Ministry Ideas: The Blitz Build

Story about a program headed by my congregation that ran in the local paper and in the Christian Chronicle.

Notice especially the picture of the kid with last name “Guin” — that’s my youngest.

[M]ore than 100 volunteers plan to build and furnish the house in five days in a project they called Blitz Build 2011. The recipient of the house, a 67-year-old wheelchair-bound widow living in a rundown house in Tuscaloosa’s West End, is expected to move into her new home on Northport’s Seventh Street on Saturday.

For the past several years, members of the University Church of Christ and its University Christian Ministry have helped the woman, who preferred not to be identified by name, by working on her west Tuscaloosa home, said volunteer-architect Turnley Smith.

Profile photo of Jay Guin

About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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2 Responses to Ministry Ideas: The Blitz Build

  1. Laymond says:

    I'll bet old Phil is holding that cold drink for the guy doing the work, right. 🙂

  2. Lilly says:

    I know this lady and she is not a widow. Her mother left this house as a family home to she and her siblings. Her husband lives in Shreveport, LA..he is not dead. I am happy for her that she has a place to live. However, I don't think people should lie to get help because if her mom hadn't left her the home, her kids would allow her to be homeless. They don't look out for her. The house was in good shape after her mom past, they are the ones that allowed it to run down. Her daughter plans to move in with her because she won't have any bills to pay and I don't think that is fair for a grown woman that is an attorney to move in with her mom to avoid paying bills. I found this out through sources that the daughter of the 67 year old woman will move in with her. Her daughter is an attorney. She had kids that could have put her in a better home, but they refuse to help, now they want to be with her for shelter to avoid paying rent and utilities. Sad, she deserve the house, but they don't.

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