“I feel God has given me His eyes to see my community, and if you look at things that way, you see beauty and you see hope. I want to love people who other people find hard to love. The homeless person who’s living in a park and the prostitute who’s selling her body and the inner-city kid who doesn’t think there’s hope—all the people others are running from are the people I want to run toward,” she says. “I want to love them the way Jesus loves me. I don’t think they understand how to be loved like that. I want them to see that they can be loved constantly. God loves me without boundaries, and people deserve that kind of love,”

Colleen Smith, On Mission Magazine, Spring 2017

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