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Maria – 40 Stories

March 19, 2024
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Meet Maria Espinoza.  Maria tells the story we love to remind people.  It is the consistency of being present, showing up at all stages of life, equipping and envision futures that becomes the transformational influence of Neighborhood Ministries.  The beauty of Maria’s story is that we can remember her at all these different stages and…

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Daisy – 40 Stories

January 19, 2024
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Meet Daisy Fernandez.  Her story reminds us that the simple act of an invitation opens up the possibilities of a life transformed. Each person she names in this testimonial was someone who showed up for her, at a particular time in her life, inviting her into the space that changed her. Her neighbor’s invite, Nadine’s invite, Googoos’…

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Irene – 40 Stories

October 3, 2023
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Meet Irene Tomas.  The old neighborhood only exists in our memories. Gentrification and urban renewal have transformed broken-down houses and abandoned streets into trendy coffee shops and high-rise apartments. When I listen to Irene, there I am, there she is, and hundreds of others in the old days, in those old streets and alleys. We can all…

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Adrian – 40 Stories

August 15, 2023
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Meet Adrian.  Adrian lets us know what keeps him feeling grounded … it is the memory of the love and sacrifice of others who poured into his life. It is now his turn to “give back”, to make a difference in other young people’s lives, in the way Bryan and others invested in him. Can…

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Francisco – 40 Stories

March 6, 2023
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Meet Francisco.  When Francisco says, “you believed in me, even before I could believe in myself”, I thought “that’s what it’s all about, here”. We depend on the Lord to give us a future glimpse of what is to come with a young person. How will they grow into their gifts and talents? Who will…

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Aida – 40 Stories

February 13, 2023
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Meet Aida. God’s love is poured out into our community through people, with messages that say “you can do it”, “you matter”, “you are loved and needed”, “you are seen” … Listen to Aida’s own words of how she heard God through her Neighborhood family over the years. And more importantly how she said “I…

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Hao Ly – 40 Stories

November 21, 2022
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Meet Hao Ly. From a young age, he found a home at Neighborhood, grew up in leadership here, and has become someone whose impact on the next generation is tangible. He says that he wanted to become part of being “vessels of love”.  And as others say, and as Hao says, it’s what keeps him…

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Adolfo & Felipa – 40 Stories

November 9, 2022
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Meet Felipa Torres and her son Adolfo.  The term “resiliency” isn’t adequate to describe Felipa’s journey which we have been privileged to bear witness to.  Resiliency wrapped up in her faith, her focus, her undying spirit of service and leadership … maybe that’s better!  One thing is for certain, she becomes a representative of the…

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Jimy – 40 Stories

October 24, 2022
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Meet Jimy Martinez.  The pastor of our Neighborhood Church and the son of a pastor from Honduras. Jimy has carried a longing for most of his life for “the church to be so much more” than what most experience. Jimy brings this desire into his work on a daily basis here at Neighborhood Ministries. He is such…

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Kendall – 40 Stories

October 17, 2022
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Alfonso – 40 Stories

October 10, 2022
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Ericka – 40 Stories

September 22, 2022
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Panda – 40 Stories

September 14, 2022
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Marcos Marquez Testimony

Marcos – 40 Stories

September 6, 2022
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Vannesa Cisneroz 40 Stories

Vannesa – 40 Stories

August 15, 2022
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Donovan Sanders 40 Stories

Donovan – 40 Stories

August 15, 2022
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