“Sell your possessions & give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near & no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Luke 12:33-34 (NIV)
PassionLA's 2020 Vision
This year was an awesome year for PassionLA, but next year is going to be even better. PassionLA's Fresh Start program has began a partnership to work weekly in Dorthy Kirby Juvenile Probation Camp and monthly at Olive Crest, a program that supports Foster Youth. We will are also working to increase our capacity at our other sites such as Lincoln High School, Gand Reduction Youth Development, Boys & Girls Club, and others in the local area. We have also begun to meet with local organizations such as Smith Tech High School, Pueblo High School and more to develop new sites. Our PassionLA network which includes Campus Life (Local High School Bible Studies), Teen Night, Kids Night, Young Adults Night and Small Discipleship Groups is looking currently partnering with Youth For Christ (Yes the one that first began with Billy Graham) to multiple its impact through in Los Angeles. Our ImpactLA program will be focusing its efforts on helping teens fight human trafficking through our Urban Leadership Academy. We will also be launching our Indigenous Staff Internship Program to help Young Adults from the areas we serve, learn how to minister and fight to evangelize their community.
UYWI Mini Documentary on PassionLA
This year PassionLA was featured on a min-documentary produced by Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI). This mini-documentary was shown nation wide to the UYWI audience and helped raise funds to help UYWI keep providing resources to Urban Youth Workers through out the nation. Please Click the link above to check it out.
Rest in Peace Ricardo
Ricardo was a good hearted kid who struggled to overcome the obstacles he grew up in. He was a member of PassionLA and was in a relationship with one of our other students Sarah. On November 8th, Ricardo was shot to death in Boyle Heights. He was not a gang member, he was a 17 year old kid trying to make positive changes in his life. He always wanted to be a chef, so he got a job dishwashing hoping to earn a position as a cook at a local restaurant. He was walking home from his second day on the job when he stopped to eat some food and was senselessly murdered by two local gang members who mistook him for a member of a rival gang, one of them ended up being a friend he grew up with.
Please, Help Us Send Young People to Camp
Last year at camp, PassionLA Kids gave their lives to Christ for the first time, worshipped God for the first time, and dedicated themselves to ministry. Please help it happen again this year, by helping send our kids to camp. We just need $8,155 more to provide enough financial aid for kids struggling to raise the funds on their own. Click this link to donate funds:
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