Tour This Southern-Style Dream Cottage

The Hicks Family's Dream Cottage
Photography By Stephanie Welbourne Steele

And while the Hickses’ Southern cottage is filled with the colorful charms of breezy summer days, the heart of their home is deeply rooted in faith rather than design. Twenty years ago Alan and Averee became involved with medical missions, and their hearts were forever changed. After multiple missions trips they formed the nonprofit Integrity Worldwide feeling the call to take people to minister and share the Gospel in Kenya, Africa. “Through our own need, God started showing us the needs of other people,” Averee says. “From the blessings He had given us, we knew that we were supposed to do something for others. So Integrity Worldwide was born out of a desire to use the blessings that we have received to bless other people.”