"I’ve been in Long Beach just under 20 years. I was working for the carnival and staying with a friend out here, and we had a falling out, so I ended up being homeless. I was coming here as a client, and they invited me into the program.
There’s a lot of work that we do here that you know, seems small and for the most part it doesn’t seem like it affects too much, until you see the wider view of things. And then you start seeing how little things affect bigger things. We tend to focus on our own point of view of everything, [but] once you see other people’s perspective of things, it opens up a whole new world of what’s actually going on.
I think the best advice that I could share with anybody is that... ‘No weapon formed against you shall prosper.’ If you can just live by that, I think, you can get through just about anything. You know they always say that God never gives you more than you can handle, but it always seems like when you’re handling something that something else pops up. But you can just focus on what’s in front of you. And so, I focus on what’s going on today, and I let tomorrow handle tomorrow." Thanks to our volunteers, generous community donations, and the consistent support of donors like you, Christian Outreach in Action has been able to serve the Downtown Long Beach community for more than 35 years!
You can help us continue our mission by donating through our website or attending our Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser! (Link in bio)
PANCAKES FOR A CAUSE: Join us for breakfast & raffles at Applebee's Grill + Bar
Breakfast will be on Saturday, June 23rd from 9am-12am 🍴
Your meal includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, red potatoes, juice, and coffee! All funds raised will benefit thousands of under-privileged individuals, families, and seniors in the Long Beach community through programs at COA 🥞
Tickets are just $15! Click the link in our bio or call us at (562) 432-1440 to RSVP ❤️