NLEC is grateful for the support that Madaket Growth Chairman Chris Desloge has shown us through a letter he wrote back in April. Below is a small sample of that letter:
Apr. 3, 2014 – My name is Christopher Desloge. Our family, over the centuries in St. Louis, has worked tirelessly for those most in need in our community. Of particular note, I refer to the Firmin Desloge Hospital which our family supported as a means to serve those in need in the community. Over the years, I have personally tended to those in need through organizations such as the American Red Cross where I served as Chairman of Disaster Operations, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul where I served as national coordinator for disaster response and major capital raising programs and grants; and have served in northern Haiti’s Hopital Sacre Coeur, and witnessed first hand the poverty of orphanages and the homeless. I have served the homeless at Gateway 180 in St. Louis. So I come knowledgeable and also sensitive to the City of St. Louis’s desires to best serve the city as a community. The poor and the homeless deserve the dignity of our and your best efforts, to embrace our fellow human beings in a way to reduce their dilemma, and provide them with a way, a dignified way, to meet the challenges they face. Yes, the great tectonic plates of a wealthy population may always grind against the plate of poverty, yet to force by subduction the impoverished under the wheels of a developing city is to reject the principles of a loving and understanding society.
You can read this letter in full by visiting: Madaket Growth Stands behind New Life Evangelistic Center.