2011 Lenten Building on Faith Begins in Los Angeles

Posted by Chris Untiet,  AmeriCorps Faith and Community Relations Coordinator:

Churches of all sizes and denominations gathered on our latest renovation site in South Gate on Ash Wednesday for the kickoff of our 1st Lent Build: 40 Days of Building on Faith.  Our great President and CEO Erin Rank and Rev. Kathey Wilborn, the Long Beach District Superintendent of the United Methodist Church, each gave heartfelt speeches about living out faith through service to others and Habitat during Lent.  

Habitat partner family Eric and Shamika Draghan summed up the spirit of what the Lent build is all about, “You aren't just building a home, you are building a dream."  

We closed by asking the Los Angeles faith community for prayers, volunteers, and financial support throughout Lent.  Following the program, Faith United Methodist Church of Torrance got busy demolishing what will, by Good Friday, become another beautiful Habitat home. What a great start to a Lenten season of building!  

Feel free to contact me at anytime to find out how your church can get involved.    
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