Category: President’s Blog

David Snell: Remembering Millard Fuller’s dream of “No more shacks!”

David Snell: Remembering Millard Fuller’s dream of “No more shacks!”

In 1992, upon accepting the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award, Millard Fuller said, “He was a man of aggressive goodwill. Because of his dreams and because others dreamed with him, we do live in a better day.” He was speaking, of course, of Dr. King, but it’s a statement that applies to Millard as […]

President David Snell’s 2015 Christmas message

President David Snell’s 2015 Christmas message

It’s Christmastime, that glorious season when we turn our hearts to giving.  One of the best parts of growing up is having our thoughts move away from the gifts we’re going to receive to those we’re going to give.  I don’t know what’s in the packages under the tree with my name in the “To” […]

Nepal: A fascinating, mystical place

Nepal: A fascinating, mystical place

I first traveled to Nepal in September of 2005.  This was one of the two places that set The Fuller Center for Housing on the path to becoming a worldwide housing ministry.  (The other was post-Katrina Shreveport.)  I had been fascinated by that part of the world from my earliest memories, and visiting Kathmandu was […]

A very simple Easter message

A very simple Easter message

By David Snell, President It’s springtime in South Georgia.  The flowering trees are bursting with color and everywhere you look it’s green or greening.  Millard used to say that the Northeast has its colorful autumn and California has nice weather almost anytime, but here in Americus we have April.  And it is magnificent.  Once again […]

Staying true to Millard Fuller’s vision as we head into our 10th year

Staying true to Millard Fuller’s vision as we head into our 10th year

Every now and again someone comes along with enough vision, energy, charisma, focus and faith to make a significant difference in the lives of many. Just such a man was born 80 years ago in a humble mill town in west Alabama. Today, January 3, we celebrate the birth of Millard Fuller, a man who […]

Seasons change, and the work keeps going

Seasons change, and the work keeps going

By David Snell, President, Fuller Center for Housing I’ve reached that point in life where time seems to pass faster and faster, losing its steady pace in an ever-accelerating spiral.  When I feel like it’s getting out of control, though, I just take a minute to look back and I’m always amazed at how much […]