Karriyma's Story

Identity is huge, and for a large portion of my life, I walked in the wrong one. I believed lies that I was unloved, unwanted, and far too broken for repair. I was a victim of child abuse and allowed that to define me and, even worse, justify my sin. After years of burying my pain and masking my depression with false happiness, I felt lost,  hopeless, and in desperate need of a savior. Then I met Christ, and as cliché as it may sound, I've never been the same! God so clearly spoke TRUE identity over me and started healing my heart. He said "Fear not, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by name, you are Mine." Isaiah 43:1 I am now living a purpose-driven life in and for Christ, fueled by a passion to bring hope to women and at-risk young girls who don't yet know the love of the Father. I moved to San Francisco from Florida a year ago on a quest to serve however and wherever God lead. He placed me at YWAM San Francisco where I interned with their Because Justice Matters ministry. There, I had the privilege of pointing women to Christ in the broken community of the Tenderloin. After serving with them for a year, God expanded my heart and vision to the Bayview and started opening doors for me to move into the Women's Discipleship Home as a mentor. I'm thrilled for what God has in store here and am looking forward to this new season of disciple-making while deepening my relationship with Christ. I am no longer a victim or a slave to sin, and want to proclaim that same freedom over the Bayview! ´

Karriyma's Favorite Scripture

And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
— Colossians 3:17