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Hi friends.

I’m writing to share what God has been doing with our family and ask you if you would consider joining us in our faith journey. I’ve written a little below with some context and also included below an opportunity to contribute toward this ministry.

The Context
We are in our 8th year of ministry here in San Jose! Wow! It’s hard to believe its been this long and that God (in all His Goodness) has made a way for us to be here and see this ministry grow from the ground up. What an incredible journey!

As Directors of YWAM Ember Ink, the vision has been to create and develop an Urban Training Village that trains, equips and is a launching pad for pioneers who want to plant ministries locally and globally.  How we do this is, by providing opportunities for people to connect with the love of God through our various events, programs and ministries. The heart is to see people fall in love with Jesus and respond to Him. Through this, we believe we will see transformation not just in individuals but in our communities and this culture.

Friends, we are seeing this happen!

In saying yes to leading this ministry, we’ve been through so many trials, challenges, lessons. We have had so much joy walking though failures, growing through them and just learning how to live life (as well as learn how to raise our family in the midst of it all) in a way which reflects Jesus and His teaching... all the while, pursuing a God dream he gave us many years ago.

As we fumble along the way we are increasingly hopeful of what is in store for our family and YWAM Ember Ink. We are not afraid of the obstacles living in the Silicon Valley, because we have many friends here who nourish us with prayer, finances and good friendship. 

We’ve seen various partnerships in ministry for many reasons. Some have expressed they just love us and believe in us... some have caught the vision of YWAM Ember Ink and are excited about initiatives like Youth Street or DTS (Discipleship Training School)... some have expressed they love the creativity in holding and hosting neighborhoods like our ‘Light the Night’ Halloween event which has become a exciting fixture in the neighborhood...  others, simply feel God leading them to be generous with their time and/or finances and see it as their way to impact the Kingdom. Our heart is that whatever way you join our team, is you would do so with Joy and really feel part of it all. We are eternally grateful for the love and trust we feel and we are motivated to walk in humility the path laid out for us.

The Ask

We don’t always feel like we hit everything out of the park, but we have confidence in the Lord that as long as we stay willing, humble and obedient, he is gonna continue to empower us and anoint us for what He places on our hearts.

We are living proof HE can do a lot with a little.

As our team and ministry grow, we definitely don’t have it figured out, but we have an amazing broader team here in the Bay Area who are helping guide us and teach us what it means to work out this call with fear and trembling! We just have to keep asking God to continue to do His work in us and pray that anything we do is merely an overflow of His love and care to us. It is so simple, so beautiful and hard, but so simple.

As more full-time staff join us over this next year or two, we are excited to embrace the growth it brings. We sense God's continuing emphasis of this long-term call for us as a team (and as a family) to remain here to build, develop and grow YWAM in San Jose. We have no backup plan and it is our joy to proceed in throwing our whole selves into this vision. 

As step into all of the things we are trusting Him for in the ministry of YWAM, the fundraising goal for this year is an increase of $5,000/month in partnership with regular donors.

Would you consider being a partner in monthly donations?
Stepping out in faith, especially in finances, sometimes feels like a huge risk.  Sometimes it doesn’t seem to add up... but in our years of stepping out in faith (in any and all areas), we are constantly believing Him for more as we take the step and He shows Himself faithful EVERY TIME!

As always, please feel no pressure or duty to give. We trust in Him to provide and He has proved Himself faithful time and time again. But if this is a faith moment you feel ready to take that step into, we'd love for you to join with us on this journey of ministry in the Bay Area.

Much love and respect,

Luke and Angela Haythorpe

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May-June Update: A Wild Summer!!
A little catch up....

Its bee a little while since our last update. And since then, we've been crazy busy with the relaunch of Youth Street, the kids entering Summer Break , Angela's family visiting for the summer (with 20+ people living in our house), and - after much anticipation - we purchased a new(ish) car!

We are totally blessed by all that God is doing (and starting to do). Here are a few highlights of whats happening.

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