Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Matthew 21:21-22
At our annual board meeting last Thursday, our board of directors approved a plan for Habitat Wake to serve 102 families in our fiscal year that begins on July 1. This is an increase of 19 families from this current fiscal year—or 23%!
This is more than sheer numbers. Think of the impact in the lives of those 102 families. It’s huge! Owning a home for the first time or having a long-time residence repaired makes a remarkable difference in all aspects of a family’s life. 32 families will have the opportunity to purchase a new or fully rehabbed home in Wake County. 35 families will have essential exterior repairs made to the homes they already own in the neighborhoods in which we are building throughout Wake County. And 35 families in western Honduras will be able to move from inadequate thatched roof, dirt floor homes to a modest home with a metal roof and concrete floor.
So, we’ll need at least 23% more of your prayers. And 23% more of your time and talent. We’ve created a budget that will need 18% more of your generosity—whether it is a donation or a purchase at one of our stores. I promise you that you’ll get more in return than you give.