On Easter Sunday, 2008, Malibu Presbyterian Church honored a $500,000 commitment to help build a center for inner-city teenagers in the middle of five gang turfs in Los Angeles.
What makes this gift exceptionally noteworthy is that one day after Malibu Presbyterian Church made this commitment, their church burned to the ground during a California wildfire in October.
Before raising the money to rebuild their sanctuary and church facilities, Malibu Presbyterian Church honored their commitment to the youth in urban Los Angeles. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined me in accepting the check and thanking the congregation for their memorable demonstration of Christian love. Los Angeles Councilwoman Wendy Greuel read a Proclamation from the City of Los Angeles thanking this wonderful congregation.
I encourage you to visit www.worldimpact.org. There you can see a report from one of the television stations that attended the services, read an account from the Daily News and a noteworthy article from Westmont College.
Information and pictures about the Teen Center are also available, along with instructions on how you can give to help complete the funding for this inner-city Teen Center.
Thank you and God bless you!
Man, that is so cool! We messed up humans sure mess a lot of stuff up, but occasionally, when we're faithful to the Spirit's leading in our lives, we do things that really put our faith into practice! I may not agree with all things "Presbyterian," but nice job Malibu Pres!