We consider Houston to be the most beautiful city in the United States because we are the most diverse city in the United States. In 2010, Houston has officially surpassed the likes of Los Angeles and New York as the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the U.S. In 1970, around 62% of the population of Houston was white. By 2010 that number had shrunk to 25.6%. There are more than 145 different languages. According to the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, all major cities of USA will look like Houston in the next 25-30 years. This means that Houston is ahead of the nation and what we do in Houston could be multiplied throughout the whole country.
Another reason why we consider Houston beautiful is because it’s called a “city of refugees.” This title is very deserved because Harris County welcomes about 30 of every 1,000 refugees that U.N. resettles around the world. If you Houston were a country, it would rank fourth in the world for refugee resettlement.
Our prayer is to see a Disciple Making Movement in Houston that will go beyond our city, our state, and our country. We dream and pray for Houston to be known as the “city of God.”