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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah Project is an amazing place that helps people get their lives back, but not only teaching them to get off of Skid Row but truly teaching them to live again. We send a group out to the Jonah Project weekly and the work they do there is so life changing. Visiting there not only changes the outlook for those on Skid Row, but for everyone. It is a place of real transformation.

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Mollie M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with the Jonah Project and it was amazing. I felt like i had a chance to make a difference when i went out and talked to people on skid row. The stories of the people were heartbreaking to hear and made me stop and think. I really enjoyed the experience and feel so blessed to have been a part if it. I would gladly work with them again.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privileged to work with the Jonah Project for one night and got to minister to the people on the streets of skid row. The people who work at the Jonah Project are extremely organized and truly have a genuine heart for the people of this area. They split us into groups in order for us to be the most effective and it was amazing the testimony's that we all had at the end. The are a great organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My High School leadership team and I have a service project that we do every semester, and within the last couple years we've started teaming with the Jonah Project down in LA. I have personally been three times, and all the experiences have not only helped the homeless but have been truly impact full to my life as well, which I was not expecting. The Jonah Project provides a safe environment and almost like a "getaway" place for the homeless to come and gather, converse, receive free meals, obtain clothing and shoes, and encounter God.
This last week when we went to the Jonah Project, our group was divided into subgroups to help serve in different areas within the building and right outside the building. The areas that we all served in were: cleaning up trash outside and inviting the homeless in, serving food and drinks, helping pass out clothes in the closet, and just conversing with the homeless as they were there. I was in the closet helping people find the right clothes to fit their needs. One instant that really impacted my life was when we had just given out the last pair of socks that was out and an older, frail looking, bandaged up lady came in looking for some socks to have because she was always cold, especially at night. When she was told that we were sorry and there were no more socks she looked sad and like a hope had been crushed. I noticed that I was wearing a pair of warm, fuzzy socks inside a pair of Ugg boots, and my heart just ached for her. So I took off my socks and gave them to her, and her reaction will always stay with me. I have never seen someone so touched by, to us, a simple article of clothing. She kept repeating "Oh my, thank you! I am so lucky today! I have been so cold, and these will help. They're perfect!" And seeing how touched this lady was just made me want to give everything extra that I have to those that don't have any. I feel that this is what the Jonah Project is living out everyday. I feel like they are making an impact on the homeless in so many more ways than anyone can really grasp. Their ministry is really, truly blessing not only those that volunteer, but more importantly, the lives of the homeless that they're helping survive. :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I go to the Jonah Project every Saturday and occasionaly on Fridays and I'm never not impressed by the love I feel when I first walk in. Skid Row is a sad, poverty stricken area that the Jonah Project provides temporary relief from. People get to just hang out there, no strings attached. People running the JP have a sincere heart for God, and do a great job displaying his love towards the hurt and the broken. I believe they will succeed so much more than they already have and soon will be known as a safe house and light for the ones on the streets!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Chris Brown

the Jonah project is amazing!! its a great way to connect with others, it also helps out a lot. the presence of God is very powerful in that place and God is really working there and they have great coffee!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The Jonah Project is a great place for people who are in need of a little extra help getting through some tough times. This safe haven is a God filed place that is doing great things in the Kingdom of God. This is truely a one of a kind ministry, that is shaking people lives at the core.
-Zac Persello

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Ayana B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Ayana, and I am a senior in highschool. This was my first missions trip, and I would have to say that I made an amazing choice. The people at the Jonah Project were so friendly and on fire for God. It was refreshing to see people who generally want to help people that are less fortunate. My time spent there was one of a kind and I will go back. Everything was organized and they always had jobs to suit everyone's needs. I also felt extremely safe in the Jonah Project member's hands.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with the Jonah Project totally blessed me in numerous ways. I was there with a group of about 80 total and am part of YWAM Denver. We were able to serve coffee and cupcakes (that looked delicious I might add), help the homeless pick out a new, clean outfit from the clothing room, minister on the streets, pick up trash, and just plain love on the people who don't necessarily always feel loved. What the Jonah Project is doing is amazing and radical and I hope that more people have the pleasure of working with them someday.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah Project is one of the few ministries out there, today, who really reaches out wholeheartedly to the homeless of skid row. They are incredible, and serving with them is truly eye-opening and awe-inspiring. God does great things through the Jonah Project, and He will continue to do so. I am thrilled to have worked with them, and I support their ministry, fully.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Jonah Project is a program that really just loves on the needy and feeds the hungry and meets people where they are at. Its beyond what the regular standard of the world today. Im proud to be a part of this project.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked with the Jonah Project last week. Being able to join with their ministry for a short time was such a blessing to me. They are truly doing the work of Christ.

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Angelle B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of my great friends is heavily involved in the Jonah project and she is always talking about how amazing it is and how many lives have been changed. it is an amazing organization that continues to change the lives of ordinary people everyday.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am truly blessed with what the Jonah Project is doing at Skid Row. I have had the opportunity of serving with them with my local church community group for a few months now. Pastor Jedi and Patrick have a genuine heart to love the homeless and poor in the city of Los Angeles. They represent Christ through their own personal lives and through the project movement.
Each time I serve at Skid Row I leave with such encouragement and feel they are accurately portraying Christ and living out the gospel by sharing the good news of the Cross. The worship sessions are also exciting, young, and diverse in culture, which is extremely engaging to those living on the streets.
I praise the Lord for the Jonah Project and their testimony to God's faithfulness! Please continue with this ministry and witness to those at Skid Row.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just got back from volunteering at the Jonah Project. These people are truely amazing! I had an awesome time helping out, and I had some fun while I was at it! They are doing what not many other people would do on a daily basis, and they are extraordinary for that. They bring love, joy and a little bit of stability to the people's lives on Skid Row. While I was there, we handed out food and drinks to people that really needed it and helped out in any way possible. They are truely wonderful people and it was a pleasure to help them out.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cant even put into words how amazing this place is! There is so much love, hope and joy. People come here to find rest and get their needs met- physically, spiritually. To get to serve here and know the people here is a blessing!! I have seen first hand lives changed because of this place- it is unlike any other mission on Skid Row. It is WONDERFUL!!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have helped out at the Jonah Project once and I cant wait to go back! The workers there were so friendly and it was obvious they loved what they were doing. It was such a wonderful experience, thank you Jonah Project :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at the Jonah Project this week. The individuals who run the project have dedicated their entire lives to serving the people who live in Skid Row. Multiple times a day the organization opens their doors to those in need and they fill those needs by providing food, clean drinking water and clothing for them. They also send out volunteers to pick up trash on the street to make the area a better place for those living in it. The Jonah Project is absolutely amazing. Everything they do is for the better of others; they do nothing to advance themselves. I wish every organization had the heart they do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

i have volunteered at the Jonah Project a few times and each time i am just totally amazing by the love and compassion that everyone there has. i love it there because everyone is just so chill and relaxed and loving. everyone has open arms and so much love for people. it is like a huge family and they make you feel like you are part of the family. i love spending time down there with them and reaching the people just by showing love. one night we went down to do a worship night on the street and they had coffee and donuts and the way they just loved on the people blows my mind out of the water. they just have this true love and heart for that area and it made me want to get more involved! i love the Jonah Project with my whole heart and soul!!!!!

Mary F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wow. i love going to the Jonah Project. They do such a good job of just reaching out to the people on Skid Row and ministering to them however they can. They seem to be very organized which is helpful for a more effective outreach with minimun chaos and such. I just love the heart behind the Jonah Project and I know that the people who run it have such a heart for the people down on Skid Row and just love them and everything that they do. It is an amazing, life-changing organization.

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