HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Bainbridge-Decatur County Habitat For Humanity president Bill Bowers, left, and Colquitt First Baptist Church youth pastor Al Murkerson, second from left, present a hammer and a Bible to Kierra Green on the porch of her family’s new Habitat For Humanity Home, at 601 Naomi St., as her family looks on Sunday afternoon. Family members from left to right are Kalayja Miller, Ty’esha Binyard and Tiwannah Jones.
Photo by: Joe Crine
 

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Home for the holidays

Published 2:41pm Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bainbridge-Decatur County Habitat For Humanity president Bill Bowers and Colquitt First Baptist Church youth pastor Al Murkerson presented Kierra Green and her family with a hammer and a Bible, during a Sunday house transfer ceremony.

In presenting the hammer, Bowers explained that Habitat For Humanity is a Christian organization dedicated to helping families secure decent affordable shelter.

“This is a hand up, not a hand out,” Bowers said, as he presented the hammer to Green on the porch of her new home at 601 Naomi St., in Bainbridge.

In simultaneously presenting the Bible, Murkerson quoted God’s word that “when you do something for His brethren you do it for Him.”

Following the presentation, Green, who was joined on the porch by her family, Kalayja Miller, Ty’esha Binyard and Tiwannah Jones, thanked Habitat for their love and concern for her and her family.

Bowers, who has been president of the local Habitat For Humanity chapter for five years, said about 20 affordable houses have been turned over to deserving families during that time.

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