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From Haiti to San Diego

2010, Christiana Lawrence, SoCal

Christiana’s Full Circles Missions Moment and Judeline’s Family Resilience  by Christiana Lawrence, Family Services Program Manager World Relief SoCal // In 2010, following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Christiana Lawrence, now the Family Services Program Manager at World Relief Southern California, embarked on a mission trip as a high school student with her church to serve…

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Home Was No Longer a Safe Haven

by Jose Serrano and our Partners in Tijuana // Carlos is a veteran of the Colombian armed forces. According to him, guerillas have begun to regain control throughout Colombia in the past few years.  ‘Because of my previous work with the military, I am no longer safe in Colombia,’ says Carlos.  Most recently, he, his wife,…

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Advent 2024

Free Advent Devotional

by Sero Ku // Devotional, LOVE —Love was, is, and always will be a verb and a noun, for God is love.  Prepare   “God, we breathe in Your presence, your love and joy of this season. As we celebrate this season, we also recognize how possibly painful this season may be for so many in our world. We ask for your…

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Change That Lasts Through Mutual Transformation

by Judy and Mike Palm // At World Relief SoCal, we often talk about mutual transformation as a central goal for relationships within our community: among churches, between volunteers and newcomers, between staff and neighbors. But what does it take to build the kind of authentic friendships that would lead to mutual transformation?  We interviewed…

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