Archive for January, 2011

Christmas Around Compton — Part Three

Christmas Around Compton -- Part Three

I was standing outside in the rain at the annual Ortega Holiday Party, put on by Community Lawyers, Inc. and El Nido Family Centers. My head was cold and my jacket was damp. My feet were downright soggy.  My heart, however, was full, because the smiles on the kids’ faces were pure sunshine! A special shout out [...]


Christmas Around Compton — Part Two

Christmas Around Compton -- Part Two

In the midst of stormy weather, the neighbors on Peck Street gathered for a neighborhood Christmas dinner the weekend before Christmas.  Two huge tents provided shelter, City Church of Compton provided the ham, and each individual family brought a side dish.  Although the clouds cleared a bit in the morning before the event was to [...]


Christmas Around Compton — Part One

Christmas Around Compton -- Part One

Even though the holidays have passed, it’s not too late to celebrate the Christmas Spirit that was displayed around Compton throughout the month of December! From giving and serving to feasting and celebrating, I want to share just a few of the moments I had the privilege of capturing during that time, the first of [...]