If you’ve volunteered on a Fuller Center for Housing worksite, you might have heard a group of folks raise their hands and yell, “Oyée!” If it was your first time experiencing this, you might have thought everyone around you just lost their collective minds. And if you are just learning about The Fuller Center through a show like Hallmark Drama’s “Project Christmas Joy” and heard that rallying cry in scenes of house dedications, you might wonder what you just heard.
“What did they say? Hooray? Oooh yea? I dunno.”
Actually, the term “oyée” has its roots in the earliest days of this ministry when Millard and Linda Fuller began building houses in Africa back in 1973. President David Snell explains in the short video below: