The Four Candles of Advent: Advent 2021

Joanne Kelly is a Guidance Counsellor at Old Bawn Community School, Dublin. Joanne has travelled on student teams from Old Bawn in support of the Romania partnership as well as being part of a team of individuals from across Ireland who travelled to build in Zambia. ...

Hope for a Better Future: Advent 2021

Roberto Patrascoiu is National Director of Habitat for Humanity Romania. For more than 20 years, support from Habitat Ireland has been changing lives for the most vulnerable in Romania. Read Roberto’s Advent reflection below: For I know the plans I have for...

Finding Light in the Darkness: Advent 2021

Lydia Monds is the Education Advisor to the Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal, the Church’s World Aid and Development Programme. In the past she has built Habitat for Humanity homes alongside families and volunteers in Honduras and Ghana. Read her Advent...

An Expectation of Hope and a Future: Advent 2021

Robert Sanders is the manager of general ledger accounting in the comptroller’s office of Habitat for Humanity International. He is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Read his Advent reflection below: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts...

The Reality of Expectations: Advent 2021

Jack Bridges is the director of SHOP (Self-Help Homeowner Opportunity Programme) funds at Habitat for Humanity International. He is based at Habitat International HQ in Atlanta, Georgia. Read his Advent reflection below: Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and...

A Weary World Rejoices: Advent 2021

Anna is a long time supporter and volunteer with Habitat; having volunteered locally on local programmes and representing Habitat at faith events; Anna has travelled in support of the Hungary and India partnerships and for a number of years has led teams to Malawi...

Be Prepared: Advent 2021

David has been an active supporter of Habitat’s mission for many years; fundraising, volunteering and speaking out as a member of the ‘Voices for Habitat’ team which represents Habitat at local events. David has led Scouts teams to support projects in Malawi,...

Lending a Helping Hand: Advent 2021

Hannah has been a Youth Build Team leader to Romania; and travelled as a team member as part of the Gilnahirk/St. Colmcille’s joint church team to India and Cambodia. She also supports by regularly representing Habitat at local events sharing about Habitat’s mission...

Trust the Process: Advent 2021

Marcus Reed is the director of information and technology services for Enterprise Entity Management at Habitat for Humanity International. He is based at Habitat International Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Read his Advent reflection below:  I am counting on the...

The Community of Christmas: Advent 2021

Matt Robinson is the Volunteer Coordinator based in ReStore Ballymena a role which will deepen the impact for local people who need support to learn new skills, through accredited training and pathways to employment as well as providing broader support for all...