Special chefs from Open Gate (culinary training & mentoring program), as well as Chris Joiner, worked hard to prepare a Christmas meal for over 100 people. We switched up the tables to eat family style, and the NE staff served each person. Our LB community members were represented from Flossie Lewis Recovery, Daisy House, Lydia House, LA Teen Challenge, and more! We played our favorite crowd mixer, Human Bingo (for the first time in Long Beach!), held a raffle, and enjoyed worship & the Word. The kids had a celebration themed HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS. MERRY CHRISTMAS - WE LOVE YOU LONG BEACH!