Stories

Right Where You’re At

Posted by on Oct 28th, 2013 in Stories | 0 comments

God is in the gutters of Hollywood.  Every week, we see Him on the streets.  From 11pm to 2am, friends gather to have church on the concrete.  We come from different backgrounds – homeless, college grads, high school drop-outs, saints, addicts, bangers, and believers – all broken but mended only with the glue of Christ’s blood.  The most amazing part of this journey is to watch the Holy Spirit at work.  Whether a friend is high or low, just turned a trick, or about to find one, for a brief moment the streets take pause and read the...

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October Prayer Requests

Posted by on Oct 22nd, 2013 in Prayer Requests | 0 comments

“But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” (Jeremiah 29:7) As we seek to make our cities well, we in turn become made well ourselves. -Antquan Washington, Executive Director Please pray for our friends below. All names have been changed for privacy. Johan came to church for the first time at our Refuge service. After hearing about salvation and receiving a bible, he prayed to receive Christ! Please pray for the gospel to...

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March Prayer Requests

Posted by on Mar 20th, 2013 in Prayer Requests | 0 comments

“Justin” Please pray for him to get off of the streets, find true identity in Christ, and that we’d be able to get to know him. Please pray for “Taylor” to have safety and serenity, continue to come, have more opportunities for discipleship and be able to have a home to live in. “Shawn” Please pray that we’d get more time for real talks, that he’d keep opening up, and that he could get housing. “Andrew” came to Hollywood from Indianapolis would like for us to pray for him to have...

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From the Winter Refuge: Not Without Purpose

Posted by on Mar 9th, 2013 in Stories | 0 comments

I find that in the day-to-day walking with the poor in the city, the compassion which drives me, at times, get buried beneath the sheer number of unsolved problems and complex individuals. So much so that even the multiple verses that concentrate on serving the poor in scripture seem to lack power and rationality. “The poor you will always have with you” (Mark 14) seems far more reasonable than, “If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness”(Isaiah 58) For...

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