Karina’s Journey: Seeking and Discovering God from Alicia Edquist on Vimeo.

Growing up in a broken home and getting into trouble was not the way Karina Serrano, 20 years old, imaged in her life as a child.

She grew up in San Bernardino, Calif. in a non-Christian home with her mom, step father and half brothers and sisters. All she wanted was a fresh start after years of trouble and brokenness through her youth and school years.

It wasn’t until moving after her freshman year to a new school that she found the fresh start she was looking for and a neighboring church next to the school to begin seeking God.
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The 26th annual Kids Day brings families and community organizations out to Furman Park in Downey, Calif to bring awareness to kids and families. Life Church Foursquare, a new church plant in the city is attending for the second time since becoming a church. Life Church staff members ask attendees the question What’s your dream? and attendees have the chance to write their dream on a 3×5 card and post it to the wall to share with the community. According to the church staff this is a way for the church to understand the community’s dreams.
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With more than 50 churches in the City of Downey, three new church plants are calling Downey home in the last two years.

The three newest churches are within a one and half square mile area of each other and range in size of congregation and religious denomination. The churches each have Facebook page to connect with people.
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My name is Alicia Edquist, and I am an online graduate student in the New Media Journalism Masters of Arts program at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla.

I work in mass communications as an instructional lab technician and ad manager for the journalism program at a local community college in Southern California and am the communications administrator for a local church plant. I have an Associate of Arts degree in Journalism and a Bachelors of Science in Christian Ministry.
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