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Millard Fuller in his own words … and in the words of others -- Habitat for Humanity Int'l 1

Millard Fuller in his own words … and in the words of others



Linda and Millard Fuller visit Jinja, Uganda, in 2001.


“The goal of this organization is to make sure that all families have a good place to live. To accomplish that ambitious goal, decent and good housing must become the heart’s desire of committed and generous people. Substandard housing must become socially, religiously, morally and politically unacceptable.”—Millard Fuller

“Millard Fuller’s drive and relentless commitment to affordable housing captured people’s imagination and changed lives around the world. His inspiration lives on in Habitat’s work and through its employees, volunteers, partner families and supporters.”—J. Ronald Terwilliger, chair of Habitat for Humanity’s International Board of Directors

“In Matthew 19:29, Jesus says, ‘And anybody who has thrown overboard houses or brothers or sisters or fathers or mothers or children or farms for the sake of my cause will get them back a hundred times over, and will also receive spiritual life.’ (Clarence Jordan, Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John)

“Thirty-two years ago, trusting this promise, I took Millard Fuller’s challenge to join him and Linda in the newly founded ministry of Habitat for Humanity. Three hundred thousand houses later, as we celebrate Millard’s life, I thank him for his challenge, for this incredible adventure and for blessings without end. What a life it has been! What a joy! What an amazing privilege!”—Clive Rainey, Habitat’s first volunteer and the organization’s current director of community relations

“The ministry which has so impacted each one of us was made possible as God challenged Millard Fuller to venture forward, seeking to be the hands and feet of Christ in this world. Millard often would describe himself and his Habitat co-workers as ordinary people whom God had called to do extraordinary things. Indeed, Millard’s faith opened the door for God to perform miracles through this ministry. May He continue to use all of us to continue to serve with that same commitment—that same strength of faith.”—Rick Hathaway, Habitat Asia/Pacific area vice president

“I have so much to thank him for. I wouldn’t have my job or my house if God hadn’t touched him to do this wonderful thing for people. God bless the Fuller family.”—Laura Waigand, New Horizons Habitat of Greater Sumter County ReStore manager

“Millard Fuller was a force of nature who turned a simple idea into an international organization that has helped more than 300,000 families move from deplorable housing into simple, decent homes they helped build and can afford to buy and live in. The entire Habitat family mourns the loss of our founder, a true giant in the affordable housing movement.”—Habitat CEO Jonathan Reckford