The Launch of LLI Ministry and Cafe Outreach
From the day our family of
seven people (now ten in tow) was sent from New Jersey to Pilot Mountain, NC, we sought to stay as close to the Spirit's leading
to critically discern His heart for the Pilot Mountain area. The story of Abraham greatly encouraged us to
hang in and trust in His guiding Hand (Gen.12.1) in the crazy early days. Not knowing anything about cafe ministry
or the food industry, we prayed and prayed for Spirit of Christ to send a great revival to the area, and at the same time
provide us with the ability to make a great cafe model to draw our neighbors in. Through the course of the first year in Pilot
Mountain, the L-rd confirmed His Word to us and made a way for our family to open Livin Lattes Cafe.
Since opening Livin Lattes Cafe in 2006 our lives have been drastically changed. We developed a new ear, to be more
careful to listen, in the process we allowed the Spirit of G-d direct us as He pleased (Ex.23:20-33). My wife and I
poured everything we had to be obedient to Him and to acheive the goal of "positive change" in the small community
of Pilot Mountain. As of Feb 2014 we are in the planning stages of returning back to Pilot Mountain. We believe
the land is ripe for revival.
Livin Lattes was developed,
we believe, straight from the heart of G-d to connect people in our challenging times.
We believe that the Livin Lattes model will work anywhere in the world where G-d's people are placed to reach
their local community with the message of Christ's love. We believe a cafe provides a perfect setting to meet
people and start building dynamic relationships and hopefully in time a church family is gathered by God grace.
Because it is natural way of connecting with people, we avoid the awkwardness of dragging people to a setting where
a cuture, not truth, makes a connection with Christ unnecessarily difficult.
We believe you will feel the Spirit's touch on this
vision and we hope we can join together in the days to come to truly bring change to North America, "one community at a time!"
Don't you believe that it's time...
to take back the streets for Jesus?
What drives us today is the answer to this simple
What would the apostle Paul do today
with our powerful technology that
enables us to connect so quickly with people all over the world?
To answer this question biblically
all we have to do is...
Die to our selfish desire to be our own boss!
Take up our cross and follow Jesus!
Let the Spirit of
Christ show us our assignment and base of operation!
Continually obey His Commandment to Love Him and His People
Connect with the
Lord's method to accomplish His Purposes!