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Wednesday in Mobile, AL: Progress We Can See!

Today was an awesome day!

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The Alabama Crew Has Arrived!

We have finally arrived in sunny and warm Alabama.  The drive down was full of fun and snacks, gifted upon us by many lovely people including the Sisters of St. Francis and Quarry Ridge Community Church.

We were able to grow closer together already in the close quarters of the two vans. The entire team is looking forward to our excursion to New Orleans tomorrow before we begin working on the houses. The people in Alabama are very welcoming and it’s going to be a blast!

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Habitat 2015 Is Officially Underway!

Follow the latest news from the Habitat teams.

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St. Francis Inspires Students to Build in Alabama

Today we were asked to lead the devotion to start off the workday at our worksite. Naturally, we picked the story of St. Francis of Assisi and how he was called to rebuild God's Church. Each individual of our group read a different part of the story and we ended with a prayer.

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Timeout to check out cattle museum, baseball and BBQ

Our day off! Today we ventured into town and visited Old Town Alabama. There we learned a lot about Alabama's history and even met another couple from Defiance, OH!

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Painting and Tiling and Grouting, Oh My!

We've spent a total of four days together and two days on the worksite. Each day we've grown closer as team, almost like a family. Today, we finished painting the walls, grouting the kitchen floors, tiling the bathroom, and laid down laminate floors in the front room.

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Alabama Team Learns Building, Communication Skills

Today was our first day of working at the site for Habitat. We were privileged enough to meet the homeowner and work alongside her while building her house. She is a woman in her 60s who will be living alone and was very lively and grateful for the work that we do.

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Alabama Crew Checks In From the Road

After traveling 9 hours we landed at our destination for the evening: Columbia, TN. We will finish the drive to Prattville, AL on Sunday. The drive was beautiful and the weather is gorgeous. We had forgotten what grass looks like!

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