Family Promise is the best thing I’ve ever done with Trinity

Man, I really wish I had a picture to upload for this blog post. But I don’t have one at the moment, so you have to just imagine with me.

Imagine not having a place to call home every day. Imagine not having the money to send your kids to school. Imagine that the uncertainty of tomorrow is your greatest fear. This is a reality for many families in America. Families are without homes every day. There is no reliable source of income because companies don’t want to hire someone who doesn’t have a stable living situation. Every day, these families are left wondering where they may end up.

When I joined Trinity’s outreach team and got involved with Family Promise, I wasn’t sure what it would entail. But I knew God wanted me to be here. This is what I was called to do.

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Family Promise is Dangerous

Johnny Cabrera: Pastor Johnny is a Mexican-American guy, married to a Korean woman, with Korexican kids. Loves Jesus. Committed to youth and community engagement. Writes and plays music. Follows sports. Misses acting. Appreciates feedback. He’s also the Youth and Outreach Pastor at Trinity Church. Check out his blog

Catterfly Still Processing

“Oh photoand by the way,” I had to tell her. “Tonight the youth group is going to be serving you dinner.” I could tell it didn’t really matter to this single mother of three, who was probably just happy to have a place to stay, and to at least have someone providing dinner. But I had to tell her anyway. It meant more to me than anyone else.

See, my job at Trinity Church is two-fold. I am pastor of youth and pastor of outreach. For the one I work alongside parents and leaders to disciple students in their journeys of faith, and for the other I seek out opportunities for the church to impact our community, and mobilize them to do so. (Add in the occasional worship leader role, and I have somewhat become the triple threat I always wished I could be in my days of doing theater.)…

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