LA Mission Trip 2019

 

LA MISSION TRIP 2019

More Reflections

Student Story: Anna What is one way you will live differently from this experience? I now know how easy it is for me to talk to people and how much it makes them happy to be listened to. I will now make an effort to be more outgoing. In addition, I ...
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Reflections

The last few days we have taken some time as family groups and as a large group to reflect on what God has done this week. We asked the students and leaders to answer a few questions for us. Stay tuned for some of their responses. Student Story: Ella M ...
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Wrapping Up

This morning was our final opportunity to serve with the Dream Center. Our team was split up across five neighborhoods. We got to hand out food, clothes and toys for the kids. We got to play with kids in the playgrounds and clean up garbage. Some of the groups helped ...
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Wrapping up Serving

After dinner Thursday night we went to church at Angelus Temple – the church associated with the Dream Center. It was a different experience than some of our students have seen before so it brought about good conversations about what they liked, what they didn’t prefer and what is important ...
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Student Stories Continued

Reflections from Alyssa and Brooke! Alyssa: “This week I participated in the food truck outreach. Before we passed out food, I was able to talk with several people who came to get the groceries. In one conversation with a woman named Lydia, I was able to ask how her day was going ...
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More Student Stories

Here are a few more student stories from how God is working in our students: Matthew reflect on Isaiah 1:2-3  It talks about the fact that Israel knows God but are rebelling against him. I feel like a lot of the people we get to serve don’t know God. We have the ...
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Student Stories: Halle

We are halfway through our time of serving at the Dream Center. Last night we spent time as a whole group in prayer, solo time and reflections of what we have experienced so far. We asked our students to share with us some of the things God is teaching them ...
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Skid Row Pt. 2

Walking through a heavily homeless populated area with essentials brings out many people with innumerable needs. Each story complex, each person unique, each conversation meaningful. We are undoubtedly discovering more than we could have imagined. We are learning that no project is done at a particular site until we are ...
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Skid Row Pt. 1

With service projects in full swing, several students had the opportunity to experience Skid Row today. This was an extremely eye-opening experience for many students and leaders as they entered a 55-block community that has an overwhelming homeless population. It is hard for the city to take a count of ...
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Day One of Ministry

Today was our first full day at the Dream Center. After breakfast this morning our teams started their first ministry assignments. Half of our team went to the Angleus Temple (the church associated with the Dream Center) where they did a morning of prayer. The team was reminded of the ...
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Orientation Day at the Dream Center

This morning our team got to enjoy some time as individual family groups. Many of our groups went to the beach and enjoyed sunshine, games in the sand, walks on the boardwalk and yummy food. The extra time this morning with our family groups provided more opportunities for students and ...
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Universal Studios

Today we got to have an amazing day at a fun park - Universal Studios! It is always a fun experience to have the opportunity to play at a park with 70 of your friends from church! We had a great time trying new rides, eating new food and having ...
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Preparing Our Hearts!

Our gathering and time of worship tonight has begun to prepare our hearts for what the Lord has in store for us this week. Pastor Josh Lewis opened by pointing us to Christ’s example of humility in Philippians 2:3-11. We followed our time in God’s Word with a time of ...
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Successful Travel Day!

We had a great day of travel! It was a long day with a flight delay and a quick layover before jumping on another flight. We landed in time for dinner with our family groups and an evening of a little bit of sightseeing and family bonding time. We have ...
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The Big Day is Almost Here

Today, some of our staff team flew down to LA to prepare the 8 vans we have reserved for our team. This will help us significantly cut down waiting time after we land by being able to just go straight to our vans instead of waiting for the rental company ...
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2 days to go!

Last weekend we had our final team meeting with the team and parents. We talked through final details of travel, packing and the schedule for the upcoming week. The students were also introduced to their family groups. Family groups are made up of 6 students and 2-3 leaders that will serve ...
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High School Mission Trip 2019

Welcome to the LA Dream Center Mission Trip blog! We will be posting on this throughout the trip as we capture stories of how God is working in the lives of our students and leaders during our time in LA. The Dream Centers Motto is “We get to serve.” This ...
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