Friday, August 8, 2008

Boy Builds House

I have always been astounded by men who are able to build their own house. The amount of different construction competencies required to complete such a task is mind boggling to say the least. It is purely amazing that a man can accomplish such a feat, but a for a boy, such a task would be simply impossible… right?

Here is a story of a young man who started building his own house at the age of 13. That idea alone makes for an amazing story, but the article tells more about the boys motivation for building the house:

"David made it clear that his mission was to build the home. This would mean that when God sent him the woman of his dreams, David would be ready to take action, to provide for her and to have a family. The decision to build a home meant tough choices. And David acknowledged that he was making a conscious choice to forgo teenage years of a dating culture, team sports, and entertainment, in exchange for making sacrifices for a woman and a future that would be years away."

A refreshing story in a culture where many teens are more devoted to staring at screens than taking on a challenge of this magnitude. The Harris brothers would be proud.

1 comment:

John and Pam said...

Wow, that is amazing!