On September 29, 2018, ten churches gathered at City Impact for the final day of LoveWeek 2018. A few different outreaches were organized: TL Revive and sit down cafe, Kids Carnival and Sports Bash, meal delivery to isolated residents, women’s ministry and makeovers, and street ministry. Volunteers served in each outreach to connect with people and develop conversations. Volunteers also helped prep 1,100 meals that went out to the community.
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
― Mother Teresa
The Saturday outreach was a one day event that followed up a full week of serving the city, led by Canvas SF, Sozo Church, Sons and Daughters Community, Liberty Church, House SF, and 7SF. City Impact mobilizes volunteers, churches and corporations throughout the year that all come alongside long-term efforts in the community. City Impact Church community gathers on Sundays and will always be in the community the next day to further connect with anyone who received help, and wants to take the next step.
Short-term investments reap long-term relationships when there is follow up.
Over 34 years ago Pastor Roger Huang started City Impact simply by passing out 50 sandwiches. He and his family kept doing that every day until what is now SF City Impact mobilizing 8,000 volunteers a year and 5 major departments. For years Pastor Roger toiled in the inner city with very little help relative to what we see today with churches, organizations and volunteers. For 7 straight years he decided to do a prayer walk around the city of San Francisco for God’s mercy. If there is one man who is thanking God for the recent churches, pastors and shepherds that have popped up in San Francisco it is Pastor Roger.
We are so thankful for all the volunteers and organizations that have served this past week and got involved with City Impact. Special thanks to Pastor Travis, Pastor Josh, Jordyn Turkovich, Ashley and Brendon, Pastor Jason, Pastor Chad, Pastor Mickey and Christa, Pastor Craig, Pastor Joel, Ben, Shelly, and Gina and Manny.
Also thank you to the child sponsors for your long-term partnership and willingness to leverage your resources for the benefit of an urban child!
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