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2020 in Review

Updated: Jan 23


The health pandemic shut down many things from March through December yet God provided the most productive year ever for Deed and Truth. Check out the list of ministry projects God accomplished through our donors and volunteers this past year.


HOUSE2HOME (New 2020 Ministry)

  • Transformed 23 houses to homes for Hope Gardens and Orange Country Rescue Mission graduating families

TRANSITION SCHOLARSHIPS

  • We sponsored financial scholarships for URM graduates transitioning out to help with rent deposits and first month rent.

TRIANGLE OF TRUST

  • Contracting with Kim Dodd, a biblical counselor for ongoing work with Hope Gardens alumni and House2Home recipients

  • Provided Bible Study Materials for mentors to disciple House2Home graduates

EDUCATION

  • Provided tablets, computer monitors, tables and chairs for After-School learning center in Compton

EMPLOYMENT/JOB READINESS

  • Helped several Hope Gardens single moms get their GED & CDL

  • Financially supported Seth Grant as Pastor Dan’s intern to supervise care for 21 senior men at the Union Rescue Mission

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

  • Hosted a Leadership Retreat for URM Chaplain team

  • Sent Pastor Ed Robinson and his wife on an Anniversary trip to Coronado

EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Aided ministry student continue Doctorate education @ University in Ghana

YOUTH & CHILDREN

  • Provide Graduation gifts for Hope Gardens HS Grads

  • Provided 24 boxes of Christian Curriculum & Crafts to two churches in Compton donated by a ministry partner

  • Provided basic infant essentials for newborn foster baby

  • Paid the hospital bill for emergency C-section for needy family in Ghana, Africa

TRANSPORTATION

  • Purchased a used Toyota Van for Hope Gardens graduate and Single mother of four

EVANGELISM/DISCIPLESHIP

  • Sponsored the The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) classes for all students who can’t afford a seminary education

  • Sponsored weekly evening chapel service @ on Skid Row

  • Gifted engraved Bibles for program graduates at the Union Rescue Mission and Hope Gardens plus all new program arrivals

  • Hosted URM Iron Man Men’s Conference in partnership with Pacific Coast Church in San Clemente

SPACE BEAUTIFICATION

  • Provided 18 Commercial Washers and Dryers for Hope Gardens & URM

  • Refreshed furniture in the URM 3rd and 5th Floor Lobby and Dayrooms

COMMUNITY BUILDING

  • Sponsored Compton Initiative service project

  • Sponsored and organized community events at the URM & HG

  • Purchased PE Equipment at the URM

  • Organized and sponsored weekly community events and bible study for senior women at HG

  • Organized and sponsored URM July 4th Rooftop Experience

  • Organized and sponsored MLK Day educational events at the URM

URM/HG FUNDRAISERS

  • Raised over $8,000 for the URM fundraisers

EDUCATING VOLUNTEERS/DONORS

  • Hosted two tables at the Los Angeles Mayor’s Breakfast

  • Hosted a Vision Casting Event in February (shout out to Guy & Minor Owen:)

  • Hosted three Racial Reconciliation Interviews

Betty and I want to thank all our volunteers and donors who partnered with Deed and Truth in 2020. Through you, God transformed the lives of many who were once homeless, hurting, and neglected. We are personally humbled and want to thank you and praise God for enabling Deed and Truth to play a small part in the powerful work of the Holy Spirit in Skid row, greater Los Angeles and Orange Counties, as well as Ghana, Africa. To God be the Glory for these great things He has done in 2020.

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