NBC, USA, Inc. Dedicates Habitat House in St. Louis
By Denise Mayhan, TOPIC Program Manager | July 3, 2012
Habitat House Dedication - St. Louis, Missouri - June 22, 2012
Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. Psalm 127:1
On June 22, 2012 during the 107th Congress of Christian Education Annual Session, the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. dedicated a new three bedroom home built in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity. The home was presented to the Ndagijimana family. This family was selected by Habitat in a competitive application process. Present at the dedication were Dr. Julius R. Scruggs, President; Dr. George W. Waddles, Sr., Congress President; Dr. Sammie Jones, Chairman 2012 Local Entertainment Committee and 2nd Vice President Congress; Dr. Ronald L. Bobo, Habitat for Humanity Committee Chairman for the Local Entertainment Committee; Ms. Kimberly McKinney, CEO Habitat for Humanity; Alderman Tom Villa, 11th Ward St. Louis; and a host of St. Louis and Habitat for Humanity officials, Laymen, Home Mission Board members, Congress leaders and Laypersons.
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We're not done yet!
At the time of the dedication, the house was 80% completed. We need your help to donate the additional funds needed to complete the home for the Ndagijimana family. To make your tax deductible contribution, visit the Local Entertainment Committee website and click "Donate" under the Habitat House banner.Back
Letter from the Ndagijimana Family
I just wanted to take time to say and let you know that your volunteer efforts are greatly appreciated. You have taken time from your own schedule to participate in volunteering and building our house. While we have greatly benefitted from your service, please understand that God himself sees and rewards those who diligently work for him. Our hearts are overjoyed and full of thanks first of all to the LORD our Savior and secondly to you for being so special for us.
I want to encourage you and remind you that in reality it is God that you are working for, and all glory and honor should go to him. Galatians 6:9-10 says, "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers."
Matthew 10:42 says: "And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of the little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose the rewards."
Proverbs 19:17 says "He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD and he will reward him for what he has done."
Ecclesiastes 11:1 says, "Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again."
In your lives of services, can have a tremendous impact on the wondering world around you but remember that in Matthew 5:16 says: "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven."
We wish our grateful God will reward you generously with the material and the spiritual gifts. We pray that God always keep you under the protection and care. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you continued success in all your personal and business endeavors. Our appreciation for your generosity and support, your assistance meant so much to us and even more. Once again thank you for your kindness. May you and your families be blessed.
Benigne Bella Ndagijimana
GOD BLESS YOU ALL