SoCal

So Cal – July 14th

This morning Nate St. Luise, Tyler McKenzie and Tommy Gordon shared their devotionals with the team then we did some exit interviews. Around 10:00 we headed to a park in Boyle Heights to have conversations and invite people to lunch. At 12:30 we had a program while church members grilled hot dogs and provided lunch for us as well as people in the park. We then went to pass out water bottles to homeless people who live under a bridge in the...

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SoCal – July 13th

This morning Knox Johnson, Micah McCoy and Jillian Wagner shared their lessons for the team. Then TK did a teaching time on being an “initiator.” In the afternoon we helped with GBC Norwalk’s Vacation Bible Club Family Party. We did a program and then played some water games with the kids. Dinner was at Wendy’s and then we went to talk to people in the neighborhoods surrounding the church. Host Homes arrived around 8:30! Tomorrow we are going...

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SoCal – July 12th

This morning we had team time and heard lessons from the following people: Brylee Foster, Seth Wirt, Josh Kinyanjui and then Tristan Spuller gave a lesson on “Kindness.” We then went to In-N-Out and the company store for lunch and headed to Huntington Beach. In the evening we made dinner and ate with some prayer and financial partners of Operation Barnabas and the Kurtanecks. In the evening we met in Discipleship Groups and then the students...

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SoCal – July 11th

This morning we went to Grace Community Church – Seal Beach to help with their VBS. They provided lunch for us and then bought our team Cold Stone ice cream as a “thank you” for assisting with the VBS. Then we walked to the beach to strike up spiritual conversations with the people there. In the evening we went to an LA Angels baseball game! Tomorrow we are having team time in the morning and then heading to the beach in the afternoon....

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SoCal – July 10th

This morning we were able to sleep in a little bit and then cleaned up at Grace Fellowship Church in Cherry Valley. Then Parker Minnix gave his devotional and Max Olmedo taught on the character topic of being “thankful.” After those teaching times we headed to El Polo Loco for lunch on our way back to Norwalk GBC. In the afternoon we headed to the mall for a few hours to talk to people and look for opportunities to have spiritual conversations....

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SoCal – July 9th

The first thing we did this morning was clean up at Grace Church of Orange and then headed to Grace Fellowship Church in Cherry Valley. We blitzed the surrounding neighborhoods for their VBS and then went to McDonalds for lunch. The students had good conversations with the people there and then we broke up into two separate groups so one could go do laundry. The other group did manual labor at the church which included moving all of the books...

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