KOH2RVA: Day 261

Women Build

Is pride a sin? And is it a sin for a pastor to be proud of his people? If so then you might as well lock me up now because I am guilty, guilty, guilty.

Take a look at this picture. These are the women of First Baptist (and a few others) who participated in Habitat for Humanity’s recent “Women Build” in Richmond, which Habitat explains like this:

Women Build is Habitat for Humanity’s program for women who want to learn construction skills and build homes and communities. This program brings together women from all walks of life to address the housing crisis facing millions of women and children worldwide. No experience is necessary!

On the front row: Eleanor Dodson and “the ladies who brought lunch” (Jeannie Williams, Margaret Payne, and Lu Treadwell). Second row: Mary Ann Delano, Emily Johnson, Resa Hillman, Millie Barnes, Marquita Edmonds (homeowner). Third row: Whitney Guthrie (from Habitat), Liz Southworth, and Lori Bianco.

Mary Palmer, who sent this picture, says: “The house is a two story with 4 bedrooms. It’s lovely. The building our ladies built was the backyard shed. They did a great job. Bob Palmer was in charge of the build that FBC participated in this year.”

Thank you Bob and Mary. Thank you Jeannie, Margaret, and Lu for bringing lunch. Thank you Whitney from Habitat for being there. And on behalf of Marquita Edmonds, homeowner, thank you Eleanor, Mary Ann, Emily, Resa, Millie, Liz, and Lori for swinging some hammers, driving some nails, and putting God’s love into action.

How does the Kingdom of Heaven come to Richmond, Virginia?

One blow at a time.

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