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Review for The Jonah Project, El Segundo, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Brothers and Sisters,

I have had the opportunity to connect with a friend who I have never met in person: Patrick Ersig. He was previously in Detroit working in street ministry in some of the work places of the city. Now by God's leading and direction his family and himself have founded a ministry in the heart of Skid Row also known as "crack alley". It is one of the most notorious places in America, for drugs, poverty and just hopelessness.

I have visited many countries and seen poverty abroad but it was quite shattering to see it without any gloss here but the rugged reality of broken, hopeless and shattered lives. But there is hope in the midst of such darkness and apathy. Jonah Project is situated in the middle of skid row a community of over 10,000 people. God has used this mission to share the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with many and continues to be a strong light in the darkness.

As I walked last night and prayed with groups of people around skid row we witnessed some of the rugged reality of the situation and felt the oppressive spirit in the area. I could see the impact this visit not only had on the youth but also on myself and my ministry context. I whole-heartily believe this mission is doing the work of the kingdom and for the size of its operation is having a great impact. Do pray for this work! and give generously, if you want to give to something that is reaching some of the poorest in America, this is it!

What excited me most also is the testimonies of changed lives and to see these brothers serving and still living in Skid Row day after day as an example of the change the Gospel can bring!

Greg Gordon
Founder of

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a great changed perspective in my heart towards the poor and the hope there is to offer them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

want to see more people helping and getting involved!

Role:  General Member of the Public & Helped serve and pray on skid row.