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August 25, 2005

September 18, 2005 is Habitat for Humanity's International Day of Prayer and Action, a time when the entire Habitat for Humanity community is urged to come together in prayer for those in need of shelter.

Were you wondering when to feature the National Youth Project Mission Possible: Building Hope? Why not choose to centre it within the week that Habitat calls BUILDING ON FAITH WEEK? Shape your worship service around God's call to serve one another. Highlight our ELCIC vision of "In Mission for Others".

There is lots of background information on the Internet. Start at www.habitat.org Work your way down the left side of that page and you'll also find a great bulletin insert to download at www.habitat.org/cr/pdf/2005litany.pdf

The Habitat Canada site has similar information at
http://habitat.ca/engageyourchurchp53.php. You can also order bulletin covers from that office by contacting George Dunseith, Phone:1.800.667.5137, Fax: 519.885.5225 or gdunseith@habitat.ca There is a cost of $7.50 for 100. You can see a photo of that resource and others at http://youth.elcic.ca/International/international.php

And while you are at the ELCIC NYP site, why not browse some of the catagories? You will find Bible studies, discussion starters, children's resources, homeowner stories and more… Order some brochures and donation envelopes to share with your congregation that week. Email bfast@elcic.ca or call Barb at 1.888.786.6707 ext 153 or 204.984.9153.

Ready to practice more than prayer and financial stewardship? Call your nearest Habitat affiliate and invite a speaker or ask how you can get involved in their construction? Find your neighbouring affiliate at http://habitat.ca/localaffiliatesandcampuschaptersc8.php

If you are really quick, you can call your Synod rep and ask to borrow the video "Building Hope Lives and Dreams", the story of Habitat’s world-wide ministry, or one of two books written by Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat for Humanity. Theology of the Hammer reveals the biblical principles that guide Humanity International…we must put faith and love into action to eliminate poverty housing worldwide. A Simple Decent Place to Live is the amazing history of Habitat for Humanity International from its humble beginnings in 1976 to its worldwide presence today.



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