I spent part of Saturday at the work site for the home Good Shepherd is building with Habitat For Humanity.
About 25 people from the church, as well as some new friends from Selwyn Presbyterian Church, braved uncomfortable weather and uncertain gasoline supplies to help frame the house.
Here's what some of us looked like:
As usual, it was the caliber of people who showed up that made the biggest impact on me. Several had only been to Good Shepherd twice -- yet heard the call to be heroes. A couple of others are facing job loss or business failure -- and yet gave up a Saturday to be part of something larger than themselves. Still others carried the weight of the team with their skills and their attitudes.
It's good to be around people who recognize that they really are meant for something extraordinary.