When the Curbside Community Center van rolls into town, communities across the High Desert are served. Whether food, water, shoes, or clothing—Pastor Abel Razo and the more than 40 Curbside volunteers are fulfilling basic as well as spiritual needs.
The stories are startling, yet repeat themselves often: A lonely young girl begins chatting with a cute boy online. A beautiful young woman is enticed by an advertisement to model.A child is removed from a horribly abusive home environment and placed with a foster family
Jacob Berry amazes me. The 28-year-old preacher from Oklahoma considers a rare form of muscular dystrophy a gift from God. He has lived with this condition his entire life. He maintains an incredible attitude, displays a charming sense of humor and is armed with a quick wit despite being confined to a wheelchair and dependent on a breathing machine.
The strong winds of Hurricane Maria caused power outage in the whole island of Puerto Rico, affecting 3.4 million citizens. Landslides blocked many roads and massive flooding submerged villages, reports Premier. Immediately, Christian charity group Samaritan's Purse sent humanitarian aid to each affected islands in the Caribbean.
By the time Big Al Aceves was 15, he was committing crimes like robbery and selling drugs, landing him in prison. Having grown up in an abusive home, Al turned to gangs to be his family. The prison gangs taught young Al the ways to survive.
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