Kevin Campbell | September 7, 2012

"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them."

Matthew 18:20

I was reflecting this morning on Jesus’ words about the power of unity among those gathered toward a common purpose—in God’s name. In construction it used to be that builders would use substantial dimensional lumber to span between supports.  Roof rafters and floor beams were built using 2x10 lumber (boardsthat are roughly 10” wide).  Now, we use engineered trusses—2x4 lumber—much less substantial but due to the manner in which the 2x4’s are assembled, they achieve strength far beyond the much wider lumber and can span even greater distances than their bulky, but singular counterparts. I think this 1+1=3 is what Jesus is referring to.  By coming together in common purpose in God’s name, we are able to accomplish things that we could never contemplate accomplishing on our own. Habitat Wake is planning to impact 83 families with better housing this year.   Alone, this seems impossible.  Together in a unified purpose, it sounds not only possible, but fun, too!  Come out and join us.   Show the true strength of what a community looks like when it unifies, in God’s name, on behalf of those in need!

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Kevin Campbell

Former President/CEO

Kevin Campbell, former President/CEO of Habitat Wake, is a recognized leader in service to the goal of affordable homeownership in Wake County and around the world.  His unwavering professional commitment to Habitat for Humanity and its vision – a world where everyone has a decent place to live - goes back nearly 30 years. Follow him on twitter at @kevinhabitat.