Things are a poppin’ here at The Fuller Center for Housing. We are on the move, and I feel like I’m just being pulled along with the flow. I’ve got a travel schedule over the next few weeks that will take The Fuller Center to new a whole new level. If I survive. Well actually my survival is incidental—The Fuller Center will still move to a whole new level. Be watching this spot for updates from along the road. Highlights:
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct 27—I’ll be attending the kick-off press conference for the 2010 Millard Fuller Legacy Build that will be held there during the week of September 6. The Indy crew is hard at work getting ready for what will be one of our largest building events yet.
THE PHILIPPINES, Nov 1-4—Our Dumaguete City Covenant Partner is dedicating a project to Millard, and FCH board member Tom Dineen and I will be on hand for the celebration. This is a place I haven’t visited, so I’m excited to see a new part of the world.
PYONGYANG, Nov 10-12—our initiative in the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea will get underway with a groundbreaking in the outskirts of Pyongyang. FCH Board chairman LeRoy Troyer, DPRK Initiative Director Don Mosley and our friend, mentor and guide Han Park will join me for this truly momentous event.
PERU, Nov 15—Ryan Iafigliola, who is stepping up to help with the international work, will meet me in Lima (I’ll be coming in from Beijing if my travel agent can figure out how to make it happen) and we’ll travel with Zenon Colque, Peru Director, to La Florida. There we’ll have the great privilege of dedicating the first 20 Fuller Center houses in that country.
What continues to amaze me about this is how individuals, folks like you and me, all around the world have grabbed hold of this vision and are working hard to fulfill the dream of eliminating poverty housing. Just this week we got calls from groups in five US cities asking about becoming Covenant Partners, one on an Indian reservation. The Fuller Center now has partners on every continent but one, and from what I’m told the housing needs in Antarctica are minimal. We are truly engaged in something significant.