The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) recently held its annual Christmas party, where they made this time of year shine a little brighter for one local family. GCFA staff “adopted” this local family and made sure there will be plenty of presents under the tree this year.
“Originally, we were working with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville (HFHGN) in conjunction with other local Methodists to help build a home for a local family,” said Jodi Chadwell, Chief Relationship Officer for GCFA. “Unfortunately, the build couldn’t proceed before the year’s end due to supply chain issues, so we reached out to the family to see how we could help them celebrate Christmas.”
“Habitat is able to build homes for our future homeowners because of partnerships with groups like GCFA,” said Kevin Roberts, Director of Faith Relations for HFHGN. “One of the most important building materials used to construct a Habitat home is love, and when that love extends beyond the build site, like it has here, the blessing of that partnership is doubled.”
With their own personal funds, GCFA staff members purchased the entire wish list for the Middle Tennessee family, including a much-needed heater and every item on the three children’s wish lists. GCFA’s staff also contributed $400 in gift cards for groceries and other needed items.
“I want to thank all of our staff for giving so generously. Spreading the love of Christ is what Christmas is all about, and taking care of our neighbors is one of the best ways we can do that,” GCFA General Secretary Moses Kumar said.