Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Habitat Founder Dies

From habitat.org:

We are deeply saddened by the unexpected loss of Habitat's founder, Millard Fuller, who died earlier today after a brief illness. 

Millard was an inspiration to so many people – his gift of motivation and encouragement and vision was applied so generously.    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 – and in the many years of this ministry Millard challenged others not to follow him – but to follow Christ in serving the needs of the poor and to boldly reach out to alleviate their shelter burden.   

The vision which God brought to reality through Millard and Linda Fuller will continue to grow – as the memory of Millard's commitment lives in the heart of the HFH ministry.  

Millard often would describe himself – and his HFH co-workers as ordinary people whom God had called to do extra-ordinary things.   Indeed Millard's faith opened to 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 – that same devotion to serving the poor.

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