Redeemer Community Partnership is a nonprofit, Christian community development corporation that builds better neighborhoods in South Los Angeles by creating safe, healthy, opportunity-rich communities where children, youth and their families thrive.
Reel Joy's Around the Corner
Church of the Redeemer, Redeemer Community Partnership and Street Lamp Studios will be putting on our third annual "REEL Joy" program. As I've mentioned in other posts "REEL Joy" is a great opportunity to engage youth in our neighborhood with God through film. We partner with professional filmmakers to teach youth to make their own short films from scratch - they do everything from writing scripts to rehearsing scenes to learning camera work. They've done some awesome, creative stuff in the past which you can check out in our video gallery.
This year our theme is "Young Heroes" and we'll take a look at some young heroes in scripture. Our hope is that God will inspire faith in our youth that leads to acts of courage, compassion and truth in their daily lives. We want the youth to know that God loves them, has created them for good and has a great plan for their lives.
We'd love to have your prayers. We begin this Wednesday 2/3 and will meet on the following two Wed's as well. Then on 2/20 we'll have a filming day and, finally, a celebration screening event to show the films to the youth, their families and others in the neighborhood. Here are some specific prayer requests: