January 17th, 2017

I Dream of Fish and The Batman Lego Movie

According to the United Nations, 805 million people are malnourished. One in every nine people on our planet go to bed hungry each night. One out of six children — roughly 101 million — in developing countries is underweight. Learning these facts inspired Ecclesian youth, Miles Lin in 2014 to start his own foundation, I […]

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August 7th, 2016

The Others: Week 1 Notes and Quotes

On a recent Freakonomics Podcast Olympia Snow 34 year Congresswoman & Senator from Maine, said “We are experiencing the worst polarization since the end of Reconstruction in 1879.   Analysis shows that in 1982 there were 58 senators that came between the most conservative democrats and the most liberal republicans. Today, for the fourth time in […]

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December 4th, 2015

A Story from the Winter Refuge

On November 12 of this year, actress Pauley Perette was attacked by a homeless man in Hollywood. After the assault, she said he “headed towards Hollywood Blvd with murder in his eyes.” Rolling back the calendar 10 months to January, I helped serve dinner to a group of homeless people as part of the Winter […]

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October 31st, 2015

It’s Time to Tell a New Story

A year into my ministry in Brussels, I had a revelation that was both liberating and terrifying at the same time. After spending hours listening to secular university students, career-minded young adults and parents, I came to this realization: Jesus Christ, as I was accustomed to sharing Him, had nothing to offer these people. The […]

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August 5th, 2015

A Meeting in Kenya

Co-creating a week-long summer camp for dozens of youth is difficult. Co-creating a week-long summer camp for dozens of youth with collaborators on another continent is double-doubly difficult. Needless to say once we finally arrived in Kenya there was some anxiety in my heart as we approached our first meeting with our collaborators at Homecare. […]

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May 13th, 2015

Returning to Kenya

Imagine yourself in a sea of smiles, hugs, and laughter. Now, test your imagination a little more and try to imagine meeting some of the most loving and resilient children – children that have dreams and aspirations. Almost instantly upon meeting these children, they welcome you with open arms and accept you as family. These […]

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March 19th, 2015

Kenya Team: Christine Chaffee

Christine Chaffee was part of the 2014 Kenya Team.  In gearing up for this year’s trip, we wanted to share her experience. 1.  Tell us a little bit about yourself.  How long have you been at Ecclesia?  Have you traveled internationally a lot?  Was this your first time to Kenya? This was my first time in Kenya, […]

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March 1st, 2015

Be Part of the 2015 Kenya Team

We are looking for people to be part of this year’s Kenya team!  In the past, our teams have planned and executed a huge kids camp.  This year we’re doing something different.  The Kenya leaders that work in Kibera are actually going to lead the camp! The first half of the trip, our Ecclesian team […]

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February 25th, 2015

Serve at Avenues Pregnancy Clinic

Ladies, here are four ways that you can get involved at Avenues Pregnancy Clinic! Women are needed to work the reception desks at both the Glendale and Hollywood facilities.  They are looking for kind, compassionate people to be the first faces that women in crisis will see as they walk through the door. You can donate new or […]

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