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'Manifest His Glory': Maverick City Music to Sing at Special Skid Row Concert to Benefit the Homeless

Maverick City Music via Youtube
Maverick City Music via Youtube

One California ministry is committed to changing the lives of those battling homelessness and living on the tough streets of Skid Row.

Los Angeles Mission, a homeless shelter that has served disadvantaged men, women, and children since 1936, is holding a free benefit concert on July 25 as a way to bring people together to work towards transforming the area. 

The event is called Musiic Matters – Maintaining Universal Strategic Investments in Community – and will include outdoor fellowship, prayer, on-site showers, food vendors, and much more.

Rev. Troy Vaughn, president of the Los Angeles Mission, told CBN News that the event aims to raise awareness and bring resources back into the community.

"We are focused on connecting people to resources beyond that day. Amazon is coming on-site and hiring people right there on the spot, as well as Hilton," Vaughn said.

Rev. Vaughn has a vision of turning Skid Row into a place of hope by helping the displaced get off the streets and into programs that provide them with more opportunities.

"Economic insecurity, food insecurity, healthcare ... we need to make sure we are providing all of that to members of the community," he told CBN News. 

He noted that people who are experiencing homelessness are still part of society, regardless of their situation.

Helping the homeless is also a personal mission for Vaughn.

Prior to leading Los Angeles Mission, he lived in a cardboard box for seven years. 

"God has brought me be back full circle to Skid Row to manifest His glory," he told CBN News.

"When I'm engaging, I absolutely share my story so they can see God's handiwork. I'm using all of my authentic self so people can see that recovery and transformation is possible."

Musiic Matters will include a performance by the Grammy-winning gospel group, Maverick City Music. The artists will also be serving community members. 

The worship collective had planned to be in Los Angeles on July 24 to play to a sold-out crowd at the Crypto.com arena as part of their Kingdom tour.

As CBN News has previously reported, Maverick City was formed in 2018 after a group of Christian artists got together to write and record music. The band continued to grow and has released multiple mega-hits that have blown up YouTube and swept into worship services across the country.  

The group has been working with Christian recording artist Kirk Franklin and the prison ministry God Behind Bars to lead inmates in worship for an 11-track project, Kingdom Book One, which was released on June 17.

“Because it’s time to tell our story – and we can’t tell our story without bringing our entire pasts forward. Our songs are our history. It’s time to shed light on it,” Maverick City co-founder and CEO Tony Brown said.

Musiic Matters will take place from 12:00-5:00 pm PST on July 25 at the corner of 5th Street and Wall Street in Los Angeles.

To find out more about Los Angeles Mission, click here.

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