People often ask us why we do what we do at CLDI. If we didn’t, we would miss the blessing of meeting delightful people like Louise McCallister, who came to us hurt by life. We didn’t look at her past, rather, we saw her as a person of value and and were able to offer a fresh start at life through a warm, safe, affordable house. Louise has not only been able to heal, but thrive. Her house is spit-spot and she is a warm, loving woman who is ever vigilant in looking for ways to love God, love others, and help others in need. Everyone deserves a second chance. One of the foundational truths of the Bible is that God breathes new life and restoration to us as His image bearers through the good news of Jesus Christ. As those reconciled to Him, our missional call is to restore the image of Christ in others.