GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — For the last year, Habitat for Missions has worked together with a Scott County church to flip a historic home.
Over the last year, this house that sits on north Broadway Street in Georgetown has been transformed. Those volunteers are a part of FOCUS Wesleyan Church, working with Habitat for Missions. Habitat for Missions buys a distressed house, materials, and the products needed for the renovation, and a church provides the volunteers.
"The back wall was compromised from an earthquake we had years ago, so the back wall had to be completely torn down. We took 16,000 bricks, cleaned them, and rebuilt a back wall that was structurally sound, by a structural engineer," Linda Griffith, Missions Coordinator at FOCUS Wesleyan Church.
Now that the house is finished, it's for sale, and the profits will help the missionaries build a vocational school in Uganda, Africa. "In villages, specifically as they're raising up young people, even at times orphans, being able to teach them a trade. So plumbing, electrical, things to that end, that can be very helpful in Uganda," Aton Fole, Lead Pastor at FOCUS Wesleyan Church, said.
The Scott County Church says they've been doing missionary work in Uganda for 25 years, and this is just another way to help the people who live there. "That's our goal. That they will be able to provide them with a future. That they can get a trade, then they can work, then they will be able to provide for their families," Griffith said.