July 30, 2020

“This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you.” - Hafiz

I first heard this quote in 2010 while I was in college, during a time when I was preparing for and dreaming of becoming an international missionary.  However, instead of some far-off land, God...

May 28, 2020

In mid-March, so much of life felt like it came to a screeching halt in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.  As a society, so many things have changed.  For Care Fresno, after school programs ceased with the Fresno shelter-in-place order, as did our Mission Care cla...

May 10, 2020

        This was a devotion I did for the Care Fresno retreat in Fall 2018.

        I was asked to do a devotional on “what it means to be a disciple of Christ.” For today, we are going to try to answer two main questions:...

March 24, 2020

I had a mentor all through high school.  He was a youth leader at my church and was one of the most impactful people in my life. This is my driving passion for building the mentorship program.

I mentored a student for three years when I lived at the Parks apartment - lo...

March 24, 2020

I noticed that the kids stopped coming to our after school program when they got older.

What a weird experience of growing up, the kids that were in fourth grade when I started serving were now in middle school. I still had pictures of them when I first moved into the P...

March 24, 2020

We are looking for 14 new Mission Care Residents and 14 new Apprentices for the next year. You are probably wondering, what is mission care and what is an apprentice?

Mission Care

People call it the rougher side of town, the communities that are overlooked and under-serv...

March 24, 2020

I firmly believe that one of our best ministry tools costs $5 at Walmart.

             You gotta build your program first. You can’t sit around and expect everyone to just show up. They need a reason to show up and a motivation and a mentor who they trust, or at least s...

March 24, 2020

I walk around my neighborhood and all the terrible things flow back into my mind.  I can’t get them out, they are there, images scarred across my imagination. I lived next to it all but witnessed none of it, just the aftermath of sin at its worst. 

I walk by the po...

March 24, 2020

           

            I remember when you were living at your grandpa’s place, your family was homeless, and you didn’t want to be there because your grandpa was an alcoholic and got violent when he had a little too much to drink. You were ang...

December 10, 2019

“Do you have time for some fun?”  This is a question that one of my girls has been asking me recently when she sees me around the neighborhood and at after school program.  She wants to spend time with me without the focus being on homework or academic activities. I’ve...

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