One of the off-campus projects for Serve Day this fall was to partner with a local ministry, Teen Challenge, to throw a block party in their Santa Ana neighborhood. For the block party, Teen Challenge collected clothing and food donations to provide to their neighbors. St. Andrew’s represented at the event with 28 people who came to help distribute the donations and provide and serve a BBQ to the 250+ community members in attendance. Teen Challenge drew in the large crowd with music, a message from a local pastor and a call to invite their community to accept Jesus in their lives. Many came forward in response to the invitation and received prayer. St. Andrew’s and Teen Challenge were successful in providing love and material needs to the community of Santa Ana. Check out these great pictures from the day!
“It was a blessing for both my husband and me to serve with a wonderful team of St. Andrew’s volunteers that included couples, young adults, singles and whole families – all who served tirelessly and selflessly from set-up to clean-up. I was especially touched by the servant’s heart demonstrated by 12-year-old Jordan Wicks, who wouldn’t accept anything to eat himself until he knew all those from the community had been fed. Together we were all privileged to serve along side our ministry partners at Teen Challenge and to experience first-hand what God is doing through them to reach the lost for Christ.” – Susan Pope