|There have been some exciting changes over the past few months at TPP. Raymond Garcia (pictured with his wife Michelle and eldest son Isaiah) founder and now Executive Director of The Philadelphia Project will continue to join with the ministry of Mt Airy Presbyterian Church and The Philadelphia Project to host Youth Groups and college students looking to serve God by serving others on week long mission trips. Raymond also serves as the Pastor of Roxborough Presbyterian Church, another partner church to The Philadelphia Project and a future site for their expanding ministry.
Several of Ray’s sermons are available through the Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church site:A Leader Who Can Pass It OnEyes to See and Eyes to HearGod’s Providence in Strange PlacesGoing Fishing
|Kylie Hardin, a graduate from Gordon College in 2009, is a native to Upper Darby located only fifteen minutes outside of Philadelphia. She received a bachelor of science in Recreation and Leisure Studies, minored in Psychology and is now the Director of The Philadelphia
Project. Kylie played division III lacrosse at Gordon for four years, and recently ended her first year of coaching the varsity girls’ lacrosse team at Friends’ Central School, her alma mater. Kylie taught liturgical dance at her home church in Havertown for six years and took formal classes for 13. She participated at the varsity level on the soccer, co-ed wrestling and lacrosse teams at Friends’ Central, and coached a junior varsity co-ed wrestling team in Wenham, MA.
Kylie has been on several short-term missions trips both internationally and domestically. Her experiences abroad include trips to South Africa, Nicaragua, and Campeche Mexico.Some of the trips in the U.S. include serving in Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.As the Director of The Philadelphia Project, Kylie will be working in the fall and spring on fundraising for the Project, will help plan out the fall and spring retreats, and will design, develop and implement the programming for the summer 2012 work groups. She
will continue to build a strong relationship between The Philadelphia Project and Mt. Airy Pres., and will continue to be involved in the various ministries taking place in the church.“When Jesus was teaching His disciples about serving others, He was not just explaining the concept of service, but how to go out into the community and serve. Service and selflessness were not suggestions to His faithful followers, but rather commands. I, like the disciples have
been called to be a servant by going out and serving others. The Philadelphia Project is one of the many opportunities that I have been offered, and am going to be offered in the future to do just that. I am excited to see where God will lead the Project and am excited about the people we will be interacting with in the local community.”