By Tiffany Pelt - email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – A Lubbock foster family is able to take in more kids after a men's church group gave their home a makeover, adding more than 1,100 square feet to the house.
More than a year ago the Brotherhood of the Broadview Baptist Church chose to give Connie and Skip Scarbrough more room for their big family. Their four bedroom, two bath is now a five bedroom, three bath with a sunroom and "dream come true" kitchen.
"It's wonderful! It has 56 cabinets and 14 drawers, two stoves and two microwaves. We cooked for 50 at Christmas and it was awesome," said Connie showing off her new kitchen. "Every night my husband says I can't believe that's our kitchen, and every morning when we get up we feel the same way. It's just like out of a magazine and it's ours."
Their room fit for bunk beds was upgraded to a brand new master bedroom with plenty of room, freeing up the other one for more kids. "We had eight kids in the house before, and now we have 10 children," said Connie.
Years ago the Scarbrough's began taking in foster kids after their oldest daughter died in a car accident. Since then their home has seen more than 100 foster kids move in and out, with some staying for good. "We have four biological, six adopted and we're about to adopt three more teenage girls," she said. "We were called to foster by God and we love our kids."
The Scarbrough's warm hearts and open arms is what drew the men's group to the family. "That's what started it. Seeing their dedication to these children and the Lord," said Ted James, member of the brotherhood.
James said about 200 people were involved in making the home through community and business donations. The men's group with the oldest being 82 years old did the labor themselves.
"I think it's a blessing that absolutely nobody will have any idea how much it means to us," said Connie.
The brotherhood finished the home just in time for Christmas but they still need about $1,500 to finish paying off what they used to build the home. If you'd like to make donations you can call the Broadview Baptist Church at 806-797-3038.
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