Today marks the final day of Urban Project-Los Angeles. Three weeks ago, when I first arrived at in LA, I never thought that it would be so hard to leave, but today as we begin to say goodbye and each depart to our various cites I realized how much this place has impacted me. Community is a beautiful thing. We were never meant to live in isolation from each other. Learning, growing, crying, serving, loving each other and just living life alongside each other has been an amazing picture of how the body of Christ should be.
As I depart, a big piece of my heart is still in LA. This experience changed me. I gained a new perspective and I fell in love with a community. But as I leave, I know that this is only the beginning. The need for justice extends into every area of the world. What we have experienced and learned at UP-LA was amazing and life changing, but if we were to stop here, that would be a great waist. God is calling us to live out the Gospel wherever we are placed. He has given us so much more than what we deserve and our lives should be a thank you response to what He has done for us. As Flo, one of our community mission site leaders said, “Let every facet of your life reflect Christ.”
Thank you for your continued support and prayers and thank you for investing in what God is doing here in LA. As we take all that we have learned and go back to our separate homes, campuses, and communities, we invite you to join us in living out God’s call for reconciliation and bringing the gospel to all ends of the earth.
- Sarah -