At The Nathaniel Mission, we have three guiding principles that shape the way we operate, and this story perfectly explains the first principle, which is that we strive to be a restorative community that values all people. This woman felt as if she had no worth and that nobody valued her, and it was up to us to show her the love of Jesus, the man that values her life more than anything, even over His own.
Not long ago an elderly gentleman walked into Nathaniel Mission with his arms tightly folded struggling to stay warm from the frigid temperature outside. He approached me asking if I had a jacket or long sleeve shirt, anything thicker than the thin t-shirt that he was wearing. Without much thought, I said, “Sure, I will look and see what we have for you."