Operation Paint the Walls & Cover Floors!

Support the renovation project at the Ft. Drum Hospitality House.

Hello everyone! We are in the process of fixing and sprucing up our heroes, the 10th Mountain Division’s hospitality house. The hospitality house has good bones but needs some renovation (more insulation, thermal windows & doors, new flooring, wall paper removal, texture and paint, and new furnishings). These will be one time donations that will keep a vitally needed ministry home at Ft. Drum open and in good order for our servicemen. We are the only hospitality ministry, I’m aware of, to this very large Army post and we are busy everyday of the week.

Our first campaign will address wall paper removal (the house is 90% wallpapered) and apply a fresh coat of new paint throughout the whole house and new carpet upstairs. We hope to complete this project within two months. Our bedrooms are upstairs and we are still living out of our suitcases. We would like to renovate now so I don’t have to tell the girls they need to move entirely out of their rooms so the walls and carpet can be done.

The first floor will get all new paint. There is a combination of hardwood, laminate, linoleum, and carpet on this floor. It is a very high traffic area, people come and go through both the front and back doors, the kitchen, dining area, and living room are on this floor. We would like to replace the flooring with a solid hardwood that can be refinished for years to come. The first floor flooring and new furniture will be our second campaign, so please pray about it’s completion as well! Our third campaign will consist of fixing drafty windows, doors, and install adequate insulation where needed, which should be done during warmer weather, so prayerfully we are hoping this summer.

We’ve been told we are crazy to take on such big tasks immediately after the completion of our personal support raising to get to the mission field. I like to think of it as faith.

If you love our military and would like to say thank you to them for protecting our freedoms, here’s an opportunity.  Ft. Drum deploys more than any other military installation, so these are your servicemen who are on the front lines the most. This ministry is vital. I keep hearing soldiers tell me that the house ministry has literally saved their lives. We are honored to provide a solace for them as we share our lives and the Gospel with the military.

If donations exceed our needs for the first campaign they will be rolled over to the second and third campaign. Thank you for those of you who have pledged and given to this worthy cause.

Click Here to see where we are today!


The first campaign will cost $12,000 dollars. If you would like to help us please click here: Donate!

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Running Hard!

Wow!  looking back over the last month and a half has proven a whirlwind of activity for the Beaudins!  Since taking over the directorship of the Ft. Drum Hospitality House we have been non-stop moving!  Our weekly schedule is filled with meals, Bible study, mentorship, counseling, meetings with Chaplains, and lots of drop in visits from our heroes – sometimes they stay overnight on a couch.  Penny and I are meeting with ladies and guys on a regular basis and I am currently teaching on Evangelism and just started a men’s study on Biblical manhood.  We’ve been seeing on average 20+ soldiers and on Friday nights and it’s beginning to grow with a diversity of singles, young marrieds, older marrieds as well as children.

Penny has unpacked her kitchen but that’s about as far as we’ve gotten!  When we are not ministering to servicemen we are working on the Hospitality House as there’s lots of maintenance and projects to accomplish!  Fall has found us outside raking an immense amount of leaves and preparing the property for winter.  Also, this old house is due for some renovation.  It has good bones but needs some fresh paint, flooring, and furniture.  The walls are 90% wallpapered and much of it has been up for two decades which must be professionally removed, textured, and prepared for paint.  We plan to paint the whole interior of the house to give it a fresh feel once the walls are ready.  New carpet in the bedrooms needs to happen as well.  You can learn more by clicking this link: Support our Work and donate to this worthy project.

The way we see it, these guys deserve the very best we can give them.  The sacrifice they and their families make for our freedoms is bigger than you will ever know.  Almost everyone here is detached from their family in some way.  We have married men who are here without their families, married women and children without their deployed husbands/dads.  Young singles, for some it’s their first time away from home, who don’t have much going on after work and desire to be somewhere – anywhere but the barracks.  The hospitality house provides a vital need to so many and we desire to give them the very best we possibly can.

I’ll leave you with pictures to give you insight into our life and work with the 10th Mountain Division – “Climb to Glory!”

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Bible Study after dinner on Friday Night. Todd is teaching on Evangelism.


Emily & Kelsey out on a bike ride!

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Pray for our deployed from the house!

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Pray for our deployed from the house!

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Pray for our deployed from the house!

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Pray for our deployed from the house!

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Pray for our deployed from the house!

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Pray for our deployed from the house!


Pray for our deployed from the house!

Emily cooking

Emily cooking breakfast for dinner on Friday Night!

Emily singing

Emily helping in Chapel Service!


Painting the Basement


Painting the Basement


Painting the Basement


Painting the Basement


Painting the Basement

Kelsey Canoeing

Kelsey and Dad enjoying the Black River in our backyard!


Mountain Biking with Keven!


Leaves everywhere!

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B.Y.O.M. (bring your own meat) Guys Night and start of Biblical Manhood series!

Penny & Kelsey

More leaves!

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Fall colors out rock climbing with our soldiers!

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Fall colors out rock climbing with our soldiers!

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Fall colors out rock climbing with our soliders!

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Fall colors out rock climbing with our soldiers!

Keep praying for us, we so need it.  It’s a privilege to do this ministry with you!  Thank you for your support!