Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What's The One Mile Mission?

Editor's Note: Nathan French was Youth Pastor at Toledo First 2007-2008. In this post, he guest blogs about his move to LA, life, and new ministry passion called "The One Mile Mission." Enjoy!!!

It’s been just over a year since I’ve moved from Ohio where I worked with Mike doing ordinary (and many times extraordinary!) outreach. It’s gone by fast and in the mean time I have been in school, worked on a presidential campaign, and gotten engaged! Christina and I have the privilege of being a part of the Hollywood Adventist Church [click any pic to subscribe to their e-news letter] and the amazing community that continues to form there.

In a city the size of Los Angeles there is plenty of need to go around which can be overwhelming. So we at Hollywood Adventist Church decided to mark off a piece of the city and take responsibility for the people that live there helping them to secure or have access to at least these three things: a meal to eat, a place to sleep, and a chance to dream.

What if more communities of faith started to take on their one mile? What if it was just the two blocks around your house? Or the desks around your cubicle? I’ve learned that the only thing that can change the world is a small group of people who share one and work towards that dream. I miss you all and hope this finds you in the midst of your own God sized dream.

Peace, Love, and Justice,

Nathan French - 740.504.6499


Monte said...

Great idea! It is an affirmation of Toledo First to see it develop young adults and send them out as missionaries, as has been done with Nathan. Keep praying for him and supporting him from a distance.

Anonymous said...

WTG Nathan! You make us very proud back "home in Toledo". Love your passion for serving. Thanks for sharing your excellent work, with your loving spirit.

Life is Good said...

Nathan, you continue to demonstrate your tender heart for others in Los Angeles like you did in Toledo. We assume you will be "afflicted" with a compassionate heart all your life, and will find creative ways to serve others.

We wish you continued blessings from God as you bless the lives of others. And yes, we are very proud of you in Toledo!