Los Prietos Boys Camp Closes after Eight Decades

The juvenile justice system is changing and the lower-level youth offenders are no longer being incarcerated as in the past. The population at the camp has dropped from around 30 in 2018 to only five in 2022 and 2023, resulting in an unsustainable situation. The Boys Camp was founded in 1944. The JUVY Project team offered an interactive weekly Bible study on Friday nights for 23 years. We are sad to see this closure, especially for the young men who are longing to change their lives. We are so thankful to the Lord for the tremendous opportunity and abundant fruit over the years. Santa Barbara County is going to use the camp for a Santa Barbara County fire training center in...

Mary Ann and Carol

Mary Ann needed further treatment and is not currently teaching. She is responding well, and we are confident she will make a full recovery in Jesus Name! Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens...

The Widows and Orphans Ministry

We were asked if we could help an orphaned man in town who was living in a home that was going to be condemned. We were able to clean out his home and his property to get it ready for inspection. Galatians 6:10 Carry one another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the requirements of the law of Christ [that is, the law of Christian...

The Monday Night Men’s Meeting

Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens [and influences] another [through discussion]. The men’s group sharpens one another as we study the Word of God together talking about the things that are going on in each one of our lives. Drawing strength from the Word of God and from each...

For I Can Do All Things Through Christ, Who Gives Me Strength!

On Good Friday, Mary Ann was informed that she would need further treatment and had to step down from her teaching position once again. She was enjoying teaching and preaching at Coastline Christian Academy and knows that this necessary treatment will once again be successful and completed soon. Mary Ann reassured the doctor that Good Friday was the best day to tell her because that’s what the Cross is all about. Jesus said, from the Cross, “It is finished” and He died for her healing which means, she’s already healed, but simply needs to go through the process of further refining. Mary Ann also told the doctor that there’s more good news! Resurrection Sunday is just two days away!...