’s diagnosis.

Each week we plan to add blog posts to the site to give all of those who love Siloam, and are invested in this project, an update as to where we are in the progress of the project. We plan to add photos and possibly other media so that you can watch this God-pleasing and God-honoring project take shape starting at the end of 2016 and into the early part of 2017.

This is the first post of many. Be sure to check Siloam’s website and Facebook page for weekly, and sometimes bi-weekly, updates. As much as possible, we want to keep all of you informed and up-to-date on the status of the project. We want you to not only be excited to see what God is doing at Siloam in general but to also see what your contributions are helping to accomplish with the 25th Anniversary project.

Be sure to bookmark the site and follow Siloam on Facebook for updates regarding this project and all future Siloam Missionary Homes news. We thank God for those who have supported the ministry at SMH for 25 years and for those who will be added and come alongside for the next 25 years and beyond!

In Christ,

Dr. Jason Whitehurst

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Snow Camp Family Travels to Ghana

Snow Camp family travels to Ghana to experience missionary life
By Chris Lavender / Times-News
Published: Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 18:38 PM.
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When Macie Rich of Snow Camp travels to Ghana’s capital later this month, she will deliver shoes that she collected to an orphanage run by the Beacon House.

Rich, 11, won’t travel alone. Her family will be joining her for the nine days working at an orphanage in Accra. Mike and Abbey Rich said they wanted to include their children in the trip since they have never experienced for themselves what missionary work is like in the field. Macie’s brothers Preston, 9, and David, 8, also will travel to Accra on Aug. 11.

“It will be good to do this as a family so they don’t just hear the stories from us,” Abbey Rich said.

When they arrive, they will be working with Patrick and Heather Cline. The Clines are personal friends of the Riches. They developed a friendship through the years when the Clines would stay in Alamance County on furlough away from the mission field. The Clines help run the orphanage in Accra.

“I am really looking forward to seeing what really is there,” Macie Rich said.

When Macie turned 11 in March, she decided to ask those who attended her party to bring shoes that she could take to give to the orphanage. Many of the children living there don’t have shoes and walk to nearby schools barefoot. The Riches were able to collect 30 pairs of shoes that will be delivered to the orphanage.

During their visit, the family will be busy building water cisterns to collect rainwater for those who live in the area.

“They don’t have running water like us,” Mike Rich said.

The orphanage also will get a new chicken house built with help from the Riches. The orphanage is set to get 450 hens delivered soon, which will provide eggs to the orphanage. The eggs not used by the orphanage will be sold in the village.

David and Preston said they looked forward to the visit and to working on building the new chicken house.

Currently, there are 30 children living at the orphanage. The Clines live nearby and travel back and forth to run the orphanage. Nannies live on site to care for the children.

The trip will mark the first visit to Africa for Mike and Abbey. The Riches have been on short-term mission trips in the past with visits to Brazil, Mexico, Spain and the Dominican Republic.

The family thanked local churches and their home school group for donating the shoes that will be delivered to the orphanage. Abbey said she promoted the shoe collection drive on her Facebook account, which also helped collect more shoes.

“It sparked a movement for people to get involved,” Abbey Rich said.

The Riches attend New Covenant Fellowship Church in Graham. They begin their trip back to Snow Camp on Aug. 23.

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Siloam Missionary Homes Presents Award To Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest

(Charlotte- Sept. 30, 2013 –) N.C. Lt. Gov. Daniel Forest was awarded Siloam Missionary Homes’ prestigious “God, Family, Community Award” at a Christian apologetics conference held at Northside Baptist Church in Charlotte, Saturday.

Larry George, president of SMH, presented the award at a special ceremony in the main auditorium before hundreds of conference attendees. N.C. State Representative Dennis Riddell (R-Dist. 64) of Snow Camp accepted the award on behalf of the Lt. Gov.

“Since 1991, Siloam Missionary Homes has only presented this award twice. Today it is my extreme honor to present the ‘God, Family, Community Award’ to Lt. Gov. Dan Forest who exemplifies the highest values of this award in his private and public life.”

In accepting the award on the Lt. Gov.’s behalf, State Rep. Dennis Riddell said that he has had the honor of working with Dan Forest in the legislature and that as his colleague and friend has watched him tirelessly work serving his church, family and state of North Carolina. He said that Forest shared the same values of those in attendance, believing in and upholding the sanctity of life and religious liberty.

“He is the real deal,” Riddell said.

The two-day conference “Truth for a New Generation” was sponsored by North Greenville University and hosted by Dr. Alex McFarland, the school’s Director for Christian Worldview and Apologetics as well as author and host of his own radio program broadcast. The apologetics and religious liberties forum and exhibit hall attracted attendees from 30 states and internationally to hear nationally known speakers and Christian thinkers, including theologians, authors, scholars, and media personalities.

 

State Rep. Dennis Riddell of Snow Camp accepts the “God, Family, Community Award” on behalf of N.C. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest.  President of Siloam Missionary Homes Larry George, right, presented the award. Dr. Alex McFarland, left, hosted the two-day event.

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Jr. Police Academy Performs Community Service

Jr. Police Academy Performs Community Service

at Siloam Missionary Homes

 

(July 23, 2013 – Snow Camp) Junior Police Academy middle-school cadets from around Alamance County got the opportunity to leave the big city and experience farm life Tuesday at the Camp Glory Farm of Siloam Missionary Homes.

The rising seventh- and eighth-graders were participating in a “community day of service” as part of a four-week intensive summer program for at-risk youth begun on July 1, according to Chad Laws, assistant Academy coordinator. The 28 boys and girls helped spread landscape mulch at the 33-acre gated missionary community under the supervision of 15 school resource and D.A.R.E. police officers from the Alamance Sheriff’s Department and the Burlington and Graham Police Departments.

“This is the second year that the wonderful kids from the Junior Police Academy have come out to give us a hand. This helps maintain our grounds for our missionary families who come here to get much needed rest and comfort after spending years in the mission field under harsh conditions,” said Larry George, president of Siloam Missionary Homes (SMH). “As a nonprofit we depend on volunteers, but most importantly, we’re eager to partner with the Junior Police Academy to help our at-risk youth and the opportunity for us to give back to the community too.”

After a morning of spreading bark-a-mulch, the cadets and Academy staff broke for an all-you-can-eat hot dog lunch with all the fixings and desert. While seated for lunch, the group heard from Marcy Conaway, 35, a visiting missionary who worked with indigenous native people in the jungles of Argentina and Ecuador. Many of the cadets listened intently as Conaway talked about her own troubled youth and the domestic violence she experienced in her home. She credited her success and happiness to her early reliance on God who helped her to not only to survive her difficult upbringing and finish high school, but to realize her goal to go to college and become a teacher.

Following lunch, the cadets were eager to walk around the farm and see the animals. Rachel George, responsible for animal husbandry and agriculture at the SMH farm, had their undivided attention as she talked about the colorful personalities that farm animals have, including “Flash,” the chocolate-brown alpaca with big eyelashes who likes to spit at you if he’s displeased.

For many, this was the first time they had ever gotten up close to pet and feed alpacas and goats, see guineas, chickens and white geese, or learn how to grow a natural herb garden. The laughter and broad smiles on the cadet’s faces spoke volumes about how domesticated animals can touch the hearts of hurting kids. Some asked if they could visit again.

Developed by the Burlington Police Department in 1999, with Graham and Alamance County Sheriff’s Department joining later, Laws said the year-round mentoring program is staffed by law enforcement personnel who have extensive training working with troubled youth. Many of the qualifying cadets, he said, have behavioral problems at home or at school, or both. Laws said the early intervention program, thanks in part to generous donations from individuals and businesses, is designed to help at-risk students learn social skills, character development, basic respect, responsibility, integrity, goal setting, building self-esteem, conflict resolution, anger management, instruction on substance abuse, preventing violence and gang prevention, and more. The cadets are paired with academy staff members.

“If we give these kids a chance to talk and share what’s going on inside them, then we can help prevent a Virginia Tech or Columbine,” said resource officer Quincy Adams.

 

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Yurt Raising – Volunteers Raise Yurt in Southern Alamance County

BY RALF JACKSON WALTERS

(SNOW CAMP—May 4) Invented three thousand years ago in Central Asia, Alamance County just got its first yurt Saturday. It was all part of the fun at Siloam Missionary Homes where folks came out in the spirit of an old-fashioned barn raising to help raise a Mongolian yurt shelter.

The first of four which are planned for the 33-acre gated village for missionary families, the round- shaped yurt is an iconic image of nomadic life on the barren steppes where Genghis Khan and his fearsome horde once lived. Built to withstand the harsh weather of Mongolia, these North Carolina yurts will have it easy in a climate that favors magnolias.

“The yurts are a new concept at Siloam Missionary Homes,” says President Larry George of the nonprofit organization. These are attractive and affordable alternatives to eleven brick and mortar or stick-built houses that are currently being used as extended-stay homes. We envision these durable and weather-proof yurts as short-term housing for visiting missionaries who are here for just a few days or church youth groups who come here as volunteers to help with repairs, tend the animals and grounds, or even for a weekend retreat or overnighter at our conference center.”

Made in Dugspur,VA. by Buffalo Mountain Yurts, the yurt frame and rafters are made of wood. Once erected on-site, the walls, roof and floor are wrapped and covered with a military-grade tent canvas that is virtually tear and puncture proof. The floor of the yurt is 24 feet in diameter or about 450 square feet, and sleeps as many as 18. The cone-shaped ceiling is topped off with a clear plastic dome, giving a clear view of the stars at night. A conventional door and several windows with screens are used for locked entry and ventilation. Units can be air-conditioned and heated with a wood stove as weather dictates and have a loft, kitchen and enclosed bathroom, says owner Stephen Carpenter. George said that all four yurts at SMH will be built into the side of a hill with each sitting on a platform, creating a fun “tree house experience” for kids and those still young at heart.

“Last year, we provided homes for missionaries from 14 different countries,” George said. “We want to share with the community in our area people from different cultures. So the reason we chose a yurt is that they’re unique and different and when you see one, it shouts out foreign culture to you.”

Siloam Missionary Homes is a home away from home for missionaries and their families who need rest, are recovering from illness, or are transitioning back to American culture after serving in foreign lands for many years, George said.

People interested in visiting the sprawling community and its village center that resembles an old west town will have an opportunity to do so when SMH hosts its annual “Farm Day” June 22. Families and their kids come to have their pictures taken with the colorful Alpacas that are raised there and take part in a day full of fun, food and various activities.

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