Connecting your faith and your work is not an easy thing to do. I think about my context in downtown L.A. which has a daytime population of upwards of 500,000 people who have the potential to positively impact our city. I like to mention each week at church that our goal is to “Love God and Bless the City.” I want help Christians consider that God has brought them to L.A. for a purpose to bless the city, not necessarily to bless themselves, and this luncheon will be an opportunity to consider this call and recommit to living it out.
Our main speaker will be Livingstone Mukasa, a successful businessman and the founder and leader of Living Business Training in Kampala, Uganda. In this role Livingstone has provided practical business training to more than 5000 poor micro-entrepreneurs in Africa, many of whom now have successful small businesses.
You’ll also get to meet leaders from the Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles Mission, Central City Community Outreach, Industrial District Green (beautifying Skid Row), Purpose Built Communities and Apartment Life. You’ll be challenged to use your professional talents and resources to make an impact globally and locally.
So I hope you’ll come to our luncheon on Oct. 31. You’ll be glad you joined us. ($5 suggested donation for lunch)