Groundbreaking for an Apostles Build, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, is planned for 5:15 p.m. Thursday at 1921 S. Bell St.
Apostles Build brings together churches (ideally 12 for the 12 apostles) to build a house for a partner family. Churches provide funding, volunteers, and lots of prayer. Habitat selects the partner family, building lot, and provides construction oversight. An Apostles Build enables churches to become involved in the ministry of Habitat and impact their community in a new way.
Ten congregations have committed to this year’s Apostles Build project. Single mother Rachael Lisby has been selected as the partner family to purchase the home with a no-interest, 15-year mortgage for the cost of the construction. Organizers said Lisby is looking forward to moving from a cramped apartment into a home where her three children can grow and flourish.
Volunteers from Bible Baptist, Christ Lutheran, First Church of God, First Church of the Nazarene, First Congregational, Oakbrook Community, Macedonia Christian, Chapel Hill Christian, St. Joan of Arc, and St. Patrick congregations will be putting their faith into action by participating in the 2014 Apostles Build.
The initial framing day is scheduled for July 12.