On August 6th 2019 the youth have returned from a 7 day trip to Los Angeles, California. Through the trip they grew spiritually, they served the community and they explored the city and its surroundings. They grew spiritually though the blessing of learning from the monks at St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Monastery and from a private visit with HE Metropolitan Serapion. In addition, they helped serve the community with Christ the Good Shepherd American Coptic Orthodox Church through their ‘back to school block party’, giving away backpacks, shoes, uniforms and school supplies to the children in need. They explored Los Angeles by visiting Santa Monica, downtown Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles and Disneyland, to name a few. Through the trip they delved into God’s strength, the human mind and love and grew closer together. It was an amazing experience.