Traveling ministry builds parsonage in San Augustine

SAN AUGUSTINE, TX (KTRE) - A new home is going up before a San Augustine pastor's eyes thanks to the Volunteer Christian Builders. The traveling ministry is making good progress in its second week of construction.

You'll notice when you step onto a volunteer Christian builders work site few workers stop what they're doing.

"We been here a week and we started with a slab and we hope to get the outside completely finished and the inside sheet rock hung on this one," said Jimmy Waters, the crew chief.

All that done by Friday.

The men are from all walks of life. They measure, saw and share laughs with one another.

"Satisfaction of doing what we've been called to do and seeing a completion," said volunteer Woody Carter.

That's when pastor of the Liberty Hill Baptist Church, Frank Holrath, his wife and mother move in.

"They do this out of a love for the Lord they serve and it's an amazing thing," Holrath said.

"Everything belongs to Liberty Hill and we're just servants and we're just going to get the blessing from it," Angela Holrath said.

"We're not working for this local church or this pastor," said Jesse Hawthorne of Buna. "We're working for the Lord."

The Volunteer Christian Builders say they trav3el with a purpose and that purpose takes them all over the nation.

"Myself, I'll be going from here to Hope, Arkansas to work on a Cowboy Church in Hope, Arkansas and then from Hope, Arkansas we will come back down to Hugo, Oklahoma and work at a small church there and after that we'll be going to Hillister, Texas, which is out of Woodville," Waters said.

RVs will show up in Alaska this summer, one of about 40 projects throughout the year. They travel wherever a purpose is found.

You can learn more about the mission at

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