When you pray and when you give, things like this happen during NYCUP Spring Break.
“For the first time I realized, that God loves me”.
That’s what Jackie* said to me after watching Entre Nos, an amazing film chronicling the life of an abandoned, undocumented mother of two surviving on the streets of Queens, NY. She discovered that it is truly more blessed to give than to receive.
Some of us have been told horrible lies that are contrary to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Here are a few we’ve encountered the past 2 weeks:
- “God hates women.”
- “You’re only successful if you make $1 million per year.”
- “If you have a mental illness or disability, you or someone in your family must have sinned.”
- “I could never marry someone from there.”
NYCUP Spring Break started to tear down some of these dangerous assumptions and spread the REAL Gospel of Jesus Christ. This Gospel must go far and wide and the We LoGOFF Movement is a tool to help with just that.
LoGOFF stands for Local, Green, Organic, Fair and Free. Wanna know more? Click here.
LoGOFF is what Facebook, Yelp, Seamless, Tumblr and Google Maps would be if they were focused on informing and equipping users to participate in redemptive justice
Like Facebook, building online and offline communities through sharing photos, videos, events and engaging content.
Like Yelp, an easy to use, searchable database of curated products, goods and services.
Like Seamless, facilitate the purchase of goods and services from vendors
Like Tumblr, share expert contributor and popular user generated content.
And like Google Maps, an accessible, up-to-date map of people, products/businesses and events where users can search, rate, and purchase products and services; and connect with users online and offline via events and opportunities to serve, becoming "neighbors" much like friends on Facebook.
Our platform will guide “Neighbors” through 4 ways of personal, relational and systemic engagement. They are Prayer, Partnership, Purchasing and Policy.
Over the next 13 days, you'll see what we're doing, why we're doing it and who is already on board! And of course you'll have the opportunity to help us reach our goals!