In 2017, Compassion United’s founders, Luke and Karla Redus, and their leadership team, met to brainstorm ideas of a master-planned community that would support people transitioning out of homelessness, poverty and addiction. They knew that they were going to have to dream bigger than ever before.
Months later, Luke heard God speak the words “Miracle City” to him, and the dream grew stronger than ever! Along the way, God has continued to bless the idea by placing committed volunteers, partners and community leaders along their path that have caught the vision. In February 2019, Conroe’s city council voted unanimously to convey five acres of land to Compassion United to see this dream become a reality.
Now in the planning phase, once complete, Miracle City will be an innovative, whole-person transformation community consisting of transitional and supportive, short and long-term housing with built-in support services and empowerment opportunities for people needing spiritual, emotional and occupational guidance. It will be a community where people can live and work in a graced-based, inspiring environment to develop emotional maturity, life skills and work experience as they discover abundant life.