Can you understand why I’m so fired up about our vision in this foundation? It’s because in my grandmother and in my mother and in my father who started out in that little town of Kerrville, in unbelievably humble, modest, poor circumstances, in those people, centered in Jesus Christ, I have seen up close what ordinary people can do to change the world.
You know what’s central to our ministries? It’s the beauty of this place. Beauty in the way we do our work.
That’s why our ministries out here are never going to be hard-sell evangelism. Our evangelism is the kind of gentle, friendship evangelism—relational evangelism—that capitalizes on the fact that God is working in those people’s lives because they come out here and have been drowned in all this beauty.
Solzhenitsyn said, “Beauty will save the world.”
[Jesus] is the lily of the valley. He is the rose of Sharon. He is the bright and morning star. He is the one altogether lovely. That’s what he wants to make us.
Something beautiful for God.