We believe God wants to bring heaven to earth. In fact, this is what he might be most committed to. Jesus did tell us to ask God for this.
As we’ve gotten to know Long Beach, we’ve met lots of people, churches and organizations that are bringing a little heaven here – some of these people and organizations aren’t Christian (but that’s a statement for another blog!).
Recently, we’ve met a ministry called Northeast of the Well. They’ve been around for a few years but are brand new to Long Beach. Northeast of the Well ministers to men and women who have personally dealt with addiction, chronic abuse, incarceration or sex trafficking. It’s a rather remarkable group of people who lead this rather remarkable organization.
Anyway, last Wednesday, they let us be a part of the group they’re starting at the Little Brown Church in Long Beach. We cooked the meal, ate together, and then got to be a part of the Bible discussion after dinner. What an honor. We’re hoping they’ll continue to let us be a part of their Wednesday nights.
Rather than immediately starting a bunch of new ministries, our gameplan has been to discover the good things already going on in Long Beach and join the people or groups doing this good stuff.
If you’re interested in learning more about some of the organizations we’ve connected with or if you know of someone doing heavenly stuff in Long Beach, feel free to send me (Jason) an email: email@example.com