Guiding Principles

Guiding Principle #2

Guiding Principle #2

Dale walked into the Mission with a furtive glance over his shoulder.He was skittish, on edge from the millions of thoughts certainly racing through his head.Dale was homeless, living a life of constant vigilance and defensiveness.Every day Dale had to be mindful of the consequences of normal human choices.If Dale fell asleep, what would happen to his belongings, his person?If Dale needed to leave his tent to get food or find a bathroom, would he return to anything left at all?If Dale walked down the street, or made eye contact with another human being, what would they think, say, do to him?

Guiding Principle #1: Value All People

Guiding Principle #1: Value All People

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.