The Shock of Moving into a Drug Neighborhood.

In 1992, our family bought a house in a small city north of Chicago that was formed by a Christian evangelist. The first time I drove through the town, the real estate agent pointed out to me how every street had been named with a name found in the Bible. I started to imagined my kids seeing those names and the influence the town would have on them and got excited thinking about it. We bought the home in April and moved into it in May. What happened next gave me in the biggest shock of my life ….

I have to finished by saying that some of the best people I have ever known live in this city and I still live here. Why? Because in spite of its problems we believe in this town and in God’s purpose for it.

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