Such As I Have Ministries, Inc. (SAIH) is a nonprofit Christian organization that provides food, blankets, socks, Bibles, and prayer for the homeless people in downtown San Diego. The ministry began in 2005 when Ronnie Newkirk, a former naval officer, was invited by his brave young daughter to feed the homeless in crack alley. Together they co-founded SAIH and the entire family has dedicated their lives to helping others. Ever since, God has continually showed up and performed miracles in the lives of the people they meet on the streets.
The specific purpose of SAIH is to minister to homeless men, women, and children through weekly visitations, charitable donations of food, water, clothing, transportation assistance, and whatever actions may appropriately serve to motivate and assist the homeless to get back into housing and become responsible members of society.
Today, the members of SAIH have a heart for service and go out into the world sharing the love of Christ by bringing the good news. Ron and his volunteers can be seen delivering water, hot chocolate, coffee and other essentials from the back of The Truck, which has become very well known by the men and women on the streets of San Diego who are friends to the Ministry.
Throughout the year, the organization and its volunteers sponsor and promote events that provide necessities, like socks and toiletries. Hundreds of gifts are given to San Diego homeless each year.
SAIH has a vision to do more than meet creature comforts of the needy. That vision includes providing shelter, job training, medical, dental, emotional, and spiritual assistance to insure a healthy and successful re-transitioning into society.
We’ve bought bus and plane tickets for people to go back home to their families and work, assisted families
in staying in hotels for interim periods, and sponsored individuals in rehabilitation centers. We do all of this AND MORE
with your continued support and donations.
We pass out over 100 bottles of water to individuals every Sunday from our Truck.
We prepare and serve a homemade dinner and deliver a message to almost 130 individuals at God's Extended Hand every month.
We deliver a message and essential items to a group of individuals at Well's Park in El Cajon every 5th Saturday of the year.
We've performed weddings and funerals for those we've met on the streets.
We have collaborated with numerous other organizations working towards a common mission.
Our ministry is powered by the love in the hearts of our volunteers and by the sacrifice of our donors. Whether it is helping to put together a bag of food, or making gift boxes for our Christmas gift drive, your help is needed. Also, the friends we have made on the streets would love to meet you! Each person who is helped or who decides to help will surely be blessed.”
1. Donate right on our website.
2. Donate items of food and new or used clothing.
3. Donate time on (a) Sundays between 3pm -10:30pm in downtown San Diego; (b) The second Friday of every month at 3.30pm and/or 6pm to prepare and serve food at God’s Extended Hand in downtown San Diego; (c) On Saturdays at 3pm in El Cajon; or (d) Keep an eye out for special events, and holiday events we might be involved in by following us on Facebook.
PO Box 685, Lakeside CA 92040