Songs of praise and encouragement filled the First United Methodist Church Tuesday, during the 10th annual "A Lord Built House" concert.
The concert benefits Emporia Area Habitat for Humanity. Performers included the Emporia High Chorale, ESU A Cappella Choir, Emporia Camerata, Homeschool Family Musicians and soloists Dr. Dennis Bassett, Kenji Bolden, and Glenn Woolard on marimba.
Habitat homeowner Althea Bedolla also shared her story with the audience of over 100 people. A single mother of two boys, she said she took a sign from God to apply for a Habitat home. She said the process was easy, and she recommends Habitat to others in need of a good place to live.
Fundraising totals are pending, and will go towards their latest build in the 100 block of Mechanic.