The Story of CLDI: 40 Years of God’s Miracles

In 1981 a motivated group of grassroots folks intentionally and physically uprooted their families and moved to the South Side with the hope of engaging people by sharing and living out the Gospel. How? By building relationships, engaging their...
A Year of Clarity and Transformation

A Year of Clarity and Transformation

It was my first day at CLDI as an intern and my nerves were only slightly tempered by my excitement. My new boss gave me the wrong address and after I tried to move into the wrong house, I couldn’t help but think—was this really where God wanted me? This past year was...
Lessons on Patience

Lessons on Patience

I hope and trust that this seasonal shift finds you well. The month of September always carries significant changes for us at CLDI as our ministry to South Side youth adjusts to schools being back in session, a new group of interns settles in for the next 11 months,...
The Power of Mentorship

The Power of Mentorship

Reality for a Child on the South Side of Billings Last week I was reunited with my mom after being in foster care for a year. While I was with my foster family I did really great in school and didn’t worry about being hungry which was nice but they weren’t my family....