Mission Bite #85: Beloved Community of Hospitality

"Danville, Virginia, is a great city, but needs love. Unemployment and poverty rates are anywhere from 2 to 2.5 times state and national averages, and there is significant homelessness. We're trying to find a way to remedy these and help rebuild the city we love. Grace & Main is an intentional Christian community that has devoted itself to the work of radical hospitality and grassroots-level community development in Danville. We operate a network of hospitality houses where folks can find a place to be, stay, eat, use the bathroom, take a shower or just sit on a couch in the air conditioning or heat. The practice of cultivating beloved community is about reconciliation, not only to each other but to God and to the world."

- Jessica Hearne, CBF field personnel in Danville, Va.