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Team LA-AX: Day 3

Hey it’s Katie coming at you today live from L.A. Day 3: we did so much cool stuff today I have trouble comprehending it all. Our day started with making breakfast not only for ourselves but also for the community. On the menu for both groups was eggs and ham from Trader Joe’s; talk about gourmet breakfast. During breakfast I had the joy of talking to an old Hispanic lady about her life. The catch—she could only speak Spanish. It was such a wonderful experience and I’m so glad that I was able to talk to her and make her feel welcome, and she had so much to say. I felt so blessed by talking to her. Just as we were wrapping up conversation the first load of food for the day came in, so we got to unload and sort just like yesterday. That took the rest of the morning. 

The afternoon took us away from Hope and to some of our peers on the USC campus in downtown L.A. We had the joy of meeting Ben, a fellow student, who gave us a tour of the campus and told us about his story. He had the opportunity to be part of a church plant in the area in addition to going to school here. Because he wanted to be even more of a positive influence in his community, he and his brother, who moved here from Florida, started a bread company called Bicycle Bread Company that sells fresh bread to people of their community twice a week. It’s an amazing business for two young people to start. The stories that they told us about people they have influenced were astounding. A little of God’s love can go a long way to turning people to Christ. Oh, and did I mention that Ben and his brother started the company living at Hope and baking in the ovens here? God’s love and grace is amazing!

Tonight we broke off into two groups. Half of us went to Universal City to just hang out and go to some shops and the other half went to hang out with the people of the LGBT community in L.A. and dialogue with them and hear their stories. Tomorrow we’ll switch. Tonight I was in the Universal City group and the other group is still out so hopefully you’ll hear more about that tomorrow.

Thanks for praying for us and be sure to check back tomorrow for more news about our awesome trip. Much love!!

-Katie

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