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A Valued Prize

American Dream Millard Fuller right side up

“Faith without works is as dead as a doornail.” ~ Millard Fuller

My award as a finalist in the writing contest I entered arrived the other day, and I couldn’t be more pleased. If you read Home Grown Stories posted  a few weeks ago on you’ll understand why.

One of the greatest priviledges of my lifetime was meeting Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat of Humanity. His life story of becoming a millionaire at age 29 and giving it all away when his values went astray is a tale that will reverberate within me forever.

I felt awed to be sitting in the audience when he told a summation of his life at the First Congregational Church in Manchester, Vermont about eight years ago. Some four months before he suddenly passed away.

As a result of entering and being a finalist in a writing contest sponsored by the Fuller Center for Housing called The House That Built Me, I have acquired his prized book that was published after his death. It’s the full story and I can’t wait to start reading.

Thank you Fuller Center for Housing for the opportunity to tell my story through your writing contest!


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