Church sponsors Haiti home
By Amber Miller
The Fuller Center for Housing is asking every church across the United States to sponsor at least one $3,000, earthquake, fire, and hurricane resistant Haiti home.
First Baptist church in Shreveport has already made a commitment to the organization.
"We want to be the hands and feet for Jesus Christ and be there to help, to help rebuild, to get their lives back together," said Ronney Joe Webb, First Baptist Church Shreveport.
The church is already equipped for the job. It has helped build 40 Fuller Center homes in Shreveport’s Allendale neighborhood. It has also helped construct numerous churches in Guatemala.
"We have excellent volunteers, said Webb. "I know would be ion board to go and they can build a house from foundation to finish."
First Baptist will join other churches across the country.
"The Fuller Center has the advantage of pulling volunteers from all over the country and parts of the world," said Peter Moncrief, Fuller Center for Housing.
"Most of us have been blessed and are very fortunate and we’re extending that to other people, not only in Shreveport but around the world," said Moncrief.
Teams are expected in Haiti as early as March. First Baptist has plans to send a group.
If you would like to volunteer, donate, or simply receive more information visit www.fullercenter.org/haiti.
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