The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Family service

Families serve and grow together through St. Cloud, Minn., church

Don't call the Benoit family next Saturday. They're probably busy — all seven of them. If you do catch up with them, chances are they'll be together, improving someone's life — and their own.

"Adopt-a-Room" at Place of Hope, St. Cloud, Minn., is the Benoits' latest project. For the next few Saturdays they will renovate a room, one of 70 being redone, for a person or family in transition.

Jul and Randy Benoit and their children — Ian, 12; Arielle, 10; Nicollette, 8; Anders, 6; and Colter, 3 — will all help. Even Colter will help clean, pick out the paint, build a loft, find the furnishings and make a home for someone they will never meet. This will be an extended family project since Jul's sister, Jil Mattson, asked to come on board.

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