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Why repair other's homes?

Storm DamageSimple: Some people can't repair their own home for a variety of reasons, often due to physical/age limitations. If we don't help, who will? Do you see people lined up to help?

We serve with tools because we approach life from this perspective: God loved us so much that He sent His one and only son to buy us out of confinement with the currency of blood, so He has our full attention. He offers the blood of His son as a payment for our rebellion against His authority when we put our full and complete trust in that amazing payment, by faith. Would you allow the murder of your son for the likes of me? Then He tells us to love Him first and foremost, but also love our neighbor as much as ourselves, sort of like Christ did for us on the cross.

That's why we fix homes. Not because we want God to like us, but because He likes us enough to make the ultimate sacrifice to redeem us from the curse of sin. So, having His promise of eternal life, from now on, we live to tell Him thanks. "When you have done it to the least of these, you have done it to Me." He says in Matthew 25.

Give me another handful of nails, would you?

Harvey

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What's In Your toolbelt?

I was on a project the other day and some of the guys had the nicest tools money could buy. Those of us who can afford the really good stuff can put it to good use once the basement is finished out. Thanks to all the amateurs learning how best to use good tools for great purposes - helping someone who really needs a hand. All it takes is time. Can you spare a little of that? How about taking your son with you to serve or a single mother's son that needs a tool guy to look up to?

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