October 13, 2020

Month 1 Update

I challenged the team to meet 300 youth in the first month. Let’s see how we did.

It has been an exciting beginning of the year for new things. New sites, new partners, new kids, new program… well not a brand new program, just a program with some COVID-19...

August 24, 2020

            We always thought the office should just get rid of the windows.

            It became a major expense for the apartment management to continue to fix them over and over again. We thought they should at...

August 23, 2020

                I don’t quite remember when I first met her. It was probably in the space in front of my apartment, where the kids ran and played in the sand. I could tell something was off when she first walked up. She is developmentally disabled, that was apparent, b...

August 22, 2020

               It takes meeting people to really understand what is and isn’t there. Change is slow, time moves like tides moving along the shore, crashing up and down, going somewhere but always receding, slowly carving its way into the sand. It took meeting Lily for...

August 21, 2020

This post includes a list of stories we send out to our mentors during the year to help train and equip them to mentor well.  We have found that the real life stories are helpful in the training process.  We hope you enjoy.

Knocks on the Door

There are no names to p...

August 20, 2020

“You did a good thing” is part of our chant for the year.  My friend got it from a Tik-Tok she saw.  We’ll talk more about it later in this post.

God really provided for us this year.  In a time of isolation and separation, my team went to work these past few month...

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...

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