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...

July 16, 2019

June 16-20 was our annual Care Camp, where we brought 64 youth from the communities where we run neighborhood programs to Calvin Crest in Oakhurst for 5 days of fun camp activities!  Youth played games, made crafts, went hiking and boating, ate great food, made s’mores...

May 2, 2019

When this school year finishes next month, I will have completed working at an after school program for 10 consecutive years, 5 of those years with Care Fresno.  I’ve learned a lot, but after 10 years, I still struggle when it comes to disciplining kids and there are c...

March 25, 2019

The other day during recreation time at after school program, we brought out frisbees.  One of my third grade girls had never played with a frisbee before. We stood a few feet away and I tossed her the frisbee...and she caught it with her nose.  I rushed over to make s...

December 6, 2018

One day last week, the room where my Care Club after school program meets was not available. My roommates and I decided to invite our kids to our apartment for a makeshift program day.  On that rainy day, we served hot chocolate and one of our new volunteers brought a...

September 10, 2018

August 24-26 was the Mission Care Fall Retreat for our residents and staff.  Throughout the weekend, current and previous residents shared with the new and returning residents from their own journey with Care Fresno.  Here is part of what I shared with the team regardi...

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