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St. Paul Baptist “Boys to Men & Youth Group Ministry” Visits the CA Science Center and CA African American Museum

Group picture in front of the California African American Museum. (Photo Credit: Gary Harbour)

By James Thompson and Gary Harbour

The Boys to Men Ministry, girls of the St. Paul Baptist Church Youth Group and guests attended the California Science Center and African American Museum on November 23, 2013. The group visited the Space Shuttle Endeavour, World of Life, Ecosystems, Creative World, Air and Space and many other exciting exhibits. Attendees also viewed a special showing at the science center’s IMAX Theater entitled “Space Station in 3D”. Narrated by Tom Cruise, the story revealed a unique partnership of 16 nations building a laboratory in space with a common goal of furthering human space exploration.

Following the movie, the youth visited the California African American Museum where they viewed art and photography chronicling “The March on Washington: A Tribute, 50 years later”. They also viewed “Soul Stirring: African American Self-Taught Artists from the South”. After a trip to Exposition Park, the youth enjoyed a delicious soul food dinner at Dulan’s Soul Food Restaurant. Ventura County Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., member Chris Dulan joined the group along with his children at his family’s restaurant and treated everyone to dessert.

James Thompson who is the ministry coordinator and chaperone said, “The goal was to aspire to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences.”

Boys to Men is a God-glorifying ministry created in July 2012 to guide boys and young men ages 6-30 with an opportunity to benefit from the wisdom of older Christian men who have accomplished spiritual, material success and harmony in their lives. By mentoring and modeling, they will learn integrity, accountability, compassion and respect from men of the church who can provide positive role models, guidance and support for their transition to adulthood. Boys to Men meets once a month. For further information, please contact James Thompson at 805-487-2015.

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