November 7, 2016

God has given my mentee Alexa a heart for people who are homeless.  When Alexa prays before we share a meal together, she frequently prays for the homeless and those who do not have food, that God would give them food.  Alexa prays with expectation that God will take c...

October 13, 2016

This year's Fall Ball theme was "Help me write my story," during which we invited attendees into the Care Fresno story and shared stories with them. Every story has a setting and the setting for the Care Fresno story is the neighborhoods in which we live.  As part of F...

August 29, 2016

July 31-August 4 was the 7th Annual Care Camp.  In order for Care Camp to happen, Care Fresno depends on Calvin Crest’s generous discount on the use of its campground, on every single meal being donated and delivered by churches, organizations, and individuals, and on...

July 8, 2016

Throughout the past year, my roommates and I have frequently used the phrase “unexpected bonding”

to refer to uncomfortable and unwelcome experiences we have faced together that have led to us

becoming closer friends and partners in ministry.  We have also used “unexpect...

May 11, 2016

On Tuesday, kids came bounding into our after school program full of energy. As they chattered about their day, they asked when story time would start. Several of the kids at our program eagerly look forward to story time, rushing to write the verse for the week on the...

May 2, 2016

“Play matters for all kids” was splayed on the back of bright purple t-shirts when I arrived at FIRM 

(Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries) last weekend. Thanks to Kaboom!, Kaiser Permanente, and many volunteers, a playground was built at FIRM, where our after...

April 4, 2016

I recently heard that there is no such thing as a “Junior Holy Spirit;” the same Spirit that raised Christ 

from the dead is at work in the life of every person who believes in Jesus, regardless of age or any other 

characteristic.  The kids Care Fresno serves all need t...

February 8, 2016

When I moved to Summerset, it was easy to notice the aspects of the complex that were less than ideal.  At the same time, it was impossible to miss the gardens that were all over the complex, in front of nearly every apartment, to the point that a unit without a garden...

December 29, 2015

A state of emergency has been proclaimed over my new home.  The gas at the Summerset Village Apartments where I live with Mai Chai and Jess was turned off on Thursday, November 12, leaving residents without gas for heat, hot water, or use of their gas stoves. My roomma...

October 20, 2015

I like schedules.  I like lists and orders and organization.  I like how in my Outlook calendar an event fills a box and only the intended box, signaling the end of one activity and beginning of another.  As such, I am skilled at compartmentalizing my life and putting...

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