Building Abroad: The Power of Partial Solutions

Last night’s film showing of “Living On One Dollar” and the following panel discussion were focused on Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village Program and our tithe partner Habitat for Humanity Guatemala.

This event brought a great representation of Global Village participants who were excited to share their experiences as well as new volunteers who are gearing up to attend an upcoming trip!

Discussion panelists for the evening included recent Global Village trip leader Telford Burtts, Immanuel Presbyterian Church Pastor and recent trip member David Brown, and Program Officer at The Russell Family Foundation Fabiola Greenawalt.

Fabiola, who is originally from Guatemala, confirmed that the film really “showed the reality of what is happening over there” in regards to issues of major poverty.

Connecting his experiences with Global Village builds to a theme shown in the film, David said “the power of partial solutions” such as physically building a house for a family is an opportunity to feel engaged when faced with the overwhelming issues locally and abroad.

Reflecting on his positive experiences with Global Village builds, Telford discussed how on these trips he has “made long lasting friendships with his building team and also with the families and children in the community.”

It was a wonderful discussion thanks to our panelists and to all who attended and shared their experiences!
 Please contact Michaela at mtodd@tpc-habitat.org if you would like to be notified about our next film series event.
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