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TELL CITY - Christians have long admired the faith of Jesus' first followers, known as his apostles. Some 2,000 years later, a Perry County family is looking forward to moving into a home carrying the "Apostles" name being built for them by Habitat for Humanity of Perry County.
Ground was broken for the home in the 1000 block of 11th Street June 1. Known as an Apostles Built Home, it is being sponsored by several local churches and affiliated groups, said Sue Denoncour, director of the local Habitat chapter. Other Habitat chapters have successfully sponsored Apostle churches.
Partner churches are Cannelton, Tobinsport and Rome United Methodist Churches; First United Methodist Church in Tell City; Troy and Branchville United Methodist Churches; Deer Creek Baptist Church, Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tell City and its youth group; Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City; First Baptist Church in Tell City; St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton; St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City; St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy; Ladies Lenten Prayer Coffee and Perry County Men's Lenten Breakfast.
The groundbreaking ceremony included an invocation, a litany of celebration and turning of soil. Participating were members of the project's partner family, the Allens. Present were Karen, Adrianne, Julia, Isaiah, Medora, Izabell and Sophia Allen.