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Pikes Peak Habitat Faith in Action Monthly e-News

For Churches

December 2023

Stories of Hope This Holiday Season

Earlier this year, Bill, a local Army veteran, received a new roof and gutters on his home. This project brought together community partners including Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, Owens Corning, Old World Roofing, and Westside Seamless LLC, who donated the parts and labor through Owens Corning’s Roof Deployment Project for veterans — a project that supports individuals who have served our country. 

Shortly after Bill moved into his current home, he discovered that among other issues, the roof had been leaking, causing mold issues and structural problems. Bill, who’d had a career pouring concrete, patched things up with duct tape and ingenuity as best he could, but he eventually realized he would need significant help to continue living in the home. Since Pikes Peak Habitat started to work on Bill's house in collaboration with these community partners, Bill now has a new roof and gutters on his home that will serve him for years to come.

Bill shared this experience has “reinforced my belief in a higher being and just knowing that no matter how much I feel alone, I’m not alone. And he won’t abandon me….[What has happened] is not humanly possible. There’s someone in charge, large and in charge! When he puts his hand on you, you know it. And I know it. Every day I know it now!”

Attend the 2023 Apostles Build Home Dedication

You, your family, and friends are invited to join Pikes Peak Habitat, local churches, and community partners for the 2023 Apostles home dedication.

Don't miss this special opportunity to join in prayer with Christians around the city, listen to the U.S. Air Force Academy Gospel Choir perform, and watch Mariela & Ricardo's family step into their home for the first time, marking a new chapter in their family's story.

We hope you will join us! Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Give the Gift of Homeownership This Christmas Season

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This December, please consider partnering with Pikes Peak Habitat by making a financial contribution that will help families in need of affordable housing locally, and around the world. Your financial donation will help our affiliate to continue to build strength, stability, and self-reliance this holiday season.

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Donate for Colorado Gives Day

Double Your Impact on Colorado Gives Day and Help Propel Pikes Peak Habitat's Mission Forward

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 5

This year we invite you to consider partnering with Pikes Peak Habitat for the biggest annual giving day in Colorado! Your tax-deductible gift will be DOUBLED up to $7,500 thanks to the generosity of our gift-matching partner, Bank of the San Juans! Your donation will help local families achieve stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.

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Vote for Your Favorite Gingerbread Home

Vote for a Gingerbread House and Help Build a Home for a Local Army Veteran Family

Date: Voting Runs Through Friday, Dec. 15

The annual Gingerbread Home Build event brings our El Paso County community together to decorate gingerbread homes in a friendly virtual competition to raise funds for our next Veterans Build future homeowners Damian and Trinady's family.

We have multiple builders competing this year including various church youth groups who attended our in-person Gingerbread Village Decorating Night, and competitors need your help to win. The three gingerbread homes that raise the most money for our 5th Veterans Build through their "votes" (donations) will win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes (bragging rights).

You can vote for a participant by making a donation to their team's fundraising page or by visiting the "Vote for Your Favorite Gingerbread Home" page and selecting which team you would like to support. Use the link to check out photos of the gingerbread houses created by our competing teams this year, and vote for your favorite. All donations directly support the construction of our next Veterans Build home for Damian and Trinady's family.

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Shop for Tools for Our Pikes Peak Habitat Team

Help Equip Our Staff with Necessary Tools to Serve More Families During 12 Days of Christmas

Date: Monday, Dec. 25, 2023 - Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024

The 12 days of Christmas marks the span between the birth of Jesus, and the coming of the Magi, the three wise men who gave Jesus gifts. Starting on Christmas Day and running through Epiphany, consider helping Pikes Peak Habitat purchase needed tools and supplies by donating to the 12 days of Christmas campaign. Perhaps your church might be interested in purchasing homeowner toolkits for each of our partner families, or walkie talkies for our ReStore staff so our team can continue to provide efficient service to customers.

Check out some of the items on our wish list. Your gift will help ensure that our staff is equipped to continue working towards a world where everyone, everywhere has a decent, affordable place to call home.

Ways to Put Faith into Action This December

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Check out our weekly Advent devotion!

Did you know that Habitat for Humanity International has published weekly devotions for the advent season to help us all prepare our hearts and minds as we approach Christmas? It is our prayer that these advent devotionals can help us all to reflect during this season of anticipation. Consider using these devotions individually, with your family, or with a small group from church.

Check out some of the items on our wish list. Your gift will help ensure that our staff is equipped to continue working towards a world where everyone, everywhere has a decent, affordable place to call home.

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Merry Christmas from Pikes Peak Habitat

As we head into this Christmas season, we encourage you to listen to this compilation of Christmas songs sung in a variety of languages to get into the Christmas spirit as you start to decorate, wrap presents or participate in other holiday activities.

On behalf of all of Pikes Peak Habitat's staff, we wish you and your family a very merry Christmas this year as we celebrate the birth of Christ.

For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over His kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this. - Isaiah 9:6-7