Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Extreme Home Makeover | Horizons style

The Horizons community was out in full force this past weekend remaking the home of our very own Candie, who has had a pretty rough year.

The project started when a group nominated Candie for a Union Bank Magic Moments award to get new windows for her home. Candie won the award but then the group decided they would do a few more fix it projects around the house while the windows were being installed. One thing led to another and pretty soon a weekend was planned for tons of people to take over Candie's house to fix, improve and beautify the place for Candie and her three kids. They even decorated for Christmas -- tree, lights, everything!

The work began Friday morning and on Sunday at 3 p.m., Lincoln Fire Department's Engine 8 was blocking her house from view. Candie was brought home blindfolded and didn't know that more than 100 people from Horizons and her neighborhood, along with friends and family were waiting there to welcome her home. Giving Candie back her newly remade home was a great thing to see and there was lots of cheering and tears. So many people worked so hard and slept very little that weekend. Candie was a kick to watch and for once she was speechless!

We're slowly getting a photo gallery set up on the Horizons Web site with before, during and after pictures. If you have pictures we can include, email them to lmf@neb.rr.com. Check the Outreach section often. Also, the Magic Moments segment is being filmed today and is scheduled to air on channel 8 tonight at 6 and 10 p.m.

Go Horizons. Go God!



At Thursday, December 21, 2006 2:46:00 PM, Anonymous Janis Landon said...

Until Sunday morning I was not aware of the surprise that was in store for Candie. Upon hearing what so many church family members had done, I was once again so proud to call Horizons my church home. I was only sorry that I hadn't known about it because I would have loved to help with this project! This is such a mighty congregation and everyone involved in this project should feel a great sense of pride in knowing that they are doing good things in Jesus' name.


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