Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Story of Ron Smith

Ron shared his story at New City Church last Sunday. Here it is. It is a story of a muslim who became a Christ-follower because of the prayers, love, patience, and generosity of Christians.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Swimming with the kids on the roof of Santee Village Loft

We moved into Santee Village Loft early this week. We are actually living in a downtown loft! It's just one big room with a kitchen and a bathroom. It's a great loft. We will be living here temporarily until we move back to La Crescenta. We had to move out of our home in La Crescenta earlier in the summer because the landlord wanted the house back for his family. Well, the kids are having a blast living in a loft. The swimming pool is awesome!

New City Beach Bonfire Party

Here are some pictures from the Beach Bonfire Party at Dockweiler Beach. We had a lot of people come out.

The beach party ended in a downer because there was a shooting in the parking lot by a gang member. No one was hurt but we all heard about 5-6 shots being fired. Later, the Police closed the beach. Overall, it made us confront the reality of gangs and what neighborhoods that are gang infested go through day and night. Lord, Thy Kingdom Come in LA!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

We'll Miss You John Joo!

John was our first worship leader. He has faithfully served God through New City from the beginning of our church. Now, he is going away for school. We are going to miss you John!

Monday, August 10, 2009

New City Dodgers Game Night

Had a great time at the Dodgers Game. We had 45 of us go. The game was a great pitching duel until the 10th inning. It got really exciting during the 10th (I heard on the radio--my family had to leave during the 9th), but the Dodgers lost to the Braves. For the kids, the game was all about trying to get us to buy them peanuts, ice cream, cotton candy, etc. We had a lot of fun!