September 25, 2010 7:33:00 PM
On Sunday, Sept. 19th, Columbus Lowndes Habitat for Humanity had the opportunity to dedicate our 36th home built to the Lang family. This family lost everything in a fire in January.
We would like to thank the members of First United Methodist Church and the staff for making this possible. Without their financial commitment and the 2,000-plus man hours it took to build this home, this would not have been possible. This is the sixth home FUMC has sponsored through our affiliate. We feel very fortunate to have one of the largest churches in the community to join in partnership with us to help families put their lives back together by building decent, affordable housing.
While not all churches are able to sponsor a complete home, we would like to invite them to be a part of an upcoming Apostles Build Project. The Apostles Build Project is designed to bring 12 churches together of all denominations to raise the money and to provide the labor and prayer support to build a Habitat for Humanity house. We would like to invite representatives from our local churches to be a part of our upcoming Prayer Breakfast on Oct. 6 at 7:30 a.m. to hear more about the Apostles Build Project. This is a great way for congregations to put their faith into action. An Apostles Build Project calls people to leave the halls of the church and to serve in the way the original apostles served. Working on this project allows people of faith to be the body of Christ in the world.
There is no charge to attend the Prayer Breakfast; however, we do ask that you make a reservation by Oct. 1 by calling the Habitat for Humanity office at 662-329-2501.
Kathy Arinder, Executive Director
Columbus Lowndes Habitat for Humanity
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