Los Angeles Service TriP
(This trip is active for 2019.)
The Los Angeles Service Trip works through an organization called Union Rescue Mission, a Christian organization dedicated to helping the homeless. As a team, The King’s Academy will partner with URM to serve the needs of inner-city communities, both materially and spiritually. This can take on any number of forms, but generally, the types of needs remain fairly consistent—all people need food, water, clothing, and Jesus— URM is committed to life transformational ministry through the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There is no doubt about it—the depraved landscape of the inner city is significantly different from most other service trip destinations. But God is still powerfully at work there. Nineveh, that great city of many years ago, was turned completely around by the eventual obedience of just one person—Jonah—fulfilling his calling to bring God’s word to the city. Los Angeles is another great city where God’s message is truly needed today, and where even one person from TKA can help share that Good News.
The L.A. Service Trip team of juniors and seniors will provide service to inner-city residents alongside other leaders and participants. Members will likely experience settings that may be uncomfortable, and they may be around others who may make them feel uncomfortable. This is not an opportunity for team members to compare levels of bravado, but to bring love and compassion where there has been mostly emptiness and disdain. Team members will be challenged to grow new eyes for service, new ears for compassion, new thoughts for responding, and new hearts for people living in the city.