I love the parable of The Wise and Foolish Builders in Luke 6:46-49. It is about laying the foundation of your house on a rock so it will withstand the floods and not be shaken. What a beautiful picture it is to put our faith into action by helping a family build a foundation (build a house). To build a relationship with them so they may know The Rock of our salvation, Jesus Christ (build a safe haven). To lead them into a growing relationship with Him to so they will not be shaken in times of trouble and their children and children’s children will know Him (build a heritage).
Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County (www.habitathillsborough.com) is one of the newer members of Meet The Need. Habitat Hillsborough connects with local churches and the community to fulfill their primary focus of “showing the love of God to families in Hillsborough County by giving them a hand up, not a hand out”. They do this by building affordable housing for deserving families with the help of the community.
Visit www.habitathillsborough.com to see how you, your family, your small group, your church, your co-workers, etc. can put your faith into action as described in the parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders. Take it beyond just building a home to building hope with a family and generations to come.
Meet The Need (www.meettheneed.org) is thrilled to have Habitat Hillsborough a part of the family and from the comments below, so are they!
“Meet the Need is such a great organization! Since we partnered with them in November 2010 we have noticed an increase in the number of volunteer opportunities being filled. MTN is also helping us reach out to area churches in order to build the strong relationships that are vital to the success of our mission. Because MTN’s focus is on Christ and serving Him through serving others, our experiences with them have been nothing but positive. The Meet the Need team is extremely customer-oriented and is quick to respond with needed solutions when we experience challenges. Their technology team is amazing and has made the volunteer recruitment process much easier. It is a blessing to work with them!” – Community Relations Director of Habitat Hillsborough