You raise me up, to more than I can be

Some of you may not be aware that Macomb Habitat is a Christian-based organization.
During the Christmas season we ask ourselves what does this really mean?

Sometimes music tells the story better than we can. The popular singer, Josh Groban, in
his song, You Raise Me Up, best illustrates the answer to this question.

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary
When troubles come and my heart burdened me
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence
Until you come and sit a while with me

First and foremost, it means that we believe in the principles of Christianity and show them
through our actions of providing community, homes and hope. Not only are we able to sit
with our friends, but we hold their hands until they no longer need our assistance.

We do not mandate that the people we serve believe in the same things. Infact, we
encourage men and women from all beliefs (or non-beliefs) to apply for our services. We
choose to demonstrate the values of compassion, empathy and service to all who grace our
doors. We raise them up to more than we can be.

Additionally, we honor other religions – always being respectful and curious. We welcome
applicants who do not speak English, have different skin colors, and whose experiences
may include trauma and journeys of hate.

The values of Christianity challenge us to be participants, – not onlookers. They nudge us
to reach out and lift-up the senior living on a fixed income; the single mother whose
situation might seem easy to judge; and the myriad of families whose culture may not be
familiar.

Together, with an active and dedicated Board of Directors, a committed staff, thousands of
volunteers and many loving donors – we help people get through the storms of their lives so
they can achieve the American Dream.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up, to more than I can be

This holiday season, this Christian-based non-profit, will continue to live our mission.

We hope you will join us regardless of your faith or differences. We proudly reach out to
you and yours and wrap our arms and hearts around you saying “Merry Christmas,
Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukah, Joyous Kwanza, and greetings of great joy!”

You are loved and appreciated.
Helen Hicks