Category: Faith in Action

Disaster ReBuilders bring many new friends for Harvey victim in Friendswood, Texas

(Photo: Lou Ellen Hatchett, seated, was joyful during the recent dedication of her restored home.) Lou Ellen Hatchett has a crystal-clear message for all those folks — often dirty and sweaty — who kept marching in and out of her house earlier this year while she just wanted to return to the Friendswood, Texas, home […]

Pennsylvania church sees September project resurrected at groundbreaking in Louisiana

Many Fuller Center for Housing new home builds have gotten a huge head start thanks to CrossRoads Missions and enthusiastic volunteers from churches across the nation. CrossRoads sends lumber packages to churches, who often put dozens of volunteers to work on their grounds assembling walls that will be stood up and placed in the shape […]

Why would an atheist support this Christian ministry? Volunteer is happy to explain

The Fuller Center for Housing is an unashamedly and enthusiastically ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Our Mission Statement clearly states that we are “faith-based and Christ-centered.” However, we do not use the term Christian as a restrictive limitation of our approach. It is, in fact, just the opposite. Our supporters and volunteers do not have to […]

FAITH IN ACTION: UCC church members from Elkhurst, Illinois, put faith in motion

(This is the latest installment of our “Faith in Action” series. If you have a story of how involvement with The Fuller Center has impacted your faith, please let us know at this link.) The youth of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ of Elkhurst, Illinois, go on a mission trip every summer, but the […]

FAITH IN ACTION: Jewish documentarian inspired by Christian charity

(This is the latest installment of our “Faith in Action” series. If you have a story of how involvement with The Fuller Center has impacted your faith, please let us know at this link.) There were many common sights at the 2017 Millard Fuller Legacy Build in Indianapolis back in June. You could not open […]

Church group from Illinois again helping families have decent homes in Macon, Georgia

A group of 27 volunteers from St. Peter’s United Church of Christ of Elmhurst, Illinois, is spending this week in much warmer Macon, Georgia. But they’re not lounging in the sun; they’re working up a sweat as they restore a once-vacant home to like-new condition for a hard-working mother of four. Volunteer Scott Ahlgrim says […]

FAITH IN ACTION: Building with Armenian families strengthens ties to homeland

(This is the latest installment of our “Faith in Action” series. If you have a story of how involvement with The Fuller Center has impacted your faith, please let us know at this link.) As an Armenian-American, Barbara Hovsepian has always felt a strong connection to her family’s homeland. Eleven trips to Armenia to help […]

FAITH IN ACTION: Marine went from leading troops to leading home-building efforts in Louisiana

(This is the latest installment of our “Faith in Action” series. If you have a story of how involvement with The Fuller Center has impacted your faith, please let us know at this link.) Lee Jeter grew up economically disadvantaged in Bossier City, Louisiana, but he was fortunate to grow up in a home that […]