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2010 Spring Newsletter

Feeling Great In New Homes

Large rural families are living in buildings that would be condemned if a building inspector made a visit. This was Shirley Redekop’s urgent message to the MennoHomes’ annual meeting in November, 2007. Shirley, a Rural Outreach Worker, was well qualified to make such a strong statement. On her caseload are mainly large Low German families many living in sub-standard housing conditions.

Two years later a blonde seven-year-old responded to her Wellesley public school teacher’s question: “What do you like best about your new home?” Her immediate answer was: “I like that it is warm.”

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