Reading, PA has a population of 88,082, and is a small urban city located in beautiful Berks County. It is truly a wonderful, multicultural, but poor city that needs a lot of our God’s love!
Our interns will be housed in the center of this city in a separate house provided by Freedom Gate Ministries, a Christian Half-way House for men coming out of prison.
We will work primarily at the following work sites:
* El Portico Church, a wonderful Spanish-speaking church where we will do a Christian day camp for the neighborhood children, as well as help with their VBS.
* Hope Rescue Mission, we will build relationships with the residents and help the leadership of the Mission carry out their daily work as they serve these residents
* City Light Mission, we will help out with their summer children's program, as well as help serve meals to the homeless population in the city
Lastly, we will form lasting relationships with each other and all those we serve, and best of all, we will learn a lot about our Lord as we together work on our relationship with Him and watch Him at work here in Reading!