What is Rest in the Lord?
Rest in the Lord is a ministry project of Dortches Baptist Church to provide quality mattresses to those in need. We are currently seeking donations to provide mattresses for Hurricane Florence victims in North Carolina.
What is Rest in the Lord?
The smell of plastic drop cloths and latex paint waif in the air, as I stand in the doorway, already fixing the screen door to stay open. “Hi, I’m Pastor Phil. I’m here with Rest in the Lord to deliver your mattress.” Inside, my eyes meet clean walls freshly painted in Navajo white. The brand new laminate floors are protected with brown paper strips that give the illusion that a red carpet has been rolled out...Read More
How did Rest in the Lord get it’s start? By a few seeds of ministry from loving Christians like you! Seeds of Ministry Often times in ministry, God may open your eyes to a mission opportunity. The challenge then becomes creatively finding a way to fund this idea. Rest in the Lord happened the other way around. First, Wakeminster Baptist Church (Raleigh, NC) sent our church funds to impact flood relief victims. Then, the...Read More
Rest in the Lord has now hit 25 Mattresses Delivered! Rest in the Lord has now delivered 25 brand new mattresses to the homes of families affected by Hurricane Matthew. Our efforts have been concentrated in the Princeville/Tarboro area. Princeville suffered the greatest damage in our area. Many residents are still waiting to move back into their homes. In addition to mattresses, we were able to distribute new and used sheets and...Read More
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by. Robert Frost describes in poetry the simple decisions we must make each day, with very little certainty as to where each pathway leads. Science leads us to view our world in terms of causality, and the physics of quantum mechanics demonstrates a contentedness in the universe yet fully understood. The TV series Touch pushes this concept further in the name of science...Read More
Flood Relief Ministry Update: A Good Night’s Sleep. The Community Builders Sunday School Class has been on a journey of discovery ever since God prompted two churches to send funds to our church for the purpose of offering assistance to those displaced by hurricane Matthew. Our previous article Breakfast at the Relief Shelter explains our first encounter with those in need. Since this time, most of our ministry efforts have...Read More
On October 26, 2016 the Community Builders Sunday School class joined efforts with partnering churches to secure funding to feed the residents at the Edgecombe Red Cross relief shelter in Tarboro, NC. While Pastor Phil was visiting with the shelter, he overheard concerns from the residents that most of the breakfast food items were high in sugar (donuts, pastries, fruit juices, etc.). In an attempt to secure a more substantial...Read More