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: Wednesday – Accomplishments and Relaxation

MADELYNN DUBOIS I have never been on a mission trip before. With this being my first, I was really worried about not knowing what to expect; I’m the type of person who needs to know what’s going to happen, how it’s going to happen, and when it’s going to happen. Through all this worry and … 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 2020: Friday – A Low Country Boil

TRAE GAUBATZ and ANDRE SANDERSON Trae What makes a complete meal? As we close down our final day in North Carolina I find myself reflecting on the week. I know I am incredibly blessed and today has proven this even further. I have now experienced a “low country boil”. This is simply a bunch of … Continued

Habitat 2020: Wednesday – Exploring the Area

ELYSE SCHROEDER and TIM SEYMOUR   Elyse Today has been a really great day! We had a full day off from the work site so that we could explore the area. It was nice to have a chance to sleep in. Around 11:15 this morning, we left to go to Grandfather Mountain in Linville, NC. … Continued

Habitat 2020: Tuesday – Hammering Away

RA’ZHANE NEWBERRY and EMILY CRAIN Ra’Zhane While deciding whether I should come on this year’s Habitat Trip, I selfishly only took into consideration the things I would be leaving behind and the friends I’d miss. But today, the third day of habitat, not only have I learned a lot but I have also made many … Continued

Habitat 2020: Monday – Down to Work

SHANNON WHITE and TIM BROUD     Shannon White Today was my third first day on a build site. The third time in a row I have chosen a construction site over a beach for spring break, and doing so with absolutely no shame. Every first day is the same for me- a wave of … Continued

Guatemala 2019 – Memories

The Team arrived back at Lourdes on Thursday evening with tired bodies, smiles and MANY stories to tell. A week ago we were anxious and wondering what the days would hold, now they’re memories – memories that change lives.  

Guatemala 2019 – Departure and Settling In

What were you up to on Thursday morning at 3 am? The Lourdes Guatemala Team was gathering to load up the shuttle and head to Detroit Metro Airport. The long-awaited trip to Valley of the Angels Children’s Home in Guatemala City was FINALLY here! Even the early hours didn’t dampen their spirits. The Team members … Continued