PHOTOS OF THE DECADE: Ministry-defining moments from the past 10 years

The Fuller Center for Housing will mark its 15th anniversary in 2020, and this past decade has seen this very important ministry thrive and grow across the United States and around the world. Before we roar into the ’20s, we thought this would be a good time to share a memorable handful of images from the thousands of pictures in our files that helped define this past decade. Enjoy!

(Use arrows on the left and right to navigate the gallery below)

2010
Volunteers at the Millard Fuller Legacy Build in Indianapolis
2010
Homeowner Thad Harris went above and beyond his sweat equity hours in Americus
2010
A special dedication in Millard Fuller's hometown
2011
Ron Fisher holds a homeowner partner's sleeping child at the Labor of Love Build in Indianapolis.
2011
Bicycle Adventure ends its Seattle-to-D.C. run at the U.S. Capitol steps.
2011
Chuck Vogt — shown here with Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard — brought our work to Central Indiana. He was the driving force behind our work there until he passed away in 2019.
2012
Kelsey Correa (left) and Kelsey Merz with a homeowner partner in New Jersey during one of the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure's build days.
2012
Karen "Toolie" Warkentien helped Difreth's family get a home at the Legacy Build in Peru.
2012
David Snell and Peter Salemme at the Legacy Build in Peru.
2012
We met Cindy at her family's shack in Las Peñitas, Nicaragua. Her family would become our first of many homeowner partners in the village. Even then, she struck with her joyous nature.
2013
House captain Leon Lehman presents a quilt and Bible to Delores Peoples in Atlantic City.
2013
Grammy-winner John Mayer volunteered at the Veterans Build in Shreveport, La.
2013
Volunteer Amara Neng with friends in Haiti
2013
Theologian Shane Claiborne (right) with the Diaz family in Philadelphia
2013
Homeowner and Army veteran Larry Linear at his home in Shreveport
2013
Village dancers thank the Mercer University women's basketball team for helping build homes in Ghana.
2013
Hambardzum is happy with his new home in Armenia.
2014
Singleton family home dedication at the Millard Fuller Legacy Build in Louisville
2014
Homeowner/volunteer Thad Harris loves leading student builders who come to Americus, such as this group from Ohio State University.
2014
56-home Lambi Village completed in Haiti
2014
Linda Fuller, then Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson working together at the Jackson Street of Dreams Build in Gary, Indiana — across the street from Michael Jackson's childhood home.
2014
More than 250 World Changers teens volunteering with the Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center in Hammond, La., start their work day with prayer.
2015
Millard and Linda Fuller's granddaughters Sophie (left) and Jasmine at the Lind-A-Hand women's build in Lanett, Alabama — their grandfather's hometown
2015
Our homes withstood the massive earthquake in Nepal.
2015
Volunteer Tamara Danel says goodbye to a new friend in Nicaragua.
2015
Camilo Leal's family was helped during the 2013 Legacy Build in Atlantic City, so he began using his vacation time to attend future Legacy Builds, including in Shreveport.
2015
A Muslim homeowner gladly accepts the gift of a Bible from house leader Kenneth Young in Shreveport. We spread love to ALL of God's people, regardless of their faith.
2015
Unused "Katrina cottages" converted into beautiful homes in Greenwood, Miss.
2016
Homeowner Bertha Moore (left) tells Molly Fulghum who gets the credit for her new home built during the Legacy Build in Valley, Ala.
2016
Melissa's family — and dozens of others — moved from a dangerous shack to a healthy home in the thriving community of Nuevo Cuscatlán, El Salvador.
2016
Happy kids in Bolivia
2016
Linda Fuller with homeowner children at the Linda Fuller 75th Birthday Build in Macon, Ga.
2017
Linda Fuller talks with spring break volunteers from Wittenberg University.
2017
Happy children on a playground at our community in Nuevo Cuscatlán, El Salvador. The 91 homes in this location replaced an entire village of dangerous shacks.
2018
Armenian mother with her daughters
2018
The Fuller Center of Macon specializes in restoring vacant eyesores into like-new homes for families in need.
2019
Former President Jimmy Carter recalls how Millard Fuller helped him see how he could best put faith into action at the 10th anniversary of Millard's homegoing at Koinonia Farm.
2019
Tiffany Robinson lost both of her parents and was badly injured in a March 3 tornado but got a new home at the Legacy Build in the fall.
2019
Sisters Angela (left) and Andrea Rivera lost their mother in the March 3 tornado. There were many tears of joy with Kim Roberts at their home dedication.
2019
President David Snell presents a Bible at the Legacy Build home dedication for the Meltons, who lost a 6-year-old son in the March 3 tornado.
2019
Melanie Moss and her children walk into their new Fuller Center home in Bossier City, Louisiana. The Emily Build honored Emily Perdue, who died in a 2006 car wreck.
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  • Those photos remind me of the world Millard Fuller dreamed of. A world with “No More Shacks.” I saw the Fullers do these in my tiny village in Nzoia Habitat for Humanity Project way back in 1980s and 1990s. I know Millard is happy and watching from heaven when lives are changed, when love for humankind is demonstrated in the “Mortar Joints” God bless you all who are working in the Fuller Center for Housing. I am praying to God to enable me join in this good work. David Masika, from Nzoia- Western Kenya

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