Habitat 2022: Wrapping Up Our 25th Build

We made it home safely! News of a snowstorm meant that we wrapped up this project a few hours earlier than originally expected. It’s hard to believe – so many months in the planning stages and then the days went by so quickly. The week brought new building skills, new team skills, a new awareness … Continued

Habitat 2022: Thursday – Winding Down

ELSIE NOYES Today was full of soffit, paint, and vinyl. We started the day off at the dormitory at the Habitat for Humanity shop. We finished putting up the soffit and cleaning the floors. While there, we also got to put our handprints on the wall with paint, and had a nail hammering contest! After … Continued

Habitat 2022: Tuesday – God Moments

JAMIE KLEINFELTER Just in these last two days being in Marion County, South Carolina, I have already learned a lot of lessons that I will take with me the rest of my life. Having the opportunity to meet and work alongside Theresa (who the house is going to) has made this experience ten times better … Continued

Habitat 2022: Monday – Tired but Grateful

ERIN SASALA What a day it has been! Connor and I arrived to our destination at a quarter after 5 am. I was able to sleep in a little, which was such a blessing! The sun was out, the birds were singing, there was a floral aroma in the air, and the weather was gorgeous! … Continued

Habitat 2020: Thursday – Southern Hospitality

DANIEL HOLLIKER and JENN SOUTHERTON   Daniel Today was our third day at the worksite for Habitat for Humanity, and although it was quite a bit of work, it was a good experience. It has been great each day working with all the volunteers, both those from Lourdes and the local area. The group that … Continued

Guatemala 2018: Looking Back on the Week

– by Laureen Knueven Here we are, the end of the week. As I sit here typing this blog in the Salon at the Valley my heart melts thinking about leaving these children, this experience and this time away from my normal routine. So much is going on in my mind right now and it … Continued

Habitat 2018 – Day 6 – Finishing Touches

Today’s blog writers: Shannon White, Asia Moore, Ashley Erd Shannon: I woke up late this morning. This week has been far from easy for me. I walked over to the lunch house to see what my assignment would be for the day. The past few days have been difficult on the work site because I’ve … Continued

Habitat 2017: Thursday – Open My Eyes!

March 9, 2017 Halee Roberts Our day began by meeting with Mrs. Lynn who has been the epitome of southern hospitality. She has treated us like her own children and made the entire week so enjoyable. Once we arrived at her warehouse to meet her, we spent the day power washing two houses. This is … Continued

Habitat 2017: Wednesday – Accomplishment

  March 8, 2017  Monaye Jackson For me, Wednesday was the best day of the week during Habitat so far. It was also the most productive. The team traveled to Sue’s and Mr. Sherman’s houses, and we accomplished a lot of different tasks involving yard work and power washing.  However, throughout the week, I believe … Continued

Habitat 2017: Wednesday – God’s Hands and Feet

  March 8, 2017 Anna Swartz We are going to Lucedale guys! Laurie put in our group message in October. I was so excited to know where we were going. However, I was more excited to be able to represent Lourdes University on this trip.  On this trip I have been blessed with being able … Continued