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Episode 08 - The McCall Story

November 11, 2015

Chip and Joanna were honored to renovate this home for their friends, the McCall’s. Several years ago Dr. Tim and his wife Janice sold their 4,000 square foot home and felt called to do work in Uganda in 2005. They founded an organization called Restoration Gateway which includes orphan care, healthcare, and vocational and ministry training. Like Chip and Jo, Tim and Janice are both passionate about restoration and their vision is to see both physical and spiritual transformation in Northern Uganda. They are committed to the long-term health of this area and people and hope to not only provide education, homes and health to those in need, but to create a training center for medical personnel, pastors and professionals. If you’d like to give towards this organization or sponsor a child, please click here.

Tim and Janice come to the states twice a year, and hoped to find a home to stay in on their trips back. In Uganda the McCall’s live in a shipping container, so Chip and Joanna wanted to create an environment that felt like home with enough space for them to retreat in and get filled before continuing their ministry overseas. The community in Waco rallied around the McCall’s and donated thousands of dollars to this 800 square ft home. Because the house was small, Joanna wanted to open up walls and build an addition with a master bedroom and bath. The result of the project was a beautiful cozy home perfect for a much deserving couple.



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  • Tamara
    9:21 am, July 27, 2017
    Hi there, about the episode on McCall family, can you tell me the right address of market where you went during the stop of works please? The place was about two hour by car from Waco. Thank you so much. Tamy
  • toni antonacci
    3:42 pm, July 4, 2017
    I absolutely love the slipcover furniture. Would love info on the furniture. Happy 4th of July
  • Cortney
    11:03 am, June 27, 2017
    What is the iron scroll on the living room wall? Would like to find one.
    2:22 am, May 3, 2017
    Potrei avere una foto del lampadario della camera padronale e della sala da pranzo?.
    In Italia seguo tutti i vostri programmi, siete meravigliosi, peccato vivere cosi lontano
  • Branda
    8:05 pm, April 10, 2017
    Where did you get the iron bed (headboard/footboard) in the master bedroom?
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