Monday, December 14, 2009

Home Dedication

The rainy day didn't dampen spirits as the Luo/Lin family and other families received the keys to their new homes. Assistant Site Supervisor Maggie Schouten presented the family with the traditional hammer, symbolizing all the hard work that the family and volunteers put into building the home.

Pastor Dave Sauer of Prince of Peace (Fremont) presented the keys to the family.

Karen Mueller and Laurel King of Christ the King (Fremont) presented the family with a book of faith.

The board of the South Alameda County Chapter of Thrivent was on hand and gave the family a gift basket and a poem:
A sponge that the house may always be clean;
A loaf of bread that there may always be food upon the table;
Sugar that there may be sweetness abounding;
And salt that there may be some spice in living.

Thanks to all who braved the storms and helped make the day a big success, and thanks to all the volunteers who contributed time and money to help make the Luo/Lin family's dream a reality. A special shout-out to honorary Lutheran John Lee, who was the house leader for the Thrivent Builds house during this year's build-a-thon.

Inside one of the homes that was staged for the event.

You can see more pictures of the dedication here.

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