It Was Good To Be A Carpenter… If Only For A Day

The ladies of LIFT participated in Habitat for Humanity’s 2017 Women’s Build project. We hammered nails, installed windows, cut 2x4s, put up fascia and soffits. We worked hard!

But seeing the joy on the face of Carol Swisher, the new homeowner, was worth the effort. To think we were the hands and feet of Jesus that day, and we helped make Carol’s dream of owning a home become a reality. It was good to be a carpenter… if only for a day.

Enjoy some thoughts from some of the women who participated.

“I woke up Saturday with many excuses to get out of doing Habitat for Humanity. I was tired, overworked, stressed and just battled a headache at 4:00 am. I was not feeling it. God, however, had other plans for me and I have to say “Thank you Lord for nudging me to go!”

Helping in the process of building a house was awesome. Not only did I learn something new (what a 2×4 is, installation process of windows, and hitting the nail without missing), I also got to do something for someone else, Carol Swisher.

It was a great day to spend with our ladies and awesome to see the amazing affects of teamwork. Thank you Sharon for getting this together and I look forward to doing this again in the future.” ~ Stacey Schafer


“Saturday was an amazing day! I was excited but didn’t know what to expect when we got there. The best part was meeting the lady who would get to live there. To be able to not only help her but to work along side of her was wonderful. Thank you for making this one of our outreaches!” ~ Pastor Jenn


“What a blessing it was to be a blessing in this way. To work side by side with the woman receiving the house and never asking for her story was huge. Working along side my church family was the best ever. It was awesome to use “un-churchlike” skills for the glory of God. I pray that we have more opportunities like this.” ~ Lorrie Darce