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Minot is home to approximately 45,000 people. It was founded in 1886 when a railroad company stopped for the winter. Currently, Minot is considered to be a ‘boom town’ for its rapid growth due to a large air force base just north of the city and because oil was recently found. While the economy is seemingly thriving in the area, approximately two thirds of households live below national median standards with nearly 13 percent of the population living below the poverty line.
The Souris River, also known as the Mouse River, divides the city of Minot in half, north and south. In late June, record flooding devastated the city of Minot, forcing nearly a third of the residents to evacuate and leaving more than 4,000 homes and businesses heavily damaged.
MDS is working closely with the Bible Fellowship Church, a Mennonite Brethren congregation. The church was heavily damaged by floodwaters.
MDS rebuilt the church and now uses three Sunday School classrooms for accomodations (bunks). Long-termer volunteers stay at the church parsonage.
Volunteers from Indiana and Manitoba come together to rebuild the Bible Fellowship Church in Minot, ND.
Volunteers pull up damaged flooring at the Bible Fellowship Church in Minot, ND. The church was flooded by 10 feet of water.
Mr. Oly and Mrs. Tammy and family accept the quilt at their home dedication service.
Paul dismanteling old plumbing at Ms. Gabrielle's home.
Paul presents a loaf of bread to Mr. Oly and Mrs. Tammy at their home dedication service.
David and Kurt read the color instructions before painting at Ms. Marla's house.
Mr. Garald, Mrs. Marilynn and family shared dinner with us at the project.
Randy and Simeon put down subfloor at Mr. Derick's house.
Mike presents the book, Hammer Rings Hope, to Ms. Deb at her home dedication service.
Josiah and Floyd, our cabinet installers this week.
Last week four experienced workers, Peter, Carl, Jason and Ed, came to Minot from Saskatchewan. Peter has always served as project director but wanted to experience being a short-term volunteer. Jason, Ed and Peter, with the...
Bible Fellowship Church
1720 4th Ave N.W.
Minot, ND 58703
Tel: Office: (701) 509-3213
Project Director: Dave and Anna Wiebe
Project status: Open
Volunteers to date: 1329
Jobs Started: 113
Jobs Completed: 95
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