We had a couple of awesome experiences this week, and wanted to share them with you!
After a wonderful spring season, Our summer Transformation Trips are up and going, and last week we hosted a group from Chico, CA. Part of their experience is to serve in the community, and this time we had the privilege of serving with Transitional Youth, specifically with their “Braking Cycles” outreach effort. The kids worked together to begin to lay a beautiful, extraordinary penny floor. Pennies are significant in how they are often passed over, and how they are often considered to have such little value. They represent an opinion often projected to young street kids. At the new Braking Cycles, coffee and bike repair shop, kids will have the opportunity to learn some vocational skills while literally breaking destructive patterns in their lives!
We LOVE the work of Transitional Youth!
This week, another partner org, Medical Teams International, received some wonderful news press. They were highlighted in their efforts to serve Portland’s most marginalized people at Night Strike – setting people free from things that would drive anyone to addiction. (Have you lived for more than a few days with a throbbing toothache, with no pain meds?…) . We are grateful to have such wonderful resources available to the ones we love and serve!