Newsletter from Karl and Mary Badalian – May and June, 2015

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May and June, 2015

ntcp1May found Mary and I in Deming, New Mexico along with David and Sharyn Finley, and Wayne, Nancy, and Josh Murphy working on Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.  It was a busy month with a lot of odds and ends to complete. We mopped the tile floors, getting them as dirt free as the southern New Mexico wind would allow and then put a couple of coats of tile sealer on them. The following week, once the tile sealer had time to dry, we started on the trim work. Mary painted the trim and I cut and nailed it in place.

We always seemed to have help in the form of five year old Nate Sykes who was over at the building lending a hand whenever he had a break from his school work and chores. ntcp4

To help keep building costs down we repainted and installed bathroom partitions that we had picked up at a building auction in Moore, Oklahoma. It was good to see the final home of the used partitions we had acquired last fall. We were also able to use some of the door closers, solid core doors, and “panic hardware” in this new building, saving the church thousands of dollars that can now be spent to further the gospel in Deming and the regions beyond.

The last couple of weeks at Deming included laying laminate flooring in the Pastor’s office and on the platform area and carpeting in other classrooms. Pastor Sykes and his son Mason cut and laid rock, making the platform and baptistery area look great. When the church was able to meet in the new building they ”traded up”  from an old, crowded, one room store front of about 600 square feet to a new 4000 square foot facility with room to grow. Praise be to God for His work in Deming.

ntcp3During the first part of June we were privileged to help Pastor Lewis and the folks at Kingspark Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with building a wall and with some dry wall work. Our friends Gary and JoNelle Lunow were there helping us as was brother Cecil of Kingspark Baptist Church. June also found us at Grace and Truth Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Mary and I hauled a load of ceiling tiles to Pastor Brent and Julie Blaise who have been pouring countless hours into restoring the church building. NTCP coworker and friend Drew Needham was there and with everyone working together we were able to install doors, paint and install ceiling tiles, and sand drywall in the fellowship hall area of the church building.

Please continue to pray for us as we travel around the country helping with church construction wherever we are called.