Life In Spite of Me
Kristen Anderson thought she had the picture perfect life until strokes of gray dimmed her outlook on life. Once a happy child, Kristen's world darkened after three friends and her grandmother died within two years. Still reeling from these losses, she was raped by a friend she thought she could trust. She soon spiraled into a depression that didn't seem to have an end.
Then, on a cold January night at the age of 17, Kristen attempted suicide by laying down on a set of railroad tracks near her parents' home. She was run over by 33 freight train cars at 50 mph, and both of her legs were severed, but miraculously, she survived!!
Click here and scroll to view her Inspiring Testimony.
1st Annual Health Festival
May 2, 2015
12:00 to 4:00pm
William R Mason Park, Irvine
Be a part of our concerted prayer effort for families who have lost a loved one. Prayer Team members will be notified by email when a Condolence Packet is sent out. We can surround these hurting families with the love of God through our prayers for them.
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through our partnership with
Air 1 Radio Station.
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lil' Gary's Legacy!
Food 4 Less
$10 Hope Chest
Hope Chest by
becoming a monthly supporter.
lil' Gary's Legacy is a ministry of Christian Resource Center,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Donations are tax deductible.
by Gary & Kathryn Ross,
founders of 'lil Gary's Legacy
In March 2002, in a moment of despair and hopelessness, our son Gary chose to end his own life. A part of us died with him that day. The heartache that followed became our constant companion along with the burning question, WHY?!
We have found that our life has been divided
this tragedy; it has become a marker of life before and life after. We chose to allow our pain to motivate us to reach outside of ourselves, to find purpose and healing through helping others.
Our journey to establishing lil' Gary's Legacy was long; filled with excitement and despair, hope and fear, a constant roller coaster of emotions. The thought that our life ministry would be focused on our greatest loss brought us to our knees.
give us your strength.
Countless times when we felt it was just too difficult, too much for God to ask of us - faith would rise in our hearts bringing us the strength to keep putting one foot in front of the other and pursue the dream. The dream that lil' Gary's life would matter, would make a difference for eternity; that because he lived and died people would be blessed, encouraged and comforted. Our purpose became clear, good works in loving memory of our precious son.
Shoe Collection Fundraiser
April 1 - May
Turn your reusable shoes into
blessings for others.
is 5,000 pairs.
Orange County Drop-off Locations
Click here for flyer
22762 Aspan St, Lake Forest
M - Fri 9:30 - 6, Sat. 10 - 2
Laguna Hills Mall near Macy's
M-Fri 9 - 9, Sat 10 - 7, Sun 12 - 7
23252 Arroyo Vista, RSM
M - Fri 8 - 8,
Sat. 8am -
Rejoice Christian Books, Cards, Gifts
23851 Via Fabricante, Ste 201
M - Sat. 10-7
Drop bags in front of garage
22196 Emerald St., Grand Terrace
Victor Valley Drop Off Locations
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C Street Station Vintage & Antiques
9460 C Ave., Hesperia
Tues - Sat 10 - 5, Sun closed
Carriage House Antiques
11370 Hesperia Rd., Hesperia
M - Sat 10 - 5, Sun. 11-5
12052 Hesperia Rd., Hesperia
M - Fri 9:30 - 6:00, Sat. 10 - 5, Sun closed
Victorville Glass Co
15295 Seventh St., Victorville
M - Fri 8-5 (
Leave inside box in lobby)
Moses House Thrift Store
14464 Atstar Dr. Ste. 201, Victorville
Mon - Fri 9-5
Drop in front of garage door
at the following locations:
- 13390 Dean Ave. Victorville
- 13177 Setancket Rd. Apple Valley
- 13375 Rincon Rd. Apple Valley
New book added to our recommended reading list.
A Grace Disguised
by Jerry Sittser
In an instant, a tragic car accident claimed three generations of his family: his mother, his wife, and his young daughter.
While most of us will not experience such a catastrophic loss in our lifetime, all of us will taste it. And we can, if we choose, know as well the grace that transforms it.
A Grace Disguised plumbs the depths of sorrow, whether due to illness, divorce, or the loss of someone we love. The circumstances are not important; what we do with those circumstances is. In coming to the end of ourselves, we can come to the beginning of a new life-one marked by spiritual depth, joy, compassion, and a deeper appreciation of simple blessings.
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