Mission Highlight: Thank you, Paul, for leading us in prayer for San Francisco's District 9 this Sunday.
- District 9 encompasses some of the most diverse, vibrant and culturally rich neighborhoods in San Francisco—the Mission, Bernal Heights, St. Mary’s Park, and Portola.
- District 9 is estimated to be 44% white, 43% Hispanic, 23% Asian, and 4% black.
- About 50% of residents of District 9 are from another country.
- Over 40% of residents in District 9 have a bachelors degree or higher.
We praised God for loving all the people and neighborhoods of District 9. We prayed that whether we believers live, work, or visit District 9, that we think not just of what we can take, but how we can give, serve, and love so that knowledge of God will cover the earth, as the waters covers the sea. We thanked God for the diversity of District 9 while asking us to be peacemakers and leaders in listening and loving sacrificially when there is tension or misunderstanding. We prayed for those hurting in District 9, whether that be from sickness, loneliness, shame, guilt, poverty or oppression, that God comfort and strengthen them and send us to be sources of comfort and strength, as Jesus is constantly for us. We prayed for Hillary Ronen, District 9 supervisor to justly serve the needs of everyone in District 9. We prayed that Jesus, our best and only hope, the riches of his salvation, family and friendship, be seen and known in District 9. We asked God to wake up his saints to share the good news of Jesus with this community.