Transitions

Written by: Mark Murphy

I’ve found that transitions in life tend to be daunting.  Whether it is getting married, getting unmarried, new job, addition of kids, sending kids off, going on an adventure, etc.  While many of these transitions are joyous, they still cause me (and I’d imagine a lot of other people) some level of angst.  Continue reading

Strength

By Mike Scotty

The Fuller Center for Housing’s mission is giving people and families the impetus to strengthen their financial foundations and giving them the resources to sustain that strength through a livable home – a place to put down roots. A home gives all beings a sense of security that allows them to successfully manage the other endeavors that bring success and satisfaction to their lives.

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It’s about the people

Written by: Kim Eisenbarth
 
 
I joined this version of the Fuller Family in West Yellowstone, on Sunday for the next two weeks.   The past three days have been among the most challenging of my Fuller experience.   (and this installment will make the 13th week I have had the privilege of riding with these folks).  

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Fuller Family

By Beth Batchelor

It’s been just about a year since my last Fuller Center Bike Adventure ride. After joining Parks and Peaks for the beginning of segment 5, I am quickly reminded of what makes this such an unique experience. Yes, we are raising funds to provide affordable housing to those in need. Yes, we are riding our bikes through some incredible places. But the most unique experience, one which isn’t found in every day life, is this community.

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Becoming a family

Written by: Larry Cooper

It’s been a week since we met in Seattle to commence our FCBA Seattle to Washington D.C. cross-country bike ride. Most of the 35 support staff and riders had never before met, and for many, this was their first FCBA Ride. Continue reading

Friends and Family

By Brandon Gotha

I am a first time full trip rider with the Fuller Center. Go figure the first ride I sign up for is the longest and most elevation the group has ever organized. I was introduced to the group by my buddy Dan Zassick. Many of the Fuller Center followers might already know him because, he has attended 3 previous rides and this summers Parks and Peaks ride makes number 4 for him.

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New Adventures

By CeLynn Siemons

Going into this media internship I had no idea what to expect. Most of all, I did not expect to have a sense of community and family that I’ve experienced in only the first two weeks here. The members I have lived with are some of the most generous and thoughtful people I’ve met in my life. This past weekend a rider bought a pizza for us to share saying the media team does so much for the riders. We are thanked daily for our little tasks and are made to feel like we are contributing to the big picture, just as much as the bicyclists. It’s amazing to see so many different people put forth their unique skills to contribute in making this trip successful. We have had members cook some amazing meals including cobbler, homemade cinnamon rolls, fajitas and more. 

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Full[er] Hearts

Written by: Jackie Rouse

I hopped on the ride this week joining a crew that has been together for 5 weeks already.  Granted, this is my second ride with the Fuller Center Bike Adventure, so I know most of the routines.  I was a “whole-way rider” back in the summer of 2016 and enjoyed it tremendously! When I signed up for it, I knew I would enjoy the cycling but it was so much more than just a bike ride.  The unconditional hospitality I received from other riders, churches, Fuller affiliates, and people we met along the way exceeded my expectations in every way. The build days brought true realization to Fullers’ purpose, and meeting and working along side of the homeowners made the mission meaningful.Continue reading