Habitat Builders for West Texas

The Rev. John Badders, chair of the Habitat Builders for West Texas, reminded Council of the initiative set by Bishop Lillibridge in 2012 to build three Habitat for Humanity homes in six years in our diocese.

In 2013, the first home was completed in Lockhart, where Emmanuel, Lockhart, served as gracious hosts. Sixteen churches were represented by volunteers.

The second home is underway in Seguin, and is hosted by St. Andrew’s, Seguin. The Rev. Kevin Dellaria, rector of St. Andrew’s, thanked Council for this amazing opportunity. The ground was broken on January 18, and the family was introduced that will receive the new Habitat home. The slab has been poured, and the work has begun. See pictures here. Church volunteers are cooking meals and welcoming others. “I invite all of you – and go back and invite your people – to come to Seguin and help us build this home,” said Dellaria.

“Come answer the call to serve,” said Dellaria. The five-member family is joining in the sweat and putting in their hours before they receive this home. “This family is beautiful and hard working,” he said.

The Guadalupe Valley Habitat for Humanity is helping with the build.

You can visit the Habitat booth to learn how to volunteer for this current build. Or see the information on the DWTX Blog.

“Habitat is not a hand out, it is a hand up, and it is a perfect way to answer God’s call to serve,” said Badders.

Published by Laura Shaver

Communications, Episcopal Diocese of West Texas

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