October 28th, 2009 was one of the saddest days in the history of LAMB. One of Suzy McCall’s scholarship students from ten years ago, Alonzo Salgado, a bright young husband and father, just months from completing his work for a law degree, was stabbed and killed by two gang members who wanted his cell phone. The vision for the Alonzo Movement was born out of this senseless death.
For the first time in many years, the local churches are working together in order to take back their youth. Out of Alonzo’s death, now comes life for some 220 youths who are meeting weekly in 9 groups of 25 or more at LAMB.
These after school and Saturday gatherings are lovingly planned with hope filled activities for these young people. Some of these activities include tutoring and help with schoolwork, art and crafts, music, Christian life lessons for spiritual formation, life skills, soccer, and more.