In May 2014, God called us to purchase our property in faith. Through people like you, God raised a miraculous $1.4 million to make a down payment. We’ve secured a mortgage, we own our property, but this is only the beginning.
We know God is faithful, and we know He works through His Church — through people like me and you — to shine light in the darkness, to make a way when there isn’t one, and to complete the work He begins.
We need $2.8 million to be debt-free, to own our buildings outright, to walk freely into future ministry. And so we’re asking you to help us make a way, to help us pay off the mortgage on our property, our downtown ministry center.
We’ve seen a miracle. And we’re ready for another one.
YWAM San Francisco has been in the Tenderloin since 1995. Our main building is home to 30 full-time staff. In our history, more than 16,000 people have participated in short-term outreach from our facility, More than 380 people have attended our six-month residential Discipleship Training School, and more than 100 staff members have joined us for at least two-year commitments. Since 2008, our Food Pantry ministry has fed the hungry with more than 200 tons of food. Hear about some of the testimonies about YWAM’s work here. We love the Tenderloin, and it is our honor and joy to serve our neighbors. For the last few months we were in danger of losing our facilities. We have been trying to buy the two buildings on Ellis Street that we’ve been operating out of since 1995. Our landlord always refused to sell…until May 16, 2014.
On May 16, we learned that a third party had submitted a cash offer of $3.75 million for the properties we call home in the Tenderloin area of San Francisco. Because we have the first rights to purchase these properties, we had to match their offer. We have moved in faith believing that we are to inherit these properties. Our landlord required that we prove our financial credibility on July 25, 2014. By God’s grace, the seller’s attorneys conceded that we are financially strong enough to purchase these properties. Thank you to all who helped us raise an astonishing $1.04 million in time for the July 25th deadline. We had, and are deeply grateful for, a partner who is stood guarantee for the amount we didn’t have until we could come up with it. Through faith, prayer, and generous contributions, we were able to put down $1.4 million towards the property at signing on September 23rd, 2014. We are trusting God to finish buying the building.
We are trying to raise the complete $4 million to own this property debt free. This can be done, and we need your help.
Please continue to stand with us to see this project completed. Join with us in expanding the ministry here in San Francisco! The Kingdom value of this work is greater than ever. Your investment generates an “eternal rate of return.”