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Impacting San Francisco – The 2017 Trip Report

From March 11-18, 2017, Timberline College sent a team to San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. This tough area is one square mile that houses 37,000 people in low-income apartments, less than 0.5% of who attend a church. Needless to say, the spiritual and physical needs for this community are great.

To attend to physical needs for this impoverished area, the team volunteered at a thrift shop and at the City Impact school as well as helped with an event called TL Revive, in which they gave out food and clothes. They also helped with medical care.

In order to seek out the spiritual needs of the people, the team handed out chips or sandwiches during the evenings while asking people what they needed prayer for. Of course, some locals wanted prayer and were willing to share their stories, while others simply wanted the food and no conversation. Nevertheless, the team reached their goal of building relationships throughout the week. They said their time in San Francisco “challenged and pushed us, but we have grown to have a heart for this place and a heart for these people.”

In an area of the United States virtually forgotten by not just society but also by Christians, these tangible and intangible acts of love and kindness, which represent Christ so fully, will not soon be forgotten. Certainly the work that God has begun there will multiply in the future.

Thank you for your prayers for safety, provision and a deep connection to the Holy Spirit as He led this team through their daily interactions with the locals!

If you are interested to know more about San Francisco City Impact and all they do in the Tenderloin District, please visit: https://www.sfcityimpact.com/.  You can also learn more about the mission by watching this 4-minute video:

Team Heading to San Francisco

On March 11-18th, 10 Timberline College volunteers will serve people in material poverty in the Tenderloin District, one square mile in San Francisco housing 37,000 people within 586 low-income housing apartments. In partnership with City Impact, a group that exists to “intervene on behalf of the people in the inner city of San Francisco”, Timberline’s 10 volunteers hope to stand in the gaps and intercede for people who have no Christians in their lives to share the good news with them. They will deliver and serve meals, assist kids at the local school academy, bring dignity to those involved with the women’s and street ministries, and bring joy through an event called TL Revive where the community can enjoy music, free clothing, barbecue, grooming and conversation.

Please pray for safety, provision and a deep connection to the Holy Spirit as He leads these 10 missionaries in interactions with the local people. As well, many of the missionaries will have never seen a world as poverty-stricken as this area. That often means they will need an extra measure of faith and confidence in the darkest places they may go.

For more information about City Impact, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt4kHWFBO5w

To help City Impact in your own way, visit them at http://www.sfcityimpact.com

If you are interested in helping support these Timberline College volunteers, you can find more information at http://www.timberlinecollege.org