Building on Faith: 2015
The 2015 Building on Faith house was built in partnership with Lindsey, a single mother of two medically fragile boys.
Building on Faith 2015 kicked off May 16 and the home was dedicated on August 29. Lindsey and her family were settled in by mid September.
“Your hard work and giving hearts have allowed
my two boys and I to have a safe and beautiful home.
I treasure each group and person that has allowed me
this privilege. Thank you for giving of yourself!”
Lindsey and her two medically challenged boys were living in the master bedroom of her parents’ house when Lindsey discovered Habitat for Humanity.
Lindsey says about her sons, “It’s something that I reflect on every day, that I have the privilege of taking care of them and to love them and watch them grow. To me, they’re not entirely mine. They’re the Lord’s and the Lord can take them at any time.”
It was Lindsey’s trust in God that led her to take the first step toward homeownership with Habitat.
“At first I had mixed emotions about buying and maintaining a home as a single parent,” she says. But as she began working on her sweat equity hours, Lindsey realized how much support she had. “My hope is founded upon the promises of God and His word. Habitat is the tool for such hope.”
Faced with the fact that both of her boys will likely not reach full adult height, and that her younger son may eventually be wheelchair-bound, Lindsey was overwhelmed that her Habitat home was built wheelchair-accessible and to ADA standards.
“It’s amazing to me that the volunteers and staff are looking ahead to the future quality of life for my boys and helping me buy a home that is set up for their needs… They have taken on the burdens of my family to provide us not just a house, but a home.”
Lindsey and her sons moved into their Habitat home in the fall of 2015, and the boys immediately started school. Since then, Lindsey has given back to the neighborhood she calls home, serving on the board of directors of the homeowners association, sharing her story with numerous volunteer groups, and speaking as an advocate for affordable housing.
She talks about the importance of community: “I see community as cultivated friendships, compassion, reaching out to each other… The future of our community is up to each of us.”
Lindsey says that her Habitat journey was always about faith and hope in God, and she tries to inspire that in others. “Hebrews 11:1 says, ‘Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.’”
Thank you to the 2015 Building on Faith sponsors and partners:
- Believers Fellowship
- Browns Point United Methodist Church
- Foothills United Methodist Church
- Harbor Covenant Church
- Holy Disciples Parish
- Lake City Community Church
- Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church
- St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
- St. Charles Borromeo Parish
- St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
- Rainier View Christian Church
- Trinity Lutheran Church
To get involved in Building on Faith and/or Wall of Hope, please contact us.
Raising the 2015 Wall of Hope: