Celebrating and Honoring Eric Basye

Greetings, As the Incoming CLDI Board president, I was somewhat delighted to find out that I have the opportunity to write a departing letter to our outgoing ED, Eric Basye. I use the word “somewhat delighted” because I know that the master writer himself, Eric, will...

THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: EMPOWERMENT

THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: EMPOWERMENT

The 8th principle of CCD is Empowerment. Empowering people is an important element of Christian Community Development. How do you ensure that people are able to help themselves after they have been helped? Oftentimes, Christian ministry, particularly in poor...

Act Now and Save on Taxes with an IRA Charitable Donation!

Act Now and Save on Taxes with an IRA Charitable Donation!

Thanks to Congressional action in December 2015, donors with retirement assets in IRAs now have an effective way to reduce taxes and support their favorite charities, including funds at community foundations by utilizing the IRA Charitable Rollover. What is an IRA...

The 8 Principles of Christian Community Development: Church Based

The 8 Principles of Christian Community Development: Church Based

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT At this point in the series, it is probably a good idea to provide a refresher as to what we mean by the phrase Christian Community Development (CCD). Pastor and community developer Mark Gornik writes: Community development in biblical...

Kaleb Perdew – Our Next Executive Director!

Kaleb Perdew – Our Next Executive Director!

Hello CLDI Family & Friends, On behalf of the Board of Directors, I’m pleased to announce that Kaleb Perdew has been selected as the next Executive Director of CLDI.  The Board conducted a comprehensive search process and personally interviewed three impressive...

Connection: A Way Out of Addiction

Connection: A Way Out of Addiction

I am nearly six years sober. As I think back on my journey, I can’t imagine finding recovery from my addiction without a group of people supporting me. The community that has had the most influence on me has been CLDI and the Hannah House. We’re a family at the Hannah...

Proximity Matters

Proximity Matters

“That’s YOUR house?!” a young student yelled to me as I opened the gate that separates our backyard from Orchard Elementary’s play area. “Why yes, it is!” I yelled back. Later that week, we crossed paths on a neighborhood walk and was greeted with, “Hey you’re that...

Internship:  Central Asian Highlight

Internship: Central Asian Highlight

This spring, the 2022 intern class had the opportunity to travel to Central Asia. The immersive trip was planned with the intention of exposing our interns to first-hand experiences where they could see God at work, engaging them with a different culture. Trips like...