The story of the emergence of the Lighthouse Foundation bears dramatic witness to the power of prayer. The Lighthouse is a direct result of men representing different denominations, races, cultures, and neighborhoods praying persistently and fervently for this community and patiently waiting for God’s direction to be revealed. Martin Luther King had a dream that “one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will have transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.” The Lighthouse Foundation believes that there is no greater mission than to dedicate ourself to the fulfillment of this dream. Only by coming together across racial and denominational boundaries, as brothers and sisters in Christ, can we hope to solve the deepest and darkest problems of our society. The people of Mississippi and the Lighthouse Foundation are creating Christ-like models for the world to follow.