TAG: CHILDREN


When a Church Skips Sunday Service To Help a Cause

I couldn’t believe we decided to cancel our Sunday service. BY ANDREW ALESSO On July 1st at Thrive LA we asked our entire congregation to skip church and go participate in a fundraiser hosted by a local small business on behalf of families separated and detained at the border. It wasn’t even a Christian event. The event raised over $15,000 for free legal aid for those families, helped us form amazing relationships...

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Stadia: Every Child To Experience Love of Jesus Through a Local Church

Stadia, a national church planting organization that places children as a priority, is working on its tenth collaborative church plant in the Los Angeles area, said executive Nathan Hawkins. “I get to visit a lot of great cities and there’s something unique about Los Angeles,” said Hawkins during a recent Together LA Facebook Live video stream (below). “I do believe it’s an epicenter of culture. It’s a place where people...

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Families Belong Together; DTLA Rally For Immigration Policy Reform

A demonstration and prayer vigil about US immigration policy under intensified scrutiny organized by religious leaders of different faiths and denominations met outside the Downtown Los Angeles headquarters of ICE and the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday (6/21). BY COLTON CURRY I was fortunate enough to participate in this rally in support of immigration policy reform and to stand in solidarity with my brothers and sisters who are being detained...

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Hispanic Evangelical Leaders React To President’s Action, Crisis At The Border

A nationwide outrage over an immigration policy that allowed the separation of children from parents detained at the southern border did not appear to diffuse much despite President Donald Trump’s executive order signed Wednesday to stop the practice. While leaders in the Hispanic evangelical community in the U.S., such as Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and Wilfredo De Jesús, influential speaker and pastor, praised...

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Building Relationships: The Cause Behind Strong Tower Ministries and the WetNWild5K

At first glance, it may appear to some that Strong Tower Ministries, based in Orange County, Central California, and Baja, Mexico is simply about providing construction labor and services for other, already established ministries in Mexico. However, after more than a decade of serving orphans, youth, and families needing care up and down our neighboring country to the south, it is clear that God is using Strong Tower for so...

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