by Matt Kumar
In 1995, Ruthie Kim made the move from a small English village to San Francisco. Over the past 18 years, she has served as a DTS Student, DTS Staff, DTS Director and then Base Director before going on to pioneer the ministry she currently leads, Because Justice Matters. YWAM San Francisco has gone on a journey with God, and because of the perseverance, resilience and faithfulness of our early pioneers we are now able to see just what God can cultivate in a city like ours.
In celebrating all that we've grown to be, we wanted to acknowledge our foundational leaders. Listen in as Ruthie shares on the hopefulness cultivated in establishing a ministry.
The space God has provided at 357 Ellis Street has been monumental in our pursuit to live in obedience as a ministry. It's stood as a safe place for us to see what it looks like to offer haircuts to the homeless, to show teenagers that God has empowered them, and to seek to disciple the same kinds of people that make up this city.
It's given us the chance to draw in skaters, baristas, coders, surfers, musicians, writers, bankers, chefs, and everything in between, so that they might be sent out able and ready for God to call on them. For all these reasons and many more we can't help but continue to thank God for our space
Looking towards the future, we've felt called to stay planted here in the Tenderloin neighborhood, and in obedience to God we've sought ownership of the ministry space He has lead us to. Over the past three years we've continued raising funds and paying down our mortgage, and are so thankful for all the support we've received in this process. The remainder owed on our properties is currently $1.83 million.
Would you consider giving towards our building fund as we continue to pay down our loans and engage San Francisco with a Loving God?
For Ruthie Kim's full talk on establishing YWAM San Francisco click here.
For more on YWAM San Francisco's history and growth click here.