Home is a powerful word—perhaps one of the most powerful of all. Wood and nails can be shaped to become a house, a home, a place not just to visit but to dwell—the same word the Bible uses to describe Jesus: “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” To create a home is to give a deeply meaningful gift.
Last summer, 70 volunteers worked 150 shifts for Faith Builders, helping Habitat for Humanity construct a new home in the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul. “You would be amazed at how much progress was made,” organizer David Olsen said of the Faith Builders’ two weeks of work. “The house is now sided and painted, a porch is under construction and it all looks great. . . . Seeing a family get the keys to their new home is a great experience and is the best possible ‘thank you’ imaginable.”
This summer, July 24-August 4, Faith Builders will again be welcoming volunteers from all area churches to help create a home where our neighbors can dwell. All skill levels are welcome.
To sign up, go to tinyurl.com/faithbuild17, click on a day you’d like to work, and follow the registration instructions.