Praise the Lord! It looks like you are interested in learning more about Love Begins Here, and you have come to the right place. Stick around for a while to learn more from this website, view the calendar for LBH2013 and gather necessary registartion materials. I also warmly invite you to make use of the links above to check out LBH in action via your favorite forms of social communications - Twitter, Facebook, Blog and Video Channel. As updates come and there is news to be shared, those sources will help keep you in the loop.
Even though it seems like next summer will be here before we all know it, let's take a look back at some of the highlights from the past couple of summers to see where we have come as the LBH family.
Love Begins Here launched on June 21, 2009. That summer, we had 56 missionaries take to the streets of the Madison Diocese.
After three years of growth and guidance from the Holy Spirit, over 300 missionaries served on LBH trips in 2012.
To this date, Love Begins Here has given nearly 16,000 hours of service to those in need - materially and spiritually - in the Madison Diocese.
While those statistics are incredible and the Lord has blessed us abundantly, it is even more exciting to recall the changes we have seen in the hearts of the young people who have joined us. Here is just one of many beautiful reflections given by a high schooler after her experience on LBH:
“I definitely learned more about the vastness of Love and how I can love people better and more completely. I also find myself yearning for God to fill me up completely, so I can experience His love the same way I see the Core Team experiencing it. This experience this week has really healed part of me that I felt was broken, and I didn't know how to fix it. It may not be perfect, but it has been a start... This week has been amazing.”
Indeed, God is good to us. Please be in touch if you have questions or need help in any way.
LBH Mission Director