My epiphany was about 6 years ago. It was then I discovered that there was a greater meaning and purpose to my life. I began to comprehend that there was a God who loved me for my weaknesses and strengths and who forgave me just for believing and following Him. This moment was life changing.
It was then I began to question my career path and began to feel the need to work towards something more meaningful. I began to pray that God would place the right opportunity in front of me. While running my construction business I met someone who was encouraging me to consider working for a non-profit. Something I had never considered. As if God said here it is, I stumbled upon the Executive Director position at Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County. The position was in line with my construction and management history and was a wonderful mission that mirrored exactly what I believed God was calling me to do. I applied, asked for prayers and the rest is history.
Never in my life had I experienced such an incredible sense of excitement to finally be embarking on fulfilling my purpose and calling. To be involved in a mission that builds hope and unity through the construction of homes and community development was exactly what I was seeking. However, I wanted to begin this journey differently than I had any other. I wanted every part of this mission to be much more relational and caring towards everyone we dealt with and I wanted that same feeling to infect everyone around me and my staff. It was my way of sharing the love and grace that God had and continues to give to me.
Each person on our staff has a genuine concern for the other and will do all they can to support each other for the success of our mission. But it goes further than that. The entire staff now has a personal connection with families and the communities we serve as well as with the volunteers who serve with us. We get to know each other on a level that is much deeper than the business at hand and we share this vision with those that work and build with us. This is what I feel has driven our success over the past year.
A simple and humble start to a new beginning that is filled with the promise of God’s love. A mission whose core value is "to spread the love of Jesus Christ."