The Church Being The Church

We dedicated a Habitat For Humanity house on Saturday.

We parntered with Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church as well as some corporate sponsors in Charlotte.

It took 14 Saturdays of volunteer labor to build a house for and with the Hoover family. The Hoovers worked right alongside us most of the way. Jeff Humphries from Good Shepherd was the project coordinator and, as always, did a super job.

This is the second house Good Shepherd has dedicated in 2008 — we built the first one in partnership with Olympic High School.

Our financial contribution for the two houses was well over $50,000. Not to be monotonous . . . but for that $50,000 we did no fund raisers. No BBQs. No special offerings. No raffles. We were able to have that kind of generosity as a church because the people of the church are themselves generous in giving on Sunday. We’ve made Habitat a priority and now two families in 2008 have moved into home ownership.

That’s the church being the church.