Vietnam Big Build: A Reflection
The Fort Collins team was one of many that came from around the world to volunteer.
A local team from First United Methodist Church was one of 21 teams from around the world building 21 homes for families in Vietnam earlier this month for Habitat’s annual Big Build. Our team’s homebuyer worked tirelessly with us and, because of the heat and humidity, we saw firsthand the meaning of “sweat” in sweat equity (homebuyers’ responsibility to help build their own homes)!
Our team enjoyed strong coffee, Bun Cha (a popular Vietnamese food), and evening entertainment and outings with all of the 240 volunteers and 50 Habitat Vietnam staff who were part of the Big Build. The week’s finale left us with gratitude that Tuan (and his wife and son) and the other 20 families now have homes, empowerment
We also enjoyed introducing our own Jimmy Carter look-alike (Jim Collinson) to Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International.