We went to an Assemblies of God Wednesday night service in Bellevue, Ohio, last night. Pastor John Ginty and his wife Jodi told me they used to be involved with the “Open Air Ministry” in LA’s Watts area. Amidst alcohol, drugs, violence, police helicopter search lights… John would walk into this area at, among other times, midnight on a Saturday — playing guitar and talking about Jesus. “We were literally putting our lives on the line any time we went down to this project (Jordan Downs Project),” Jodi said. Jodi and John talked about gang members turning their lives over to Christ, children finding hope in their Children’s Ministry, and so on. The next day, druing a whistle-stop event, I told the editor of The Bellevue Gazette that the nation could use way more of this type of “holy boldness.” Note: Bellevue’s Brian Oldo has caught some of this ‘boldness’ when it comes to politics. He told me that he often gets behind political causes. His last was helping to push to raise the minimum wage in Ohio. He said he and a group of advocates went to various nearby towns (“Republican strongholds,” he said.) and stumped for the cause. It passed.