November 28, 2011
As a pastor for seven years in a large suburban I had the privilege of meeting Andy Batten and getting to know about Lighthouse. We were able to expose our congregation to some of the needs in the city that largely go unnoticed by suburban folk. Lighthouse has an incredible track record of being a presence in the city of Cleveland for Jesus Christ. For 30 years they have been the hands and feet of Jesus to the people in the central neighborhood. There are many non-profits in the city but there are few that are doing meaningful work and worth the time to invest a congregation’s resources in. In my opinion Lighthouse is one of the few that is doing great work and worth every effort to be involved with as an individual and congregation.
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i personally have worked with several people who were once "heaven train kids", these adults are now seeking to improve their neighborhoods. Many of these adults beat the odds of their neighborhood because of the support of Lighthouse. They are now adults who are making the city a better place in the name of Jesus Christ.
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I would love to see Lighthouse get more press in the suburban communities. There are many people who would support their work but dont know about it.
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Professional with expertise in this field & I helped organize an event to raise awareness in Christ Church about the urban issues Lighthouse deals with as well as raise some funds for their ministry.