Each year, Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity partners with countless volunteers, donors, and supporters to make the dream of homeownership come true for our partner families. In 2011, our organization partnered with the Bichler family and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans to complete the Thrivent Builds Home in Fargo.
Jennelle contributed more than 250 hours of “sweat equity” on the construction of her future house and the future homes of other Habitat Partner Families and by presenting her story to the community. Jennelle and her three children moved into to their new home in early December and the family was able to celebrate their first Holiday season in their new home.
Below is a note from Jennelle expressing her thankfulness for Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity and all of those dedicated volunteers and donors who made her home a reality. We hope you enjoy reading this note as much as we do!
Many in today’s world go about life living the dreams they have and never stop to smell the roses. Many of us don’t stop to lend a helping hand to the hungry, homeless, parentless, or even sightless. So many of us are afraid that more will be required of us or think we don’t have what they need. However, through this past year I have been blessed with many opportunities to meet and get to know people, organizations, and churches that have taken the extra mile to help those around them without thinking twice about whether or not they could.
My family can’t find the right words to even express our thanks and gratitude. There are not words to make each person truly understand how each hand that has touched our home in one way or another means more to us then ‘Thank you’ can ever cover. You’ve given us not just a chance to own a home, but hope and love. The hands that have worked with my family through this year are now a part of our family forever. They have shown and taught each one of us something about how much one person can truly do with the right heart and mind.
I could say ‘thanks and we are truly grateful,’ but honestly these words can never truly express how my family feels. So I must just add that I pray that Christ blesses each person, family, organization, and church that has helped in the process of making a home for my family. That the love and kindness that has been extended to my family, will be extended and multiplied for each one of you. May all the blessings be given to you all, for your work has given us the precious gift of a home.
In Christ name and with Love,
Jennelle, Jabaz, Damarha, and Chaz