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Life on Film: Henry
Henry Sanchez ’14, M.A. ’18, has been to the brink of death and back, more than once. It’s precisely because of where he’s been that Henry cherishes where he is now. As lead custodian for Azusa Pacific’s Facilities Management team, he puts pride into his work and a great deal of care into his daily interactions with students, faculty, and fellow staff. Henry’s leadership makes a difference for all who encounter him—and even those who don’t, as he works behind the scenes to create a safe and beautiful campus environment. Through his testimony, Henry encourages others that what seems impossible is possible with God. Read more about Henry’s story at http://www.apu.edu/stories/henry-sanc....
Located in the Aguas del Padre community outside of Siguatepeque, Honduras (approximately 1.5 hours from San Pedro and 2 hours from Tegucigalpa), La Providencia will house, feed, clothe, educate, provide medical care, and provide loving families for 96 orphaned boys and girls. In addition, it will feed, clothe, educate, and provide medical care for 96 other at-risk children from the local community. These children will be given a family environment, spiritual nurture, high-quality education, and practical training to enable them to live spiritually fruitful lives and take their places as leaders in Honduran society. Check out more at providenceworld.com/la-providencia/
Enchanted has a beautiful story of choosing the right road. The trials she faced were nothing compared to the future God had for her, so she pushed forward. Through the help of Sierra Pregnancy + Health in Roseville, CA, Enchanted found her path and knew she and her son were meant for more.
Thrive Women's Conference 2018
Every year, Bayside Church in Granite Bay, CA hosts an incredible Women's Conference that encourages, builds hope, and reminds us that God is capable of more than we can ask or imagine. Check out this promo for Thrive's 2018 Women's Conference.
Catalyst Builders: Allison Home Story
Catalyst Builders design and build amazing homes. Every detail is noticed and plays a significant role in the look and feel of the home. Working with them was a pleasure, and this story tells a client's experience designing a home with Catalyst.
Ride for Water 2017
5 men & 5 women take on the journey of cycling from Seattle to New York this summer to raise awareness for the global water crisis. Water is a necessity, but has become too hard to get in many places in the world, leading to decreases in education, ruining of economies, and increases in death. These men and women have decided to take part in fighting this. Through the support of charity: water, Ride For Water is raising money and donating 100% of the money to creating sustainable efforts for those in third world countries to make water more accessible. You can donate here at rideforwater.com. Thanks for watching!
Purpose Church Summer Camp
Jr. Higher's. Yosemite. Water Sports. 1 Week of freedom. This is a recipe for a crazy week. Every year, Purpose Church in Pomona, CA takes a trip down to Bass Lake in Yosemite, CA to spend a week diving into God's Word, playing games, and growing lasting bonds. This was a blast to capture and experience - check out their week here!
Giving Tuesday: Los Rios
The Los Rios Student Emergency Fund provides immediate financial assistance to students involved in emergency situations so that they can continue their progress towards a certificate or degree.
Since 2009, the Los Rios Foundation has awarded $165,156 to 245 students at American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges, students who were homeless, students who lost family members or whose homes were destroyed by fire, students who couldn't afford to feed their families or who were the victims of violent crimes, and yet they were determined to finish the education they had started at Los Rios.
We need partners like you to ensure that this struggle continues to end in success. The Student Emergency Fund is completely funded through the generosity of our donors. Please consider making a donation to this crucial program.