Habitat for Humanity’s mission, like God’s, is truly worldwide. The need for housing does not end at the border of Wake County! Habitat serves families in over 70 countries throughout the world and Habitat Wake is blessed to be significantly supporting the work of Habitat in Honduras, Malawi, and Cambodia. This fiscal year, we will provide funds to enable Habitat to serve 75 families in those countries.
This weekend, a team of 17 from Habitat Wake will depart from RDU en route to Honduras for our 19th trip there. I am pleased to be one of the 17. We will have the opportunity, once again, to partake of the gracious hospitality of a group of joyful and hard working people who don’t have much in the way of material possessions, but have an abundance of strong family relationships. While we will offer five days of labor to help build homes, I still believe it is us who will receive more than we give and we will get to know each other in very special ways.
This year, I am pleased that Maya Blumenfeld, a junior at NC State, who grew up in a Habitat house here in Raleigh, will be joining us on this trip. Maya moved into her family’s Habitat home when she was two and she personally understands how important that home is to her family and how it enabled her to perform well in school leading to pursuing her dream of becoming a social worker and giving back professionally. Maya traveled to Guatemala last year with NC State and we are blessed to have her on our team. Look forward to some reflections from Maya during this trip -- on this blog and in Habitat Wake’s social media. She will have a unique perspective.
Please keep this team in your prayers as we take time out of our daily routines to share God’s love with those in a different culture and who have incredible stories of faith to share with us as well.