SOS Annual Outreach
What is SOS-San Francisco?
An SOS is a call for help. We are sending out an SOS to Christians from all over North American to come to San Francisco to bring the gospel message to its people. We welcome evangelical Christians from all denominations to join us. Over the past 30 years, thousands of Christians have participated in this outreach and hundreds of thousands of people have been touched by God's love. Still, there is much more work to be done in reaching the people of this city. This is why we are planning another SOS-San Francisco outreach.
As of 2011 we have downsized our week-long outreach to 4 days (Wed. through Sat.), usually in July. We are no longer able to provide housing but if you contact us we can send you information on housing options.
What will I be doing in San Francisco?
Every afternoon, we obtain permits in area parks and public squares for a "Church in the Street" rally. During the afternoons and evenings, we will send out teams of Christians to various parts of the city. We will witness to people by sharing one-on-one, tract distribution, music, drama, preaching, children's ministry, food distribution, etc. We will also follow-up on new converts, seeking to get them into local churches or discipleship programs. We also schedule special guest preachers and music groups to minister on the streets. Past guests include Arthur Blessitt, Loren Cunningham, John Dawson, Mario Murillo, Ray Comfort, Chuck Girard, Ron Kenoly, and many others.
Will there be any charge to attend?
There is no charge to attend the outreach and no offering will be taken during the outreach. We do need donations to help with outreach expenses, including permit fees and tract printing. (Note: no more registration form).
What can I do to help?
Pray for SOS-San Francisco. We need God's guidance in every aspect of this outreach, and we need His Spirit to open the hearts of people to the gospel. Unless God is working through us, our labors are in vain.
Publicize SOS-San Francisco. Talk to your pastor and Christian friends and encourage them to get involved. We welcome youth groups and other church groups. Teenagers are welcome with adult supervision.
Finances: We need contributions to help with the costs of printing and mailing literature on SOS, printing tracts, obtaining permits, and other expenses. Contributions are tax-deductible and can be mailed to us at SOS Ministries, P O Box 27358, Oakland, CA 94602.
Come to San Francisco. The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. There is much spiritual blindness to the truth of God's Word here. It will take the combined efforts of many Christians working together in the power of the Holy Spirit to have a real impact on this city. This summer could be a turning point in the history of this city and nation, and certainly in the lives of those who will be saved through your witness.