Ember Ink | Our Story

Our Story

the beginning of ember ink

Ember Ink began over the course of a number of years with input and collaboration from lots of people and with a vision led by Luke and Angela Haythorpe, Founders and Directors of Ember Ink.

During their time as staff with Youth With A Mission in Townsville – Australia, the Haythorpes had a growing sense that they needed to create a ministry that would be able to use the creativity and passion of young people to minister to the marginalized around the world.  So without much more than a simple direction to leave the place they made home for ten years, they packed their bags, and with their four young children in tow… pursued God’s leading to California.  This move happened in late 2009.

Stepping out in faith,  the Haythorpe family has seen remarkable stories of miracles and provision. God linked them in with YWAM San Francisco Bay Area where they have been pioneering YWAM Ember Ink as a part of the greater YWAM Bay Area family of ministries.

Ember Ink is based out of San Jose, the largest city in the Bay Area, located not only in what is known as the South Bay but the world renowned Silicon Valley.  We live and work in a urban neighborhood context, with a heart to share our faith locally as well as abroad. And we are increasingly being knit into the community where God has placed them.

Because Ember Ink has been a pioneering location of the broader YWAM Bay Area Family it has unveiled a heart for pioneers, leading us to be a Training Center that Trains, Equips and is a Launching Pad for pioneers who want to plant ministries Locally and Globally.

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To read more about what is happening at Ember Ink, read some of our blogs.

YWAM Ember Ink is an extension of YWAM San Francisco Bay Area, which is a diverse family of ministries who seek to engage the cities of the Bay Area with a loving God.
Ember Ink is a 501C3 organization under YWAM San Francisco Bay Area.