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August article for Rehoboth United Methodist Church Newsletter

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A Presbyterian minister and one of my favorite theologians, Frederick Buechner, said “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” In my ministry with Habitat for Humanity, I have found that place. I truly believe that everyone deserves decent shelter, and with that foundation, people can build strength, stability, and self-reliance. Habitat’s mission expresses it well:  “Seeking to put God’s love into action Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.” Each year for over thirty years, President and Mrs. Carter have spent a week of their lives putting their faith into action, building alongside families in need of decent shelter in the U.S. and abroad. Last month I joined them in Edmonton, Canada for this year’s Carter Work Project, helping 150 families throughout Canada build and improve places they can call home.  (And while President Carter was hospitalized on Thursday of that week because o…
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