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People often think of Los Angeles as a beautiful city with famous celebrities, huge mansions and beautiful beaches, but hidden behind the wealth and success exists thousands of people who are in a state of homelessness — and they live in a place called Skid Row.
On these dirty streets the contrast between the wealthy and the poor is one of the greatest in the country.
Along with Next Step, you will partner with organizations that are dedicated to empower those in the city who are experiencing physical and spiritual oppression. Places like the Union Rescue Mission, a ministry that helps thousands of people get off the streets and build a new life.
You will serve with ministries and homeless shelters on Skid Row, reaching out to at-risk youth and helping people living in poverty. By developing friendships and helping people meet their basic needs, you will have a chance to see Christ in action. While you may have an opportunity to work on some minor repair projects within the community, this trip focuses on relational ministry and being a support to organizations working on Skid Row.
On your free day, spend time doing community outreach or relax on the beautiful Santa Monica Beach.
Share in the joy that is found from connecting with the many dynamic residents of Los Angeles and realize that while you may be physically and economically worlds apart, you are not much different from each other.
Middle School, High School, College, Family
2013 Dates Available
Week 1: June 9 - June 15 Call for Availability
Week 2: June 16 - June 22 Call for Availability
Week 3: June 23 - June 29
Week 4: June 30 - July 6
Week 5: July 7 - July 13
Week 6: July 14 - July 20
Week 7: July 21 - July 27 Call for Availability
Week 8: July 28 - Aug 3
Week 9: Aug 4 - Aug 10
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