My Nonprofit Reviews
Jose Marcela Palos
Review for The Jonah Project, El Segundo, CA, USA
Jonah Project is more than an organization or ministry. They are a revolution that is taking place in the heart of the darkest and loveless streets of a section of Los Angeles that most wouldn't dare volunteer let alone dedicate their lives to serving those who live down there. I've done homeless ministry across the U.S., but the environment cultivated at the Jonah Project is unique in that the founders and volunteers not only seek to care for the physical needs of homeless people but to restore the precious lives of these people who live in these unfortunate circumstances. The ESL programs, the clothing store where the homeless can actually choose clothes they want that are hung up on racks, bible studies, and even an artsy ambient environment, are great tools in reviving in a whole each resident there on the streets of Skid Row. Life flows within the four walls of the Jonah Project out onto the streets and can't wait till we get to serve Patrick and Mary Ersig and love on the people that are in their care.
Iglesias de Restauracion
Director of Urban and International Missions
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Seeing the way that God moved on members of our congregation was incredible in itself. But the times that we've just visited Patrick and Mary, you notice that the attitudes of the residents there are different. You notice peace and rest on their countenance in the midst of their pain and suffering. Through their expressions, you can tell that Jonah Project is a safe haven for them.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I wouldn't change anything. they are growing in love and that's the only thing I would add. The ability to love in greater capacities.