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Volunteer group prays for girls who will call cottage home

The sounds of hammers and saws echo throughout the hallways of Craver Cottage. In a few months, those noises will be replaced by the laughter of the girls who will call it home.

Since early August, North Carolina Campers on Mission (NCCOM) have been tackling a number of work projects at Craver Cottage located at Mills Home in Thomasville. The volunteers are using their skills to ensure that the cottage will be perfect for its future residents.

“We want it to be the place that God wants it to be for the girls who will be here,” says Bob Maple who is leading the effort for Campers on Mission.

Campers on Mission is a group of volunteers who love to travel and camp, but more than anything else, they desire to serve God no matter where their travels lead.

Maple has been a part of NCCOM for eight years, first becoming involved with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Maple’s wife Nancy serves as the email and membership coordinator for the North Carolina chapter.

For years, NCCOM have been involved with Baptist Children’s Homes assisting with inventorying and sorting donated items from the annual “Food Roundup.” The group has also helped improve the electrical hook-ups at the camping area at Mills Home, which NCCOM uses for their campers.