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Lufkin congregation building home for family in need


Members of the First Baptist Church in Lufkin are spending their weekends, hammers and nails in hand, constructing a home for a family in need.

"This was an important mission for our church," said Mark Morris, Church Member.

The congregation is building a 940 square foot home for a family in the Rio Grande Valley.

The family of five is currently living in a travel trailer, making living conditions a challenge  for relatives with specific medical needs.

"The father, Mr. Torres is disabled he had polio as a youth has lost the use of his legs," said David Sander, church member.

Volunteer Mark Morris says he and a few others traveled to the Valley and helped another church build a home, now their entire congregation has the chance to give back.

Here, in the church's parking lot, they will construct the floor, sub-flooring and parts of the wall and finish the home during spring break.

"We've kind of designed it to its to be where its in modules and we'll be able to take those modules a part ship it down to the valley and put it back together," said Morris.

Volunteers hope their work will lay the foundation for a brighter future for a family in need.

"Well our mission as Christians is to serve and we feel like this is a good way to serve," said Sanders.

A church member has donated two ton trucks to transport the home, they will spend 10 days in the valley completing the project.

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