Ellis Lucas and wife Peggi, are co-founders of His Heart United Network, a Colorado and Missouri nonprofit organization that is known for their trademark concert/outreach events, but also helps with disaster relief, provides services for prison inmates, and is working toward the goal of providing housing, vocational and life training for single mothers in crisis who've been abandoned along with their children and mothers whose spouses are incarcerated. Ellis's autobiography The Potter and the Clay has been adopted for use in prisons, county jails, rehab centers, and rescue missions in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and soon Tennessee, Florida and Alabama.
And in preparation for the release of its long awaited follow up book WANTED, Ellis and Peggi purchased their Motorhome in October 2017 to use for travel accommodations during a four to six month media tour that begins in January 2019 rather than the incur the cost of hotels and the hassle of unpacking and packing at every stop. They began to rent their coach in April of 2018 as a second source of income and it had been rented solid ever since and was right up to the time a renter hit a deer and it had to be pulled out of service temporarily while it received some cosmetic work and a bumper to bumper service of the entire coach.
“The worse part about hitting that deer” says Ellis, “was first seeing the life of that unsuspecting animal cut short, but even more was knowing how bad our renters felt. I wasn’t about to let it ruin their trip. I reminded them both, how this was their dream vacation they had saved many years to take. Coaches are temporary, but their memories and each other are forever!”
And while they love to spend various weekend getaways up in the Rocky Mountains with it themselves, they have loved getting to know their renters and love seeing the excitement on their faces when they first step up into the entry way and experience the comfort and beauty of their amazing Fleetwood Bounder and watch the cares of this world quickly begin to melt like wax as though they had just discovered a whole new world.
So rather it’s something accomplished through His Heart United, or someone discovering hope by reading one of Ellis’s books, or seeing the stress of hard-working people disappear when they leave the noise and riggers of their normal grind behind and rediscover each other and the true treasure of this life. “There’s no greater reward,” says Ellis and Peggi, “than seeing people smiling and laughing, revived and living life again the way it was always meant to be lived!”