There were 20 of us (16 high school students and 4 leaders) that went on the trip to
They are located in the heart of the city and help to restore broken down community by facing issues such as homelessness, poverty, and addictions. Their ministries focus on relationships as the key to life change.
The main learning this year as we talked to our students after the trip is that EVERYONE has a story. Every person we encountered in the Tenderloin of San Francisco has a story, whether homeless, addicted to drugs, or not- they all have a story. So as we come home, we see our students and ourselves being challenged and encouraged to figure out that God loves each person they are surrounded by at work, in class, etc. and also that each person has a story…A place they come from, a place they are headed. The trip was amazing!
- Kris Hoskinson, co-leader of SF YWAM trip