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  • Writer's pictureDaryl Hersom, Samaritan Inn Assistant Director

Building a Future

As a former builder, I can unequivocally say that new construction is by far superior to remodeling. It’s easy to make sure everything is plumb, square, and true. However, when trying to rehabilitate something that already exists, you have to take the time to check everything for integrity, durability, and trustworthiness. You must count the cost on every aspect of the job—removing anything that isn’t firm and solid to the foundation.

Here at the Samaritan Inn, it is much the same. Often, applicants just want a revamp of what they already have. Thinking that if they could just add something (whether it be time to save money, a skill to budget money, or the ability to increase their money), then they would be fine. Yet that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Scripture tells us that we must decrease that He may increase, and that’s what we do here at the Samaritan Inn. We start where all construction starts…. with demolition! We work with each client, as an individual, to tear down wrong understanding, uncover trauma (defects of character and faults in the soil), and finally lay down a firm foundation. All of this is done to build a new creation upon the Rock.

Obviously trust plays an important role between the builder and the client. Surrender does not come easy to those who have been let down, abandoned, and abused; but what appears impossible for man is possible with God. So, we rely on Jesus, the ultimate architect, to reveal the plans he has for their lives and to faithfully carry that out.

For more information on how you can help build the community, the family, or the individual contact

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