Archive for 'at risk youth'

When my cousin was gunned down, I died too

Posted on 12. May, 2017 by .


By Jordan Sheppard, LCA sophomore – Santyone Moore was killed in an ambush shooting in 2015. When he died that day, I did too. Santyone was my cousin, but because of the age difference, he acted more like a father figure. Santyone was in his late 20s when I was in middle school. He would more »

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God rescued her. Now she rescues the young ladies.

Posted on 09. May, 2017 by .


By Kayla Armstrong, LCA junior – Today Mrs. Kathy Payton is the fountain of love and advice for many of the girls at Lighthouse Christian Academy. Maybe the reason why she’s so understanding was she went through some struggles as a young lady. Born in the “Windy City” of Chicago, Mrs. Payton was forced to more »

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She almost aborted him

Posted on 28. Apr, 2017 by .


By Jordan Sheppard, LCA sophomore – Her Aunt Kerris always took little Monica to Santa Monica’s New Shiloh Baptist Church. Even though Aunt Kerris was not wealthy, she always gave 50 cents to her niece to buy something after service from the local store. Things were cheap back in the 70s and 80s, so you more »

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Escape from paramilitaries – How a Guatemalan wound up at Lighthouse

Posted on 29. Mar, 2017 by .


By Michael Ashcraft – Ivan Arango never liked the party because, as he repeated, they always ended with fights, hatred and vows of revenge. But his close friend, Antonio, prevailed on him to go to his high school graduation’s celebration in Guatemala – in the cantina. Sure enough, a fight broke out over some stolen more »

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Now he’s landing goals instead of punches

Posted on 09. Feb, 2017 by .


His shots went high and wide. Junior Abraham Morales, who showed plenty of speed and skill, couldn’t put the ball into the net to save his life. Then in the second half of the season, things suddenly came into focus for old blurry-shooter. He nailed a shot against Westmark from the left flank. And on more »

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