STORIES OF HOPE
Tom Lozano and his city kids ministry has been a phenomenal blessing to not only elementary school kids but Bible college students as well. The entire Oakland community has been blessed by the passion commitment and Jesus residing in Tom’s heart. Mr. Lozano has helped train SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary Students in children’s ministry for the past two years, teaching puppetry and outreach planning. In doing so he has championed record numbers of salvation within the Oakland communities. Tom Lozano was full of exciting and creative ideas for reaching the loss. I am honored to have the privilege of working with him.
Every time we have had Tom as a guest has been wonderful. However, one event stands out that I must share. I was in the midst of running Vacation Bible School with 80-100 kids—following the script and program that we were using. I asked Tom to come on one of the days where the topic was about the Love of Jesus. He customized his puppet act and magic show to fit with the theme that day. Our VBS was going well - but when Tom did his presentation, everything shifted. The fun factor jumped up several notches! Inspiration rose in every volunteer’s heart as they saw kids raise their hands to follow Jesus. And we realized: ‘Oh YA! This is why we are doing this. This is what this is all about! Kids knowing that they are so important and so loved by Jesus.’
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It has been my pleasure to know Tom Lozano for over 20 years. I have observed his ministry to children and recognize his passion for evangelism and creative communication. Tom’s desire to reach kids in urban neighborhoods is a cause worth supporting.
City Kids is a wonderful ministry that has a heart just like our ministry here in Oakland, CA. We have been partnering with Tom Lozano and City Kids for almost 2 years and have seen incredible results. Most people have a lot to talk about but it is only when you can see the ministry in action can you really see if it going to be successful. City Kids is led by a man who talks what he walks and it shows through the ministry. We have seen many people come to know Jesus because of his obedience. The model for this ministry and the excitement of those involved makes each ministry outreach a joy! Tom has something special going on and we are honored with partner with him.