In 2018, Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church has been working alongside local Christian churches, Muslim Mosques, and Jewish Synagogues to build a home for the Tarmo family with Habitat for Humanity. The communities of faith represented at our February 1 kick-off event: Kol Ami Synagogue, Islamic Association of Flower Mound, Baha'i Faith Lewisville, Flower Mound UMC, Trietsch Memorial UMC, First Presbyterian of Flower Mound, Creekwood Disciples of Christ.
The build is complete and the blessing of the Tarmo's new home will be August 9 at 6pm at 717 Cook Street, Denton
Thank you to all the volunteers from all the faith communities who made this build possible. The Tarmo family is excited to move into their new home.
Habitat Interfaith Build Project Timeline
- Blessing House - Visit the “Blessing House” in the Connection Center March 10-25. See a video interview with Mary Wilson – a lady that was homeless for over a decade. Write on the walls of the house – what blessings do you and your family receive because you have a house.
- Ground Breaking – March 20, 2018 at 10 am, at 717 Cook Street, Denton, TX 76205
- Sitework – March 2018
- Home Construction – April – July 2018
- Bless the Tarmo's New Home - August 9, 6pm
The Tarmo Family
The Tarmos are a family of 7, 4 boys and one young lady. Their names are Benedict, and Mary, Joseph (18) Gregory (18) Graceana (16), Gilbert (10) and Geoffrey (5). The older boys come and help their father Benedict work on our Pilot Point home build for their Sweat Equity, and Mary is at Ruth’s Room as often as she can be. They have already completed over 200 of their Sweat Equity hours and are eager to start on theirs.
Benedict was a General Practitioner in Tanzania, and wants to become licensed here. His son Joseph also has dreams to become a doctor to help others. You will fall a little more in love with them each day you spend with them, and they are a joy to work with and an honor to serve.