The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 28, 1996 · Page 44
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 44

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, January 28, 1996
Page 44
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GOLF Betsy King W hen it comes to swinging anything other than a golf club, Hall of Famer Betsy King is a duffer. "I'm not very mechanically inclined," she says with a smile. But that hasn't stopped King, 40, from swinging a hammer to help Habitat for Humanity build houses for poor families. For six years, she has donated her time and money to construct Hab- w, She wields! r t v;*o. «!•*-/• a nine-iron / — and also a hammer to build houses for the poor < * itat homes in Arizona, Tennessee and North Carolina. In addition to hands-on hammering, King has recruited fellow golfers to help, held fund-raisers, and hosted Habitat volunteers at her sprawling Scottsdale, Ariz., home during work on a house in nearby Guadalupe. There have been occasional mishaps — King once stepped into a can of paint — but all the houses still stand. (They're known for high-quality construction.) "Betsy was the spiritual leader of the crew," says Bert Green, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte, N.C. Last October, King and a group of Ladies Professional Golf Association players and caddies spent a week helping to build a house in Charlotte and raising $25,000 toward costs. As storms lashed the area, the crew kept hammering. "I remember standing in the pouring rain putting up siding with Betsy and laughing at the water coming off our heads," recalls Ellen Braswell, a single mom who will move into the three-bedroom house in February with daughter Erica, 8. "I was sorry to see [the workers] go." King also has been to Romania twice in three years to work with an orphan-relief group. She has visited orphanages and hospitals, and delivered clothing, food and song. She got close to the family she stayed with, and gave them money for indoor plumbing. King says she is only trying to show her appreciation for the advantages she has enjoyed in her 18-year career, winning $5 million- plus. "When I see people who are not as fortunate, it gives me a better perspective. It makes me feel like I'm never going to get upset on the golf course about a bad shot." C3 By Tom McNichol $1,000 goes to Reading-Berks (Pa.) Habitat for Humanity. To contribute, write: Habitat for Humanity International, 121 Habitat St, Americus, Ga. 31709. GOLF: HONORABLE MENTIONS • Deb Richard: for her help in the fight against juvenile arthritis • Patty Sheehan: needy children King, right, has worked with Habitat lor Humanity for six yean. Fellow workers on tMs Ml 1993 fob ta Arfaow stayed at her bone ta Scottsdale. USA WEEKEND • Jan. 26-28, 1996 0 "Lord, teach us to pray" The need for prayer-especially in time of danger or anxiety-is instinctive in almost everyone. Yet many people regard it chiefly as a means of obtaining God's favors. And when everything they pray for is not granted, they often wonder if God is really listening. Christ's teachings on prayer, however, reveal that God does indeed hear and answer each of our prayers... but not necessarily by granting every favor we want or think we need. To help you understand why this is so, we have prepared a special pamphlet explaining the true meaning and purpose of prayer. You will leam from it how Christ gave us the Lord's Prayer not merely as words to be recited, but as the model tor perfect prayer. And you will learn, too, the truth of Our Lord's promise: "Ask, and it shall be given you." For your free copy of this pamphlet, just mail the coupon below. There is no obligation and no one will call on you. - FREE - Mail Coupon Today! Please send Free Pamphlet entitled "Let Us Pray" This oHarislimitad to one Iree parrohlel. USA-59 Name. Address. City . State - -Zip- CATHOUC INFORMATION SERVICE KHIGHTS OF COLIimBUS P.O. Box 1971, New Haven, CT 06521

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