Project 54 started because someone saw a need on Skid Row in Los Angeles. One day while walking in Skid Row, a man walked up with a Bible to this person and said, "God is calling you to be a leader. We need you to be a leader here." A few days later a woman that he saw told him, "I still think there is hope for me." Another gentleman told him not to waste his time on him. This person worried about this man for two weeks, fearful that he was dead from drug overdose.
Partnering with other businesses and shelters based in Skid Row, the message of "Every hand will have a Bible, every heart will hear His word" is resonating across Skid Row. It is not about bringing God to Skid Row. God has never left. Each person there knows God. It is about finding out where they feel their relationship with God is and fostering reconciliation and healing in God's love. Through investment of time and love we believe we can show there is still hope in God.
Project 54 is currently hosting monthly events for the residents on Skid Row. They are date night dinners, music, and brunches. At these events more than 500 Bibles and Christian literature have been passed out. Each with a loving message of hope from our volunteers. Toiletry items are also available for them to take. Recently, weekly Bible studies have been added to the schedule held in our office location.
The prayer given and the lessons taught benefit everyone involved. We have learned to be more grateful with the blessings God has given us. Not in materialistic things, but in love, family and faith.
Project 54 has a simple goal, to help the people of Skid Row. If God so chooses to bless us and give us a wider scope with which to serve, we will do so humbly. We aim to provide not only Bibles, but simple biblical lessons to help any person during their time of trial. We want to create relationships with the local missions and shelters, establish a firm foundation and partnership so together the people of Skid Row can start to heal. Anyone can pass out Bibles, but time invested is what nurtures the soul.
We are 100% non-profit! Every cent donated will go to aid in our goal.
Philippians 2:3-4 says "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others." This isn't just a verse, this is a phrase to live and operate by.