On Serve Day, Saturday June 1st over 40 volunteers from Conejo Church came out to the Oxnard Kingdom Center to do a major outdoor project including pulling weeds, putting in a garden and walkway, planting flowers and building a gazebo. All of this accomplished with $2700 in very generous inkind donations.
The Kingdom Center Oxnard, also known as Gabriel’s House, is a Women and Children’s home with two unique programs designed to help eradicate homelessness.
The first is a transitional living program, where guests are helped on their journey towards reentry into society. The Transitional Living will houses 4 families at a time for up to 2 years, while helping them with schooling and employment opportunities, eventually leading to housing and a permanent solution to their homelessness. The second program is a Transitional Emergency Shelter, which houses 24 women and women with children at a time for up to 90 days. This program is designed to help connect them with resources that will lead to their healing, such as recovery, counseling, parenting and life-skills classes, along with housing and employment opportunities.
And, over the years Conejo Church has built a relationship with the women and children that reside there. Conejo Church’s women’s ministry holds a weekly ladies bible study at the Kingdom Center and each summer the church comes out to do a Serve Day project, as well as projects throughout the year. And, this year as a special gift the church came out the next day to do a “spa day” for the ladies at the Kingdom Center.
It’s clear to see that Conejo Church loves to lend a hand, but more importantly they are building relationships and showing a lot of love to the women and children of the Kingdom Center.
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40