We Target Areas where Homeless Youth Panhandle

And that’s The Beaches of Venice and Santa Monica

    We’ve been doing weekly outreaches to the Venice Beach & Santa Monica Beach areas for many years. At any given moment there are up to 1,000 people living on the beach, sleeping in the parks, in the streets or under the piers. At least 10% of those are homeless, runaway, throw-away Youth. Many of them are involved in human trafficking, street prostitution, recruited into gangs and burying their pain in drugs, alcohol, etc.

    The fact that thousands of nearby residents come to this tourist attraction makes it the perfect spot for the homeless youth to come to live for panhandling. We distribute food, socks, blankets, or ponchos – whatever the Lord has provided to us through you, to distribute. We’ll often hold raffles for more expensive items to draw a crowd and then we share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    We don’t just lead them to the Lord and walk away. We offer them a place to come to get off the street for a few days, a week, a month or however long they wish. With daily Bible study and prayer, they get a chance to learn of the Lord and see if they’d like to be a part of a longer discipleship program.

We present the Gospel Simply

First, we Draw a Crowd

   Sometimes we start off by inviting everyone to a raffle for something of value to them, perhaps a skateboard or a boom-box. Of course, we’ll preach the Gospel before the drawing!

   Often it’s food that we draw them with. Free hamburgers, hot dogs, even bologna sandwiches the team makes before we go out are always good. Everyone is hungry.

We'll present Several of our Ministries

    Being fishers of men, we will cast out using several different baits. In this very short video, you’ll see us presenting our Computer Training Ministry. We ask them to come to 8 classes where we teach them basic computer skills, including helping them write their résumé plus how to find and apply for a job on the internet.

Upon completion of those classes, we’ll give them a donated, refurbished Dell Laptop that even has a warranty! We are as gentle as doves, but here’s the wise as serpents part of that: Each and every class starts off with prayer and a mini-bible-study and an opportunity to accept the Lord Jesus into their hearts.

You’ll see us mention of “New Beginnings” Men’s Home as being available for those who want to come. Everything we do is geared toward an end, getting them saved and if needed, into one of one of our free Live-In discipleship programs.

Beaten abused Young Girl on the Santa Monica beach

Our Hearts Break for the Runaway, throw-away youth.

Life on the streets is dangerous for young girls. We gave McDonald’s hamburgers and socks to a runaway girl on Venice Beach. She was severely beaten with a black eye and a broken jaw for resisting a rape situation.

Your Gifts of McDonalds Gift Certificates make this possible.

Beaten abused Young Girl on the Santa Monica beach

Our Hearts Break for the Runaway, throw-away youth.

Life on the streets is dangerous for young girls. We gave McDonald’s hamburgers and socks to a runaway girl on Venice Beach. She was severely beaten with a black eye and a broken jaw for resisting a rape situation.

Your Gifts of McDonalds Gift Certificates make this possible.

Beaten abused Young Girl on the Santa Monica beach

Our Hearts Break for the Runaway, throw-away youth.

Life on the streets is dangerous for young girls. We gave McDonald’s hamburgers and socks to a runaway girl on Venice Beach. She was severely beaten with a black eye and a broken jaw for resisting a rape situation.

Your Gifts of McDonalds Gift Certificates make this possible.

The Youth Build their Own Homes

The Blankets that we distribute to build relationships are used for more than just body warmth. It’s pretty common for the youth to couple-up and make a tent to sleep in. They build their own portable homes for shelter.

Your Blanket Donations are Important.

The Youth Build their Own Homes

The Blankets that we distribute to build relationships are used for more than just body warmth. It’s pretty common for the youth to couple-up and make a tent to sleep in. They build their own portable homes for shelter.

Your Blanket Donations are Important.

The Youth Build their Own Homes

The Blankets that we distribute to build relationships are used for more than just body warmth. It’s pretty common for the youth to couple-up and make a tent to sleep in. They build their own portable homes for shelter.

Your Blanket Donations are Important.

We give tarps because that can make the difference between sleeping dry or sleeping wet

We Distribute All-Important Tarps

This young girl shows how grateful she is to receive a tarp by snapping a picture with one of our volunteers. A tarp makes a world of difference when the rains come and can be the deciding factor in whether they sleep dry or not.

Your Donations of Tarps are Making a Difference in Lives!

We give tarps because that can make the difference between sleeping dry or sleeping wet

We Distribute All-Important Tarps

This young girl shows how grateful she is to receive a tarp by snapping a picture with one of our volunteers. A tarp makes a world of difference when the rains come and can be the deciding factor in whether they sleep dry or not.

Your Donations of Tarps are Making a Difference in Lives!

We give tarps because that can make the difference between sleeping dry or sleeping wet

We Distribute All-Important Tarps

This young girl shows how grateful she is to receive a tarp by snapping a picture with one of our volunteers. A tarp makes a world of difference when the rains come and can be the deciding factor in whether they sleep dry or not.

Your Donations of Tarps are Making a Difference in Lives!

The Way to A Troubled Heart is through an Empty Stomach

Christmas and Thanksgiving Outreaches are Big Events

We see up to 100 people accept Jesus into their lives everytime we do these. Churches and Youth groups partner with us to feed as many as 500 meals during these events. Because it’s usually cold and wet this time of year, we’ll distribute blankets, tarps, ponchos and/or raincoats. Often we’ll make up toiletry kits that include a New Testament and a gospel flyer so they even feel like they got something for Christmas.

This lady, age 24 , cried as I prayed for her. She had been beaten , had 2 black eyes and been robbed

We are so Burdened to Help these Youth

This lady, age 24, cried as we prayed for her. She had been beaten, had 2 black eyes and been robbed of all that she had.
This lady, age 24 , cried as I prayed for her. She had been beaten , had 2 black eyes and been robbed

We are so Burdened to Help these Youth

This lady, age 24, cried as we prayed for her. She had been beaten, had 2 black eyes and been robbed of all that she had.
This lady, age 24 , cried as I prayed for her. She had been beaten , had 2 black eyes and been robbed

We are so Burdened to Help these Youth

This lady, age 24, cried as we prayed for her. She had been beaten, had 2 black eyes and been robbed of all that she had.
distributing raincoats for the homeless youth

Raincoats for the Youth

The Beach life isn’t all sun and hot weather. The runaway, throw-away youth of the beaches have to endure some pretty harsh weather and knowing their needs and filling that need is an excellent pathway to building relationships that lead them to Christ and maybe into one of our programs.
distributing raincoats for the homeless youth

Raincoats for the Youth

The Beach life isn’t all sun and hot weather. The runaway, throw-away youth of the beaches have to endure some pretty harsh weather and knowing their needs and filling that need is an excellent pathway to building relationships that lead them to Christ and maybe into one of our programs.
distributing raincoats for the homeless youth

Raincoats for the Youth

The Beach life isn’t all sun and hot weather. The runaway, throw-away youth of the beaches have to endure some pretty harsh weather and knowing their needs and filling that need is an excellent pathway to building relationships that lead them to Christ and maybe into one of our programs.

Once a week Feedings

Once a week we do feedings that solidify our commitment to these homeless youth. They know they can trust us because with very few exceptions, they see us every single week.

Once a week Feedings

Once a week we do feedings that solidify our commitment to these homeless youth. They know they can trust us because with very few exceptions, they see us every single week.

Once a week Feedings

Once a week we do feedings that solidify our commitment to these homeless youth. They know they can trust us because with very few exceptions, they see us every single week.

Does what we do sound like something you'd like to be a part of?

We’d like to think that most Christians would like to, but time or geography stands in the way.

There are several ways you can participate in this work.

Commit to pray for us:

    Sign up for the REAL-TIME MINISTRY ALERTS and you’ll get a text when we are on our way out and are requesting your prayer covering. In one respect, this is arguably the most valuable contribution you can make. Most monthly donors signup to get these alerts and pray for us as well! Most times, after the outreach is done, we’ll inform you of what good what done and how many souls were saved thanks to your prayers.

Volunteer:

    “Boots on the Ground” make the Army of God run.  Whether you one person, a small group or a whole church group, we invite you to come and learn though experience how to do what we do. We have taught close to five thousand people how to do this back in their areas over the past 33 years. When you do it yourself with us, you’ll feel confident to go back home and reach your area for Christ using the same methods.

Donate Goods and Services:

    Goods? We need clothes, blankets, toiletries, tarps, ponchos, and socks. LOADS of Socks! McDonalds Gift cards are a favorite. Handing out a free McDonald’s Burger is a great tool for us. Just call us to ask us what we need and have a bunch of it sent to us. We use these things to open the door for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They are quite literally the “lifeblood” of the ministry. Our men’s rehabilitation home and discipleship program are always in need of a great many items.

    Services? If you are a professional with a skill or have a business, the chances are pretty good that there is something you do that can help us. Call us to find out if your business, skill set or abilities are something that you can contribute to this worthy cause.

Commit to Monthly Financial Support

Partnership with us is the same with the Lord as you doing the works yourself. Maybe you wish you had time to feed the hungry, bring the homeless into your house, or preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to total strangers in the public square. Maybe you don’t. We believe that when you partner with us, it’s the same as you doing the work in the Lord’s eyes.

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