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    Updated Contact Information

    As we continue to go through more transition, we wanted to update our contact information. Our mailing address has remained the same. Our phone number and email has changed. The new phone number is 619-255-5686 The new email is sdcore.rc@gmail.com Blessings to you all!!

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    Our Community Has Moved But We Are Still Here!!

    As of October, we have turned over the last keys of the last house to the new owners. It has been a bittersweet time as we remember all of the memories of almost 23 years there. We have such great memories, so much joy but also hard and sad times. Times of loss and lots of gain. The best is all the people we met over the years, teams and individuals, children, great gifts. God was always faithful, always. This property is now being fixed up and rented for market value. So we say goodbye to our time there and…

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    We Are Moving!!!

    We put up a few months ago that our property was sold, well after 60 days of extension from our landlady and 30 more days from the new buyer, we now know we can no longer continue to do what we have been able to do for 22 years. We are blown away with thankfulness for the 22 years we were able to live and serve on this very unique property and landlords who blessed what we did. We are thankful we have been good tenants and good neighbors and able to serve the community. We are up and down…

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    Christmas Blessing 2018

    ‘Tis the season for Christmas Blessing 2018!!! Last year, our Christmas Blessing was able to give away over 650 gifts! We had the opportunity not only to give away at our warehouse and kids club, but we also gave to kids at a local apartment building. Without everybody’s help, we wouldn’t have been able to create this amazing day full of God, love, and the holiday spirit. Thank you to everyone that was able to make last year so special to so many kids! To get things started for this year, we’re having an Amazon gift list for anyone that…

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    Recuperative Care House

    We opened our Recuperative Care house 2 years ago this past March. We have been able to be a refuge for over 100 men whose home is the streets. These men are coming out of the hospital and need time to recuperate before moving on. The Hospitals call for placement. They stay with us days and some months. We have been able to get some in housing, some go home to their families. And sad some go back to what they know on the streets. God has healed some and some have accepted Jesus as their Savior. One brother, after…

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    Our 20th Anniversary Celebration

    So many of you have touched us with your love and support through the years, we want to celebrate our 20 years with you. Come and join us for worship, tacos and a time of blessing for our neighbors. Saturday November 5th 9am – 2pm at our warehouse 2452 Market st (located in the alley behind Jack in the box) Event info on our facebook page here, https://www.facebook.com/events/1290523454325779/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1477328469559290  

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    Lucas Makana Riley

    With deep sadness we share that our wonderful friend, Lucas Makana Riley, was killed Saturday night by a drunk driver. We have known Lucas and his family for over 15 years, we have so many beautiful memories of him. Lucas lived in our community for a year, and he was a gracious and loving servant.  He was a gift to all who knew him. We will remember his warm smile and good humor. He was a tender, creative and thoughtful soul. Please pray for the Riley family and his fiancé Shawna. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be…

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    Kids Camp 2016!

    We are preparing for the kids coming to Kids Camp 2016! It starts this Monday, July 11 and goes through July 29, from Monday through Friday each week.  Please pray for all of the kids that are coming, for a fun and safe time and that they would learn about God and His great love for them. A big thank you to those who have given already! We look forward to working with Week Of Hope again this year. Those of you who are still interested in giving, if you would like to sponsor an ice cream party, pizza lunch,…

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    One of our Missionary’s Stories

    My name is Jenny, I am 23 years old and I spent one year with City of Refuge from March 2015 until March 2016. After a short visit to City of Refuge in March 2014 I went home to a job and an apartment, never thinking about moving for a longer period of time. But I did. The most important thing I learned at City of Refuge is God’s heart and love for the poor. I’ve been a Christian for a couple years and I’ve been reading the bible, but I’ve never paid attention to how much God wants us…

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    We are looking for missionaries to live and serve with us!

    Who We Are Looking For We are in the midst of a season of change. We have folks leaving the community, and we also have had shifts in our housing arrangements. At this time we have room for self supported missionaries who are interested in serving with us for six months or one year. We are looking for strong, committed believers who view themselves as missionaries, and are serious about serving in the inner city. We have room for both single adults, and for two married couples. Who We Are We are a Christ-centered community serving in San Diego’s inner city.…