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Project by Paul posted 11-19-2007 05:27 PM 1881 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, it’s not really “my” project. But it is what I worked on November 11-17, 2007 as a joint project between the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination and the Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity in Beaumont, TX. We (the national denomination) provided the $100,000 capital donation to Habitat for the materials and affiliate financing of the two houses with the partner families and the volunteers from all over the nation for the two week-two house “Blitz Build.” Both partner families were Hurricane Rita affected.

A great, relaxing and fulfilling week.

-- Paul, Texas

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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 11-19-2007 05:32 PM


-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#2 posted 11-19-2007 07:41 PM

Isn’t it great to be part of “his” projects.

Thanks for sharing. I took my family down to Katrina’s kitchen to work for a week this summer as our “vacation” and it was a blessing to part of the work.

-- Hope Never fails

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#3 posted 11-19-2007 11:16 PM

Its really a blessing for all of us that care, when someone takes the time to help others, help themselves. God bless you, and all who were involved. Thanks for posting.

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#4 posted 11-19-2007 11:54 PM

Nice work for a great cause. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 11-20-2007 05:21 AM

Great work, thanks for sharing.


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Mark A. DeCou

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#6 posted 11-20-2007 01:57 PM

this is a great project, thanks for sharing. If you haven’t done it, try blogging the experience, I’d like to see what you learned in the process. I went to Mexico City about 12 years ago to help build a church there. While tying rebar on the 2nd floor, we had an earthquake, my first to experience. I was left with the question, “why am I here working on this God?” All I heard later that day was, “do this at home.”

Short and to the point, but I got the message.


-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#7 posted 11-21-2007 01:00 AM

Great Job. Congratulations for your dedication.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 11-21-2007 01:12 AM

Very nice, you must feel real proud of yourself, after that experience of helping others.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 11-21-2007 09:59 PM

a wonderful “community” project.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 11-22-2007 06:35 PM

Web Page

Habitat for Humanity International

-- Paul, Texas

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#11 posted 11-08-2008 06:55 PM

Thats a nice house, It was done with a good cause in mind.

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