Pastor Emmanuel and his family had been living in a very bad situation. Their home, like many in the village of Mesaye, was not a healthy or secure place to live. When a North American team from Mission of Hope partnered with his church to build a home in Mesaye, he had the opportunity to receive this new home for his family, but he chose instead to give it to a woman in his village named Marie.
”I saw her house was very bad,” says Pastor Emmanuel. “When it rained, the rain would get in her home, and she would get sick. I knew she needed the house more than me.” After experiencing Pastor Emmanuel’s sacrificial love, Marie was open to hearing about Christ’s greater sacrifice and is now a Christ-follower and an active member of Pastor Emmanuel’s church.