Mission Highlight: Every week we focus on a region where we can be intentional in bringing the gospel to the community we live in. We often highlight the different parts of San Francisco and the neighbors we are called to love and serve. Thank you Christina for sharing about your community, District 1.
District 1 starts right in this area where our church is and goes all the way down Geary to the ocean and includes the Golden Gate Park, The population facts that I am about to read include the diverse families, working singles, and students of the nearby USF and UCSF campuses- but they do not include the homeless population living throughout the par. However they are definitely a part of the community as it is not uncommon to see regulars make themselves at home on the streets.
- Population is 50% white 40% Asian
- 50% of the homes are family households
- 56% speak English in the home, 30% Asian languages, 9% European 5% Spanish
- 22% have some high school education, %23 some college education, 34% have college degree 21% have a graduate degree
Christina shared about living just a few blocks away from church where we had the gas explosion fire last week. Fortunately no one was hurt and damage was minimal, but it was a blessing to see how the community came together to help each other out. Emails and messages were going across neighborhood forums on how to help the restaurant that burned down as well as the occupants of the houses that were damaged. Among them, she knew believers who were intentional in their love and concern for the community but so many more were helpers that she did not know personally. Her heart was challenged to understand that God uses these times of crisis for His people to come out and meet others in their needs and take every opportunity to share the gospel of Christ. My hope is that we all who make up Christ church as the Christian neighbors here, would be known to the community as the first responders for people in times of spiritual and physical need.
Then Christina prayed for the people of District 1, including Outer Circle, which serves people living in the park, taken over by our sister church Citizens. Let's continue to get to know, pray for, love, and serve our city and our neighbors for Jesus!