Our Historic visit to the Fuller Center for Housing, Americus, Georgia on September 20, 2013, is where it ALL STARTED for us.
After being introduced to the FULLER CENTER FOR HOUSING by ELDER JAMES LONG in Indianapolis, I felt the need to travel to Americus. By that time, I had read the inspiring life story of Millard and Linda Fuller and how HABITAT FOR HUMANITY was started. My travel friend and colleague, Hillton Dennis and I did not have the means to get there, and we were planning to travel to Americus by Greyhound bus.
When i informed BISHOP JOSEPH GUTHRIE about our plans, he offered to take us by car.
We left Atlanta as a party of five on September 19 and we stayed the night to be in time for our meeting the next day, which started at 10 a.m.
We were met by RYAN IAFIGLIOLA, Director of INTERNATIONAL FIELD OPERATIONS, and he introduced us to several other staff members at HEADQUARTERS.
THE POWER POINT PRESENTATION ON "THE CRITICAL NEED FOR HOUSING IN SOUTH AFRICA".
After introductions, I was given an opportunity to do a Power Point presentation on the purpose of our visit to Americus.
I emphasized the need for us to start up a COVENANT PARTNER in Cape town, SOUTH AFRICA to address the critical need of the shortage of homes in South Africa. My Power Point presentation was followed by inputs from Bishop Guthrie, Hillton Dennis and Jerry.
After my presentation, I introduced Bishop Joseph Guthrie and Dr Guthrie as the diocesan couple of the P.A.W. who have been working in the western cape for more than 10 years.
This was followed by the introduction of Hillton Dennis, who was also a Pastor in Cape Town, and who was working in the community, especially in Wesbank, Kuilsriver, and the good work done by his NGO, GLOBAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION.
Hillton Seth Dennis later became the CO-FOUNDER and COO of FULLER HOUSING WESTERN CAPE.
Louis Michael Green (who later became THE FOUNDER and the CEO of FULLER HOUSING CENTER WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA, highligted the following aspects of the crisis in housing:
1. The present housing crisis in South africa;
2. Why our government is failing to provide adequate
3. What should be the role of the Church collectively in
4. How the THEOLOGY OF THE HAMMER would
change the church's understanding towards its role
to providing homes in the RSA.
DOWNLOAD THE PDF BELOW TO GET THE FULL PRESENTATION !!!
One of the highlights of our trip was our experience of SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY !!
Our visit to the GLOBAL VILLAGE in Americus, Georgia, USA !!! The brainchild of Millard and Linda Fuller.
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