As we thought about options for what we wanted to name our nonprofit, we knew from the start we wanted “Micah” to be part of the name. The Micah Project holds such a dear place in our hearts and it is where this vision was birthed. As we are basing our model of ministry very closely upon all that we have learned and experienced here at the Micah Project, it seemed only appropriate that our name reflect that heritage. At the same time, the theme verse, Micah 6:8, which calls us to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God is so integral to all we hope to accomplish, which was another confirmation that “Micah” would be in our name.
After trying many, many combinations of words with “Micah” to complete our name, we finally landed on “Life.” The reasoning for this is two-fold. First of all, we recognize that the Lord offers new life to the street children of El Salvador. Only in Him is true life found, and it is this life-giving message we hope to convey to these kids who have only known death and destruction. The other reason for “Micah Life” goes back to what the Lord requires of us in Micah 6:8. Acting justly, loving mercy and walking humbly with God are a way of life. It is a day-by-day process of putting off the old and putting on the new, that we look forward to walking with these kids. Our vision is for these children to receive the new life offered them by Christ, and then to walk daily in the Micah life of justice, mercy and humility.