Eden Wild is a headstrong teenager with a calling. With the help of her parents, she has created a life-changing ministry that has direct ties to her own roots. Eden was adopted from Ethiopia at the age of two after being orphaned at birth. Her adoptive parents Ivan and Jennifer Wild had already raised three children before Eden came into … Read More
Last year, more than 20,000 people came to the United States seeking asylum due to threat of persecution. The Seruyange’s fled from their home country of Uganda in search of safety for their two young children, but when they arrived found themselves alone in San Bernardino, having left behind their home, their family and their friends. After a serendipitous encounter … Read More
Robert uses his time and talents to make custom lowrider bicycles for his local community in Pocatello, Idaho. He created a program called Big Brother Lowriding, combining his passion and his compassion in a way that helps connect those in need with transportation and mentorship. When Robert isn’t working on bikes, he’s serving meals at the only soup kitchen in … Read More
On any given night in America, there are well over 500,000 men and women living on the street. For more than 38 years, Duane was one of them, until he found his way to The Salvation Army’s Bell Shelter, a homeless shelter and addiction recovery program located in Southern California. Watch and see how Duane’s life was transformed by God, … Read More
Joan B. Kroc saw a need in San Diego for a center that would allow children to explore their potential. The Community Center was designed to be a doorway of hope for the community.
Behind the Scenes with Long Beach Artist Maria Soto for La Vida Poetic
In Norco, Riverside County, the prison known as “Hotel California” is home to about 3400 male inmates. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation houses inmates, while programs like those led by Prison Fellowship work to transform their lives.
According to statistics, parenthood is the leading reason that teen girls drop out of school. The CDC estimates that more than 50% of teen mothers never graduate from high school.
Catapulted into an opportunity to start a brand new ministry, Salvation Army Captain Maria Romero planted small seeds by handing out free, fresh fruit and vegetables at Gonzales Park to whoever was in need of them.