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Habitat To Dedicate Houses Built With “Manpower”

Habitat To Dedicate Houses Built With “Manpower”
Two Single Moms to Become Homeowners

Roswell, Ga., Oct. 9, 2003 - In a packed Georgia Dome this summer, the men attending the Potter’s House ManPower conference heard this challenge: Back up your faith with some sweat. On two Habitat for Humanity build sites in Roswell, many men—and women—have done just that. As a result, two single mothers—along with their six children—are about to realize a life-long dream: homeownership.

“These two homes were built out of a desire to practically demonstrate the love of Christ,” said Potter’s House of Dallas founder and senior pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes. “Our partnership with Habitat makes so much sense because it is built on our shared faith.”

The new Habitat homeowners have received more than they ever could have imagined. “I came into this process thinking it would be all about my home,” said new homeowner Raynell Evans. “But Habitat has given me more than a home; it has given me what I know will be lifelong friends.”

New neighbor and fellow Habitat homeowner-to-be Wendy Smith agrees. “I’ve always known God loved me,” said Smith. “But when you see complete strangers willing to give up a Saturday to help build your home, it’s like God reaching out through someone else’s hands. It’s amazing.”

Who:

• New Habitat homeowner Raynell Evans

• New Habitat homeowner Wendy Smith

• Representatives from The Potter’s House of Dallas

• Habitat for Humanity, North Fulton County Executive Director Randy Redner

• Pastor Strickland, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

What: Dedication of two Habitat for Humanity homes sponsored by

The Potter’s House of Dallas International, Inc.

When: Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003 10:00 A.M.

Where: 55 & 65 Lake Drive, Roswell, Ga. (adjoining properties)

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