LA Mission Trip 2016

Thank You!!

We have been home for a week and we are praising God for all He did in the lives of our students and leaders as we served with the Dream Center. During the whole trip we felt the prayers of many people back home. Thank you for sending us and ...
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Coming Home

What is one way you will live differently from this experience?  Gratefulness and more often reaching out to people to try to lead them to God or just be their friend. I won't hesitate to speak with those that I am lead to talk with. I will have more compassion ...
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Some More Stories…

What did you learn about God this week?  That He is always providing for His people, no matter how small. His love is deeper, wider, stronger than I had previously known. He understands. I got to pray with a few people who spoke no english but they (dream center team) ...
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Stories of what God did…

Our students have been home for a week and we are praising God for all He was pleased to do in each of our lives last week. Here are what some of our students and leaders had to say about the week: What did you learn about yourself this week?  I ...
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We Are Home!!

After a delayed flight, Southwest Airlines held our connection flight for over an hour so we didn't get stuck in Sacramento. Thank you, Southwest for taking such good care of us! The flight attendant who has been flying for over 25 years told us that we were the best group ...
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On The Plane!!

We made it on the plane and are praying they can hold the connection flight for us. Southwest is doing all they can for us! Thank you, Southwest! Oh the joys of travel! #Prayfor64 ...
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FLIGHT DELAY

There has been a significant delay in our first flight out. The plane is due to arrive and leave after our connection flight is taking off. We are doing all we can to get on and make our next flight. Parents please stay tuned to social media AND your emails ...
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Last Full Day

This afternoon our students finished off their serving through various ministries. Despite the rain and it being the final day serving they had great attitudes. After serving we packed up our things and headed back towards the airport area. We crashed the local Chilis restaurant and had a great meal together.   The ...
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Final Afternoon of Service

Our students are headed out all around town for our final afternoon of service. Some are doing construction; some are running hot dog carts; others are writing letters and some are handing out food with the food carts. The rain came in just in time for us to head outside ...
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Final Night at the Dream Center

This afternoon our students were sent to two different spots. Most of our students were working the food trucks again this afternoon. They bagged food; passed out food; talked with and prayed for dozens of people. Despite the rain they still had big smiles on their faces. We are also ...
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Thursday

Last night we took the students to the Griffith Observatory where we got amazing views of the city. Then we enjoyed a planetarium showing where many of our students found themselves nodding off "under the stars." This morning our students were busy loading food trucks for distribution; cleaning toilets and ...
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Wednesday Evening

Our students had another full day of serving. Groups in the morning spent time organizing cardboard that will be turned in for money. Others helped prepare food truck supplies while others served in the kitchen. This afternoon our students were in two groups: one group with the Adopt-a-block project where we ...
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Encouragement Notes

Thank you for praying for our students so faithfully. We can feel the support from each of you and please know your prayers do make a difference! It is that time of the week where the heat; emotions; work and close living quarters will begin to hit our students. If you ...
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Skid Row Stories

Student Story: Lily M Going to Skid Row was very eye opening and humbling. I realized how hard it is for these people, and how dangerous. At first I was assigned to filling bags with food, and I heard the person next to me just saying “Bless this bag” and I ...
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Skid Row Experiences

Student Story: Jaysen C. I never thought I would find myself in Skid Row. Being there was something that changed the way on how I look at life. I now realize that I take everything for granted. I have a warm bed to sleep, while many don’t even have shelter for ...
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Serving Begins

This morning our students began serving in various ministries on campus. Some were working alongside the women in the discipleship program cleaning toilets. Others were sorting clothes; cleaning trash and some spent the morning with the elementary school kids (most of whom are children of staff members and some homeless families ...
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Checked Into the Dream Center

Today our students slept in after a couple full days of experiencing California. We had lunch at Calvary Baptist Church - thanks Kassebaum Family! Then we headed off to check into the Dream Center.  We got settled into our rooms and then had our Orientation with the staff. We learned more about ...
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Monday Stories

Student Story: Lexton B  What makes you most anxious about this trip? Having my faith stretched. That's the big thing! I say that because I, personally, have never had my faith pushed so this will be a very good thing for me. Student Story: Alex G Why did you sign up to be a ...
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Sunday Update

We had a full day of experiencing California! This morning we took the students to Saddleback Community Church to join their High School Ministry. We worshipped together and enjoyed looking around the Church campus. Marty & Cole represented HCC in the Taco Bell Olympics - way to go, Marty and Cole! We ...
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Student Stories

Student Story: Bree M Why did you sign up to be a part of the Spring Break Trip to LA? I wanted to be a part of this trip for multiple reasons. I suppose you could say I wanted to grow closer but I primarily just wanted to find Him in the ...
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