TIJUANA, MEXICO Charity Trip with Bread of Life Christian Church L.A.
REAL STORIES FROM OUR TRIP:
We partnered with a local rehab center, bringing supplies and spending time in prayer. There we met a 21-year-old who was kicked out by his family because he told them he was gay. He then lived as a male prostitute and started a lifestyle of drug abuse. Another member of the rehab had witnessed his wife cheating on him, then lost his job as an engineer, got caught in drug abuse, and lost contact with his children. While his daughter still talked to him, his greatest hope in life was “to see my son again”. In rehab, these young men were able to receive the resources and support to get back on their feet and start a new life.
We found that many of the locals with special skills who had worked in America had recently been deported back to Mexico. Typically, displaced people such as these find it hard to restart a life without an established community to support them and they often end up homeless. Yet, we were so impressed and moved to see how these people who had so little were so willing to share the food and space that they had.
Whether we are treating our clients at the Skin Perfect Brothers clinic or bringing comfort and supplies to those less fortunate around the world, we are passionate about bringing our best to the community. All the staff contributed to donate to the cause and $700 was raised in just a few days.
Disaster Relief After Hurricane Harvey
Together the staff raised $2,461.00 to make a difference in the disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey.