Day 2 of 5 (Tuesday, June 21)

by lopc

Categories: Youth Ministry

The format is pretty much the same everyday with optional shower before 6:30 am, breakfast and lunch prep, personal devotionals, advisors meeting and group prayer. 

This morning routine is common except for one team that leaves an hour early to serve breakfast at a shelter. 

Team 1 report:

They were the early team to go and serve breakfast at the shelter and then went to a Church to do some painting


Team 2 report:

They went to a food bank in the morning to sort food and to Salvation Army in the afternoon. There were some push-ups involved as well. They were so exhausted that some of them passed out in the car!


Team 3 report:

They started at Salvation Army in the morning and then moved on to the shelter to prep and serve lunch. They also handed cookies and juice on the street. 


Team 4 report:

They started their morning with a hike in the Pinnacles National Park and then went to King City to do yard work and paint. They then split into two different teams to go to Vacation Bible School at two different locations. At one of the locations, our kids did a skit on the story of Jesus and Zacchaeus. 

Team 5 report:

They went to a Church in the morning to paint, work in the Church office handling mail pickup for people without an address, clean out their freezer, dust shelves in the pantry, work in the kitchen to prep for lunch and also serving lunch to more than 100 people. For the afternoon session, they went to a garden maintained by Cal State Santa Cruz, which is in close proximity to some shelters. They did weeding, moving compost stuff, harvesting worms, watering, planting seeds, painting, etc. 

End of Day 2:

Kids helped prep for dinner while we had an amazing cook Jaime in charge of dinner


We had really fresh food with options for people with different diets:


We had a couple of hours hang out time and shower time while dinner was getting ready

After dinner, we had a time of worship,sharing of ‘God Sightings’, and a testimony from an ex-drug addict who lost all her belongings due to addiction, and through the help of the local Church turned her life around and has been sober for the last 4 years! 


After the worship time we went into small groups by age group and gender. 

Once small groups was done, it was hang out time again till lights out at 10:45 pm. 

If you have read all of this, I must appreciate your patience in going through these long posts. 

God is amazing. He is working in and through all of the LOPC participants. 

  • Loving the posts and pics! Thanks for taking the time to do it. Looks like an amazing week!

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  • It’s a treat to read these posts! Our household is enjoying them — we appreciate the updates, and we are impressed by all of the cheerful faces and hard work.