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CREATED: Celebrating Creativity, Community, Transformation

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The multi-colored dandelion is the perfect graphic for the BJM CREATED 2017 summer social. It symbolizes how many unique seeds can spread, bringing art and creativity to new reaches within our community. Yes, the dandelion can be considered a weed. To some, the Tenderloin seems like a neglected weed-patch of a neighborhood. But at BJM, even against a...

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Grace, Mother of BJM Dancer, Friend of BJM: Reflection and Hope

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We invited Grace, one of our beloved mothers at BJM, to share a reflection on this past year and the hopes that have been ignited in her heart and spirit for 2017. “This year was hard because of my health – both physically and mentally.  My daughter, Samantha, was my motivation.  Even in the hardest times, I got out of bed to make sure she...

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Immanuel on the Muni

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

God is Immanuel, He is always with us, we know this, and yet I feel like He loves beautifully surprising us by revealing Himself in unexpected ways. This can happen at any moment in any normal day – including while riding the Muni. A few BJM staff signed up to do an Immanuel Prayer workshop hosted in the Outer Richmond. It was Thursday night, pouring...

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Moms – Powerful Beyond Measure

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Having lived among Hispanic women in Santiago Chile, I have come to learn more about their struggles, disappointments, cultural expectations and cultural barriers. I’ve also learned about their hopes, dreams and how the discovery of their identity in Jesus has led to their empowerment.  My heart resonates with them and my desire has and always will be to...

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Inviting God to Write Our Stories

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This season of the Tribe has been my first, and therefore my favorite thus far. As the months and years go on, I know it will stick in my mind and my heart as a foundation to priceless relationships I have with our precious girls that make up BJM’s leadership development group. These girls come as they are, wide open and real. All our backgrounds and...

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Hope Dwells Here

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hear a story from one of our treasured mothers that we have had the privilege of getting to know at The Well: My name is Maria, and I am a longtime resident of the Tenderloin, a mother, and a member of several community-based organizations, including Because Justice Matters. I was born in Yucatán, Mexico, and I lived in Cancún with my mother as a child....

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