Aaron & Emily Starr
When Aaron and Emily Starr moved to Milo-Grogan with a vision to disciple people in hard places, Reaching the Nations International (RTNI) was born. The Starrs made their personal home on 2nd Avenue a base of ministry in February 2007, and since that time, more than 800 youth have spent time in their home or participated in RTNI activities. They connect through board games and meals, and talk about how God impacts their every-day lives. Over 500 volunteers have been a part of the RTNI family, and each have been changed by the bright, tenacious youth they serve. RTNI recognizes urban youth as uniquely equipped to be leaders and influencers for the Kingdom of God because of their connection to both the suffering and compassion of Jesus.