Outside my working hours, however, I serve as the board president for Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County. In this role, I have a different perspective but there are more similarities than you might think. I am still responsible for increasing ROI, but with Habitat ROI is really measured by the number of families we can serve.
As a board, we must be good stewards of the resources that we have been blessed with and we make every effort to do that every day.
Last Sunday, I was blessed with an opportunity. As a member of Northview Church, I was the recipient of $10 as part of a special event during that service in which $83,000 was passed out with the following charge: "We want you to be good stewards of that money, pray about what God wants you to do with it and then do it," said Pastor Poe.
Please take a moment and read or view the story here:
This was obviously a great blessing to all of us. $10 might not seem like much to one person, but that's not really the point.
What if we could turn that $10 into $100? And what if we could then turn that $100 into $1,000? And then what if we could turn that $1,000 into $10,000? What could GOD do with it then?
At Habitat, we could then help a struggling family in Hamilton County get on their feet and into a home. And that is exactly what I plan to do. I pledge my $10 to grow into as much as possible to help the Nunn family in Hamilton County.
Here is some background information on the Nunn family:
When you meet Danita and her daughter, Makayla for the first time, it takes a moment to pick out mother from daughter; not only do they look alike, but Makayla is poised and confident beyond her 13 years. Members of Eastern Star Church, Danita praises God for blessing her and her daughter with the opportunity to become a 2014 Partner Family. “Habitat is a great opportunity for those of us straddling the financial fence,” Danita says with a warm smile. Amen to that.
Danita and Makayla have lived in subsidized housing ever since moving to Hamilton County seven years ago. As a single mom who works full-time and studies respiratory care part-time, she simply couldn’t get ahead to even be considered as a candidate for a traditional mortgage. With Habitat though, Danita can afford to make zero-interest mortgage payments over the next 20 years, allowing her to pursue her dream of homeownership and stability for Makayla.
But Danita knows it’s not an easy path. She is required to complete 300 hours of “sweat equity,” volunteer hours which include homeowner education classes, serving the community, and helping build her own and others’ homes. Makayla, who is learning to play viola and cheers for the Fishers Junior High Chargers, summed it up best: “Habitat for Humanity isn’t a giveaway. It is something you earn by working hard.” We couldn’t agree more.
I will take the first step and turn $10 into $100 by personally donating $100 to Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County. Our Board Vice President, Chris Moore (who also happens to attend Northview Church) will follow by personally donating another $100. We ask you to join us and help turn our $100 into $1,000 by making a donation of your own. Then, I ask everyone who donated to then share this post with your network and help turn that $1,000 into $10,000.
At the end of this week, we are all asked to bring our envelopes back to church and report on what we did with it. I plan to proudly report that GOD grew it as much as possible to help a needy family in our community.
So, here's how you can help:
The build project for the Nunn family starts the first week in March and we need your help to make it happen.
Now let's see what we can do together!
- Derek Jones