It wasn’t my first time at City of Refuge in Gardena, California, but it was Franklin’s first visit. Pastor Noel Jones preached a great message. This was a pre-Christmas service packed with holiday spirit and excitement. We were there for a public wedding proposal, a winter coat giveaway; and when they asked all men to help assemble hundreds of bikes for the community, Franklin eagerly volunteered. Our meetings there were successful and we were welcome.