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The initial idea behind Habitat for Humanity goes back to 1942; but it was in 1968 that they began building homes for the poor. Since then, they’ve built over 800,000 homes worldwide. Their inspiration for building low-cost housing reflects the teaching of Jesus. His heart went out for those in need. One example of this is Mark Chapter 10. Jesus is making his final journey to Jerusalem where He knows He will die by crucifixion for all humanity. He knows this, yet he takes time to help a poor blind beggar. Bartimaeus heard that Jesus was nearby, so he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’” “Be quiet!” many of the people yelled at him. But he only shouted louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” When Jesus heard him, he stopped and said, ‘Tell him to come here.” So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up,” they said. ‘Come on, He’s calling you!” Bartimaeus threw aside his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus. “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. “Rabbi, the blind man said, “I want to see!” Jesus said to him, ‘Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly he could see and followed Jesus down the road. Helping the hurting both physically and spiritually was Jesus’ passion. As followers of Jesus, we can do no less.

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  • Darrell Murphy says:

    Can you please help build a house for me and my family. I don’t have no money I have 5 kids and 1on the way we live in a mobile home that is falling apart completely I have fixed things the best I can but there is so many holes in the floors and walls I can’t even keep it warm it is 12:04 am Jan 9 2015 it is 18 degree’s and I’m laying in the bed with 3 of my kids age’s 3 2 and 5 months trying to keep them worm me and my spouse and it is so cold my water has been frozen up for 2 days and I know when it thaws I will have a lot of busted pipes and I can’t afford to fix them please help if you are a real group that helps people build homes please help us I pray to god in heaven you help us my address is 522 sierra drive Somerset KY 42501 phone number is 606-492-4529

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