40 Days of Building on Faith: Lessons in Faith, Hope and Love

By Laura Ferent Whenever I have an opportunity to be around Habitat for Humanity families, I am reminded of three things that are the foundation on which our lives are built: faith, hope and love. In my recent visit to Ethiopia, I had the privilege of visiting an incredible project aimed at integrating leprosy-affected people and their families into communities. …

40 Days of Building on Faith: Believe in the Light

By Dianne Hall “‘Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going. While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.’” — John 12:35-36, NRSV One of the great benefits I have enjoyed …

40 Days of Building on Faith: Let Your Light Shine

By Greg Dils She sat alone in the hotel lounge, where our Global Village team had just arrived after a week of helping build a Habitat for Humanity home in Costa Rica. As we stumbled through some very poor attempts to place our orders in Spanish, she noticed our trouble and helped translate for us. We soon invited her to …

40 Days of Building on Faith: You are Equipped to Serve and Bring Hope

By Rhea Triche On days when problems become overwhelming, have you ever lain in bed or looked in the mirror and thought about or even asked yourself, “Why am I here? What is my purpose? Why did God create me?  Does my life even matter?” The prophet Jeremiah understood such moments of despair and offers some powerful words about hope. …

Eleven GH Cast Members Set to Attend Habitat LA’s 6th Annual General Hospital Fan Build

Eleven General Hospital cast members are now confirmed to attend Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ 6th Annual General Hospital Fan Build day. The annual build day is set to take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015. General Hospital actors Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri) and Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri) will host the event and build alongside many of their …

40 Days of Building on Faith: Faith Builds Hope

By Doug Murrell Shortly after arriving at Habitat for Humanity, I made my first visit to the Republic of Haiti. Even years after the devastating earthquake that rocked this mountainous island, the remnants of destruction are still overwhelming. I fully expected to find communities depressed and in despair. Instead, I was  struck by what I saw in the eyes of …

40 Days of Building on Faith: Faith in Action

By Anna Matevosyan Today we look at another example of faith as the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). This meditation from Armenia reminds us that God’s mighty power is at work — over time, and even when we are unaware. Every believer’s faith includes a narrative, with some stories more dramatic than …

40 Days of Building on Faith: Hope When You cannot See

By Lisa Nickerson When I consider the concept of hope, I think of the well-known verse from Hebrews 11:1, NKJV: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things  not seen.” Romans 8:24 expands on this thought, adding that hope, in itself, is not necessary if we already know or have seen the outcome. In Romans …

40 Days of Building on Faith: A Time of Preparation

By Scot Sellers The Lenten season is a time of preparation. It is a time for us to prepare ourselves to  better understand and appreciate the great gift our Lord gave to each of us: His willingness to give His life up so that we could know Him and be with Him for eternity. Philippians 2:4-7 reminds us that Jesus …