On Sunday morning October 13th, residents of Shreveport woke up to see a front page news story about Praise Academy and the People of Praise's mission work in their city.

 

“I felt an invitation from the Lord to walk with him into darkness, and him saying that he would take my hand the whole way, that I would never be alone.”

 

“We treat each other like family here,” he said. “It’s like one big community that’s all one big family. And the fact that some of us are actually family has made it a lot easier to explain what it is we’re doing.”

 

I remember waking up, looking around and seeing all this strange equipment, then I noticed that it was all attached to me!

 

"See, darkness covers the earthand thick darkness is over the peoples,but the Lord rises upon youand his glory appears over you." -Isaiah 60:1-2

 

Like people involved in a centuries-long project of cathedral building, we can pour all our energy into building something magnificent for the Lord.