Ali's Collective Story

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Before moving from Cleveland to LA, my biggest prayer for the move was that God would lead me to a community of people who are committed to living for God's glory. I think that this is a prayer that God loves to answer - and answer it He did!

I am constantly reminded of God's faithfulness and grace when I consider this answered prayer, and it gives me hope for his faithfulness to come.

Collective has welcomed me with open arms - I was struck by the inclusion I experienced when meeting people during my first few months, and I think that welcome will always serve as a source of inspiration for me.

Over the past year and a half, God has blessed me with deep relationships that have made LA feel both like home and a mission field.

The way that he has used Collective Church to serve this purpose is a gift of pure grace, and for that I am incredibly grateful. I can only look forward to what our powerful God has in store for this community!

Lorenzo Smith