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Not long after that first missionary adventure, I read where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said,

“All I'm saying is simply this, that all life is interrelated, that somehow, we're caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”

The more I thought about the words of Dr. King, the more I was captured by the centrality of this truth. I determined to seek ways to empower the marginalized to form networks (communities) that foster develop...

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The first Board Meeting for Community Life International Mission Agency (CLIMA), held in Knoxville, TN at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Setting the stage for many ministry today. We are working even harder with new programs abroad and at home.

My name is C Danny Johnson. I grew up in San Bernardino, California. I had my first experience as a Christian missionary in 1998. In hindsight, I was rather poorly prepared for the trip, but at the time it was okay. I was the only person of color on the trip. I was not made to feel out of place for that, I did that all on my own. The role I was intended to play was to be the chaplain for the group of volunteer dentist. As a pastor at the time that seemed fitting, but I was so uncomfortable, so anxious and hesitant that it took a few days before I began to appreciate the experience of Belize, Central America.

By the third day, my host for the venture Dr. Randy Huffines D.D., sensing my discomfort had an idea. He gave me his Polaroid came...

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