As humans, we have needs. Some of the fundamental needs are food, shelter, clothing, companionship and cultural and spiritual engagement. It has been proven that people whose needs are not met become marginalized, at risk of antagonist behaviours or not able to achieve their full potential. Thankfully, most people in Saskatchewan have their needs met. However, there are people in our communities whose needs are not met leaving them distressed or disconnected.
Habitat for Humanity has a vision of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.
The organization has established to fulfil their vision by mobilizing volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing, promoting home ownership.
In Yorkton, to date, Habitat for Humanity has completed four projects and is engaged in one more.
Every Habitat for Humanity build needs to be funded. The Government of Saskatchewan is a partner and does contribute $50,000 per home build in Saskatchewan. The remainder of the costs to build a Habitat Home must be funded by local donations and volunteer labour.
Currently, Saskatchewan’s first ever build of a Habitat Home by the faith community, is underway, and led by the Yorkton Ministerial Association. In order to fund the Habitat for Humanity Faith Build project, through to completion, finances must be raised.
One event The Yorkton Ministerial Association has planned to raise funds for the Yorkton Habitat for Humanity Faith Build is a musical drama, His Promise. This production will be performed by local Saskatchewan talent in March 2014.
The presentation features a ‘Family Group’ that provides central narration: a grandfather, grand-daughter, and grandson. The family is out for an evening walk in the country-side while the children’s mother is preparing to give birth to the newest member of their family. Their conversation turns to babies and the promise embodied in a new life, and in turn, to the story of the Greatest Baby Ever Born, our Lord and Saviour – the Lord Jesus Christ and his Promise of the Ages.
There will be 5 performances at the Anne Portnuff Theatre in Yorkton March 6-9, 2014. A Facebook group can be followed by searching ‘Yorkton Project 3:16’.
Tickets for the production His Promise are on sale now – in time to give for Christmas gifts. To purchase tickets for the performance in March 2014 and support Saskatchewan’s first ever Habitat for Humanity Faith Build, visit:
• The Golden Rule
• Sherring Optical
• LR Futures
Tickets costs for adults are $20.00 and students $10.00
Additionally, the production is seeking more singers and will call for auditions in the New Year.
For more information about the Faith Build contact Dennis at 306-621-5113. For more information about the His Promise production to support the Faith Build, contact Ingrid at 306-641-6388.