DOWNEY - Downey High School sophomore Ricky Olmedo has been selected to participate on a ministry team traveling to the eastern United States this summer.The ministry team is known as Operation Barnabas and is made up of three teams of young people from across the U.S. Team members serve to encourage churches, conduct park programs, participate in inner-city ministry and complete manual labor projects. This year's team will be ministering in the eastern U.S., beginning in Maryland and ending in Ohio. Olmedo will begin a 10-day orientation Monday prior to departing on the summer tour. He attends Norwalk Brethren Church, which endorsed him for the trip. He is the son of Maximino and Margaret Olmedo, of Downey, and grandson of Gene and Mary Robison, also of Downey. Margaret Olmedo is currently a teacher at Alameda Elementary.
********** Published: June 9, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 8