habitat for humanity

J1M GUEST BLOGGER: I have invited my friend, Hugh Patrick to be our guest blogger this weekend.  Hugh and his wife, Carolyn, are total Kingdom players.  They both epitomize the CrossPoint spirit to serve as ministers.  Hugh is the team leader of our Habitat Project, as well as this summer’s Adult Mission Trip to Kentucky.  I asked him to blog about both of these endeavors.  Please contact us through our congregation’s webpage if you would like to participate in or support either one of these mission opportunities.

I am very excited about the upcoming construction ministry that we have planned for February and March for CrossPoint.  This will be a Habitat for Humanity home in Roebuck – constructed by volunteers from CrossPoint.  We will build this house completely from the slab up.  This includes all interior finishing, such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, finished trim and painting.

Our wonderful people at CrossPoint have responded overwhelmingly by turning in commitment cards the last four Sundays.  The Mission Construction Planning Team will be meeting this Sunday afternoon to assign all of the CrossPointers to a specific team for this construction project.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Habitat for Humanity program, here are some interesting facts.  Habitat is not a give-away program.  It is a program that provides low-cost housing for people who could otherwise not afford to own their own home.  In order for a person to quality for a Habitat house, they must meet certain credit and debt requirements, just like everyone else who purchases a home.  They, then, are required to work a number of hours on another Habitat home prior to qualifying for their own home.

We have been privileged to meet some of the Habitat home owners and have been impressed with the people that Habitat has approved for ownership.  In the coming weeks, we will have the privilege at CrossPoint of meeting the family who will occupy this home.

The goal for Habitat is to dedicate this home and several others on Good Friday.  This should be a great experience for all CrossPointers who participate in this ministry.


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