So often we look around for opportunities to meet needs, our eyes are drawn overseas. But here in the US, there are so many opportunities to be light to people who need Jesus. In Los Angeles alone, more than 51,000 men, women and children have no place to call home. Approximately 957,000 adults here are classified as “food insecure” in this region. There are also an additional 640,000 children who also face each day not knowing if they will get enough to eat.
But there is hope! Compelled by a vision to impact all of Los Angeles by addressing people’s physical, material, and spiritual needs, The Dream Center's purpose is to reconnect isolated people to God. They also connect them to a community of support by providing human services that address immediate and long-term needs in the areas of homelessness, hunger, poverty, addiction, education, and human trafficking.
Join us for a week in LA as we serve alongside of this ministry, to not only gain awareness for the needs right in our own country, but also to find practical ways we can step out in faith to meet the needs of others while also sharing the life-giving message of the Gospel with them.
WE WILL INVEST IN THE COMMUNITY
Your team will have the chance to help with A hot dog cart THAT goes into areas where people are experiencing homelessness.
You will ALSO servE the community by picking up trash, painting, sweeping the streets, and basically aNYTHING ELSE that CAN help change the atmosphere of thE block!
WE WILL PROVIDE MEALS FOR THE HUNGRY
you will have the opportunity to help baG unprepared groceries at the Food Bank and hand them out to APPROXIMATELY 600 community members who need it.
You will also BE A part of a Food Truck Ministry that goes to 32 distribution sites each month and serves more than 40,000 people!
WE WILL SERVE FAMILIES IN NEED
Your team will work alongside the Dream Center’s Transitional Housing Program for families that are experiencing homelessness.
They are able to seek refuge and safety here and receive housing, food, clothing, and showers for up to six months, And YOU will have the chance to meet many of these families and provide childcare while parents are at work, GED classes, doing laundry, etc.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT TAKING A TRIP TO LA, CALIFORNIA
Transportation: Crossroads Missions will arrange all of your transportation during your trip; it is included in the trip cost.
Vaccinations: Please consult your family doctor and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for the most up to date information on vaccinations needed for travel to your specific destination.