2012 04 06 Tommy on visiting the Choctaw homes

Today, the team visited the houses that they were working on last year...
Tommy's reflection on the visit

"How many houses are you going to build?"

That's the question I'm usually asked when people find out that I'm going to Mississippi to work with Habitat For Humanity. I tell them that you don't finish any houses in one or two weeks, but you just do tasks that need to be done in the overall process of building a house.

Sometimes it's framing, sometimes it's painting or siding or roofing. Today, after our work day we went to see the two houses that we worked on last year. They are both finished and waiting to soon be occupied by their prospective owners. I have to admit to a small amount of pride at seeing them and seeing how great they looked. It certainly is rewarding to see a finished product that you had a hand in building but the most rewarding part of coming down here is the fellowship and camaraderie that is had with each and every team I've been with and the local people we've worked with and met and shared meals with.

It's such a joy to see a brother or sister rejoice at the accomplishment of a tough task, but it's an even greater blessing to hear their testimonies about God's goodness and faithfulness.




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