Youth get passionate about Christ
Religious teen organization spreads the gospel
The Passion for Christ Movement (P4CM) is a grassroots ministry dedicated to helping Los Angeles County at-risk youth develop life skills and spiritual direction. The members of the movement are concerned with impacting the present generation to create a better future, and they offer their services to the community voluntarily.
P4CM has shared the gospel with people all over the world through their Internet testimonials and Ex-shirt campaign which is still going.
The campaign consists of youth who are members of the ministry braving the outside world by laying down their past ungodly ways, and expressing that on a T-shirt. The shirts are customizable and are also available for purchase by the general public. Examples of the T-shirt confessions include EX-athiest, EX-liar, EX-fornicator and many more.
The organization began expanding its effort in 2009 with the “Summer Campaign” which was launched to try to make a difference in the lives of African American and Latino youth.
According to the Center for Disease Control, in the United States 8,000 teenagers contract an Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) daily, and one out of every two African American women and one in four Latino women between the ages of 14-19 have an STD. P4CM visited all of the local Los Angeles high schools and colleges and informed students about how to avoid the pitfalls of premarital sex, drug use, and the gang life.
P4CM identifies their mission as reaching the youth of L.A., before gang violence, teen pregnancy, STDs, and death make them another statistic.
During the Summer Campaign, everyday hundreds of high school youth were engaged by P4CM’s “inner city missionaries,” which include many college students and athletes from UCLA, USC, Claremont College, Biola University, and Florida University.
The P4CM inner-city missionaries are students who travel all over, to different school and youth organizations spreading the message of Christ to youth.
In addition to all of the missionary work P4CM does, each year they hold the “Lyricist Lounge: Spoken Word and Open Mic Poetry Night” which is a Christian poetry event. This year it will be held on Saturday at 4409 W. Adams Blvd. in Los Angeles and begins at 8 p.m.
P4CM’s Lyricist Lounge is known to feature some of the best Christian poets from Los Angeles, Chicago, and St. Louis.
Admission to the event will include food and coffee beverages, which will be served all night. Childcare will also be provided for performers. Tickets are $10, if purchased online at www.p4cm.com and $15 if purchased at the door.
All proceeds from the program will go to P4CM’s inner city missionaries.
If you are interested in being a part of The Movement, monetary donations are welcomed. Make checks payable to: The Passion For Christ Movement and mail to 8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #110-152 Los Angeles, CA 90045.
For more information on the Passion for Christ Movement, visit www.p4cm.com.
LOS ANGLES, Calif. — In a major case of academic poaching involving crosstown rivals, USC has lured away two prominent neuroscientists from UCLA with a promise to expand their internationally renowned lab, which uses brain imaging techniques to study Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, autism and other disorders, it was reported today.
Another team will earn an automatic bid into the NCAA men’s basketball tournament with a conference tournament victory Wednesday.
Bucknell and Lafayette were scheduled to meet in the Patriot League final at 7:30 p.m. EST.
The winner will join the teams that have already automatically qualified for the NCAA field:
• Belmont (Ohio Valley Conference)
• Creighton (Missouri Valley)
• Davidson (Southern)
• Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun)
• Gonzaga (West Coast)
• Harvard (Ivy League)
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Jim Buck, who coached at Van Nuys High School for 33 years, will receive a lifetime achievement award today at a luncheon held in conjunction with the 85th annual Farmers Classic men’s tennis tournament at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA.
Although he retired from Van Nuys High School in 1998, Buck is a volunteer assistant coach with the USC women’s tennis team and is active in junior tennis in Southern California.
The GIFT (Girls Interested in Finding the Truth) Rites of Passage program was created by Queen Aminah Muhammad as a way to do something about the negative influences impacting youth in South Los Angeles. The mission of the organization is to improve the lives of young women ages 10-19 who have been adversely affected by illiteracy, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, gang violence and other social problems, and to create positive change in their lives.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Hollywood movies directed by African Americans are significantly more likely to include African American characters with speaking roles than movies not directed by African Americans, according to a report released today from USC Annenberg.