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President’s Easter message: Christians who put faith into action light a beacon of hope

It’s Eastertime, that special time of the year when Christians commemorate the defining events of the Faith—the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He died a terrible death to wash the faithful of their sins and was resurrected to usher in the promise of eternal life. Nothing speaks more eloquently of the power of Christianity […]

Parrot Heads find Fuller Center’s work in Texas worth squawking about

(Note: Fuller Center Director of Communications Chris Johnson is a self-described Parrot Head — a die-hard Jimmy Buffett fan — who has been champing at the beak for an excuse to work Buffett into his work. After nearly eight years on the job, he finally found one!) To casual observers, Jimmy Buffett’s die-hard fans — […]

‘Tis the season for honoring Jesus’ simple guidelines by showing kindness and love

It’s Christmastime—that wonderful time of the year when our thoughts turn to kindness. Traditions abound. The streets are lit up and children’s faces shine. The tree is in the parlor and the stockings are hung by the chimney. It’s a festive time—one of great cheer. It’s the season of giving. We have to be careful, […]

Our Fuller Center kids are growing up — and that’s what it’s all about

(Photo: We met Cindy and Manuel, above, during our first exploratory visit to Nicaragua. They captured our hearts, and their family would become the first to move from a shack to a new Fuller Center home in Las Peñitas, Nicaragua.) Often when we think of a house, we picture walls, a roof, windows, doors and […]

National Spelling Bee winning word an easy one for us: k-o-i-n-o-n-i-a

I’ve always been a decent speller and utterly dominated our weekly class spelling bees in fifth grade. The reward for winning was five lollipops, which meant I made friends very easily back then. Hey, if you can can’t win friends with personality, just bribe them with candy. But the kids who compete in the annual […]

National Day of Prayer 2018: Unity is something we must make happen, David Snell says

(Photos: Fuller Center for Housing President David Snell gives the keynote address at Thursday’s 2018 National Day of Prayer event in Americus, Georgia.) The theme of this year’s National Day of Prayer is “Unity.” If you look around at all the divisiveness in America today — much of it bitter and hateful — unity sounds […]

EASTER MESSAGE: In this modern age, we must demonstrate the power of the Gospel even more

On Sunday we celebrate the most significant, the most miraculous event in human history—the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For Christians everywhere this is the celebration that truly identifies us. While many religions teach such basic tenets as caring for the poor and loving one another, only Christianity offers the hope of redemption and salvation that […]

President Snell’s Christmas message: Joy that lasts forever

(Photo: Fuller Center homeowner children in Armenia.) “This is my commandment, that ye love one another as I have loved you. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you and that your joy might be full.” — Jesus It’s Christmastime, the season of joy. We’re surrounded by joyful images—the […]