The leadership of LUV come from many different walks of life and various denominations but choose to unite together because of the transformative redeeming Love of Christ. We know that the connecting link between all humans everywhere is a LOVE that moves beyond borders, boundaries, and barriers. And a love like that is the most transformative force of all.
WE BELIEVE LOVE IS FOSTERED WHEN WE:
o seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself. In coming closer to Christ we come closer to one another.
o strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the inherent dignity and worth of every person, as all are created in the image of God.
o build up local organizations, not our own infrastructure, thereby invest in indigenous leadership who have an intimate knowledge of the people, places, needs and solutions to foster long-term impact and change within their communities.
o practice patience for the healing journey, especially when there are misunderstandings—remembering that transformation of hearts, communities, and countries takes time.
o trust in mystery; the unseen grace that opens doors of hearts and moves all of us toward generosity and the abundant life.
Above all we acknowledge and treasure the immeasurable, explosive love of God, exhibited from the beginning of time. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in them. Out of love God walked in the world in the embodiment of Jesus, was crucified and resurrected—and we rejoice that the Christ will come again in love to make all things new!