The Reason for the Season
For us adults, Christmas is almost here! For young children, it seems years away. They cannot wait for the day to come! They count the days until the special day. This time of year called Advent is a season of expectant waiting and preparation for celebration of the coming of the King. The people of Bible times had long been waiting for a Messiah, the Promised One, for years upon years. From the end of the Old Testament to the beginning of the New Testament we have a period of roughly 400 years. Before that, it was hundreds of years earlier the prophets foretold of His coming. I guess they knew something about eagerly awaiting.
In Isaiah 9:6, the prophet tells of His coming this way: ”For to us a Child is born, to us a son is given…and He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Jesus comes to us as more than a baby in a feeding trough, but as a Wonderful Counselor who cares about all aspects of our lives; the good, the bad, the struggles. He took on the limitations of flesh and He understands and cares about what we go through. He comes as Mighty God. Jesus would say later that if one had seen Him, one had seen the Father. He claimed equality with the Father. Perhaps the greatest pain He experienced was separation from God at the cross. He is also Prince of Peace. He came to bring peace into our lives, a kind of peace that goes beyond human understanding, but is real to those who know Him. Out of the chaos of everyday life, He offers peace.
Enjoy the season, develop family memories and traditions, but also understand why we celebrate. One early theologian said it this way: “He became what we are that we might be what He is.” The God of the ages took on flesh and blood in order for us to take on eternity. I guess that is something worth the wait.
David Eaton, Area Team Leader
Each year, Building Believers partners with Greater San Antonio Builders Association to put on a military Thanksgiving. The program is a time to share Thanksgiving with the soldiers who are away from home for the holidays often for their first time.
This year Key Insulation donated 100 lbs. of potatoes as well as our time. We know what a sacrifice it is for these men and women to be away from home and from family during the holidays. The least we could do is show our appreciation by serving them at Thanksgiving. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a thanksgiving to remember for those serving our country!
Key Delivers HOPE
For thanksgiving this year we planned to deliver HOPE. Key Insulation chose to make a donation in our clients’ honor to Children’s Hunger Fund. Children’s Hunger Fund’s mission is exactly that, to deliver hope to suffering children by equipping local churches for gospel-centered mercy ministry. They have the highest rating of percentage of funds used by the program 98%. (see: Charity Navigator)We hope that this Thanksgiving the a number of employees, were moved by the statistics of Child Hunger in our own backyard and help us do something about it.
Bringing Joy to Others
Along with the food, festivities, and family comes the opportunity for each of us to help bring joy to those that have not been as fortunate as we have been. This year Key Insulation decided to help out those in need by setting up a Salvation Army Angel Tree. The Angel Tree is a unique program that involves the community in a direct way allowing them to become personally involved by sharing with those less fortunate in their community. The program provides gifts of new clothing and toys to thousands of children who otherwise might not have anything for Christmas. The turn out was great for our very fist year!
Having a Little Fun
We decided to have a little fun and have a Christmas tree decorating contest! We all got together and put our unique ideas and creativity on display. The winner went to BER’s Daniel Carpenter with his “Grinch who stole Christmas” theme.
Happy Anniversary- Kristi Jewett-Fry, BER’s Operations Administrator, celebrates her two year anniversary with us! We know that everything that happens at Key Insulation is possible because of our employees and their dedicated contribution to our purpose and mission and we are so blessed to have her as part of our Key family.
Key is Hiring- We are looking to fill the following positions:
- Outside Sales Representative– Austin, TX
- Product Superintendent– both Austin and San Antonio
- Insulation Installers
End of the Year Reflections
It’s almost the end of 2015 and both Key Insulation and Builders Energy Rater have enjoyed yet another prosperous year. We are blessed to be Americans and blessed with opportunity. That is NOT to say that we haven’t had our share of challenges and surprises, just as our customers have had. Thank you for your continued partnership with our company and may 2016 be a year of growth for us all.
Nov. 5th Mays Family YMCA Golf Tournament
Nov. 20th GSABA Thanksgiving Luncheon
Nov. 21st Chosen Marathon
Jan. 8th GSABA Housing Forecast
Jan. 13th Austin HBA Housing Forecast