The John 17:23 Network exists to encourage, exhort, and equip the multi-ethnic Body of Christ in the greater Portland area to fulfill Jesus’ prayer that we might all be one. We will be meeting on November 13 from 7 – 8:30pm at Trinity Full Gospel Pentecostal Church (4801 NE 19th Ave. in Portland). You are invited to attend this gathering, at which John Canda will be speaking on gang violence and related issues in the Portland area. This event, sponsored by The John 17:23 Network, is a sustained effort to become more aware of and engage issues of gang violence.
John Canda is on the front lines of gang violence intervention efforts both locally and regionally. He has a close working relationship with the Portland Police Bureau and their Gang Violence Task Force. He has appeared on the local news as an authoritative voice on the issues of Portland gang violence. John is the founder of CONNECTED which seeks to reduce youth violence through youth engagement and other prevention efforts. Connected was founded on April 27, 2011 just after the gang-related murder of Shiloh Hampton at Holladay Park in Ne Portland.