WHO WE ARE

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.

OUR MISSION

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BRINGING THE GOOD NEWS

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.

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OUR VISION TO DO MORE

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.

“Give to every man that asks of you” – Luke 6:30

WHAT WE DO

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.

WATER

We pass out over 100 bottles of water to individuals every Sunday from our Truck.

GOD'S EXTENDED HAND

We prepare and serve a homemade dinner and deliver a message to almost 130 individuals at God's Extended Hand every month.

WELL'S PARK

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.

WEDDINGS & FUNERALS

We've performed weddings and funerals for those we've met on the streets.

A COMMON MISSION

We have collaborated with numerous other organizations working towards a common mission.

VOLUNTEER

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YOUR HELP IS NEEDED

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.”

HERE ARE WAYS YOU CAN JOIN OUR MISSION:

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.

Volunteers should email us at suchasihave@cox.net or post a comment on our Facebook page.  Volunteers under the age of 18 must fill out this waiver. It must be returned via email or in person.

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Tonight, Melinda, Rebekah, and I served hot chocolate and coffee and handed out scarves and other necessities to the people we met on the streets. I was moved almost to tears when a woman, who was not very warmly dressed, and had just received our second to last scarf, unhesitatingly gave her scarf to a younger woman who arrived too late to get one.
Earlier, Brenda, who was panhandling on a street corner, shared a testimony with us while she enjoyed her hot chocolate. Last weekend, she and her boyfriend, Greg, were at church. Greg had complained of his ill health to the point that she had had enough. She told him it was time to give it to God and if he didn't go forward at the altar call, she was done. Greg went forward and later that day, he passed out. He ended up in the hospital where doctors discovered a growth in his back that was pressing against his spine and causing many of the ill effects he was suffering. He is still in the hospital but Brenda thanks God for bringing Greg to the place where he is getting the help he needs.
Come, join us some time. Maybe, God will enhance your vision.
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We were blessed many times over as we handed out socks, clothing, bananas, chocolates, and water on the edge of the Gas Lamp. Join us some Sunday afternoon and be blessed! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tonight, Melinda, Rebekah, and I visited the same area of downtown that we visited for the past couple of weeks, one block east of the Gas Lamp between E and Broadway.
The first person we ran into was a Vikings fan. She told us the Vikings had already put 7 points on the board. Interestingly, she claimed to be Hubert H. Humphrey's daughter. The next person we ran into was Juanita, a young lady we have known on the streets for a number of years. She gladly accepted the bananas, candy, and water we offered and almost immediately asked for prayer. It seems her family, who deals drugs, rejected her husband. Before we ended prayers for that situation, she told us she thought that a spirit that was not of God, a demon, was trying to control her. We commanded that spirit, in the name of Jesus, to leave. Later, she said she felt release.

We met several other very appreciative people on the streets, including Gina and another gentleman whom we knew from another homeless community near 17th Street. We spent the bulk of our time just listening. Rebekah listened and prayed with a woman who will be attending one of her son's funeral tomorrow. In the meantime, Melinda and I chatted with a lady who is over 70 and looking to get off of the streets in a couple of months. Right next to her was a woman who has lived on the streets for 27 years and has no desire to go indoors again. Oddly enough, it was the older woman who said she felt safer on the streets than in the shelters.

I'm sure we'll meet up with them again next week and look for ways in which we can assist them further.
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CONTACT US

PO Box 685, Lakeside CA 92040

suchasihave.org

619-733-2995

suchasihave@cox.net

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