Slideshow: Hitting the Roof

PEÑITAS – Sandy Wisdom-Martin knew building a home for a family living in desperate poverty in the Lower Rio Grande Valley would transform their lives. She had no idea it would save a life, too.

When Wisdom-Martin, executive director of Texas Woman’s Missionary Union, affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, visited the Perez family last spring, it was Wisdom-Martin’s birthday. Her birthday present ended up being a Christmas gift to the Perez family.

Now, thanks to the caring spirit of WMU volunteers from Texas and Illinois, the family of Juan Perez and Juany De La Rosa saw their lives change drastically in the span of one week.

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