This trip is about "simply" getting to know San Diego.
San Diego is a city experiencing so much hurt. The three main issues that we are going to learn about are immigration, homelessness, and poverty—and how the three of them relate so closely with one another. More illegal immigrants live in California than anywhere else in the United States, and San Diego has the 3rd largest concentration of immigrants in California. It has the 3rd largest homeless rate in the country and 11% of the population of SD lives below the poverty line.
We will not only be educated on statistics like these, but will be in living amongst, interacting with, serving and working beside the very people who make up these statistics. We hope to expand our worldview and speak to the issues close to God's heart with more care, knowledge, and love than we could do reading about the issues in Wenham, MA.