Changing the world in your own backyard
"Our goal was to select a family that lives near ACU that would be willing to let us into their home," Haley says. "The family that we picked is a multi-generational family, the great-grandmother down to her great-grandchildren. They are too sweet."
The mission of the project caught on, with several local businesses and churches jumping on board to help, says Haley.
For Kirsten, the project has been far more than just an opportunity to apply skills learned in her classes - it has helped focus her career goals in a mission-oriented sense. She hopes to one day do design work for those in need as a career and a ministry.
"Projects like this are important because it is not merely "redecorating" or even redesigning a home, but the true significance behind it is to provide a warm, comfortable and loving home; everyone deserves that," she says.