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Because Justice Matters

Editor’s Note: This week at WitnessSF we have the honor of sharing Ruthie’s story. Ruthie is the founder and director of Because Justice Matters, a San Francisco-based ministry that reaches women who experience isolation and exploitation. BJM seeks justice by…


A Song for Every Tear

It was a quiet Thursday afternoon. Just an ordinary day until my friend who volunteers at SF City Impact invited me to celebrate Donny’s 50th birthday. Donny is one of 25,160 residents of the Tenderloin district, which is San Francisco’s…


Saved by His Grace

Our friend Gina shares her broken past and how a desperate prayer changed her life It’s been a year and half since I went back to the place I left before finding God.  Eighteen months to be exact. At the…



Editor Jason shares his testimony and how God utilized a broken relationship with his birth father to bring him closer to God. “How capable are you?” I was chatting with a co-worker the other day and when she casually mentioned…


My Extra-Ordinary Life

Our friend Kristen, moved by the WitnessSF event, reevaluated her extra ordinary life. My life is ____________.   What would you fill-in the blank with? My life is boring. That’s honestly how I had been feeling the last few months, maybe even…


What Do We Do?

Editor’s Note: is honored to feature stories from local ministries. re:ACTS Ministries is based in the SF Bay Area and supports local ministries in impoverished nations around the world. Here is co-founder Cliff’s story. We hope you are encouraged…


Do not resist the Holy Spirit!

Editor’s Note: I didn’t grow up in the church, so it’s always interesting to me to hear stories about people who did and want nothing to do with it anymore. Also interesting are those who come back and experience anew…


From Broken to Butterfly

Editor’s Note: Freedom House is a home for survivors of slavery and human trafficking in the Bay Area. The first shelter of its kind in Northern California, they provide long-term aftercare for adult female survivors of sex or labor trafficking.…


The “F” Word: Forgiveness

Forgiveness. What comes to your mind when you hear that word? Does it bring to your mind hurt and pain, or freedom and redemption? Do you first think of whom in your life you need to forgive, or those you…

Manuela - Healed of Scoliosis

Manuela – Healed of Scoliosis

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 Although the sacrifice of Jesus was more than enough, God continued to reveal to…

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