Dear BCM.....

Jorge Peraza-Vasquez has been a part of the BCM family in many capacities. He was initially part of our tech program while in high school and then later served as a BCM intern, spoke on behalf of BCM at our partner churches, emceed at our banquet, and has been one of our scholarship recipients, all while being a college student!  Jorge was also part of the team that helped launch our late night study space this past year.  It is by God’s grace that you, our supporters, provide BCM with the resources to offer local college students the opportunity to partner with BCM in supporting EPA youth. Jorge sent BCM the following note to express his appreciation. 

Dear Bayshore Christian Ministries, 

I am writing this note to thank you for your unwavering support throughout my time in college. Receiving support from BCM was a great blessing to both my family and me. 

As a first-generation student, college is tough. There are many uncertainties, especially when it comes to financing education. Through this letter I want to express my gratitude towards BCM and your generous scholarship offerings. The financial relief not only lifted a burden from my family and me but allowed me to focus on gaining meaningful work opportunities in my respective field. These opportunities allowed me to expand my social capital and cultivate in-demand skills. 

BCM has also truly served as a second home for me as it was the place where I gained my first professional work experience during the summer before entering college. In addition to that, BCM allowed me the opportunity to develop some new skills I didn’t know I had, like emceeing. 

Thank you BCM for all you do! Your work is a true testament of your mission statement to “equip youth to grow spiritually, gain life skills and develop as leaders.” 

On May 28, 2019 I graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. I am grateful for the support throughout my college career and I am looking forward to continuing our relationship. 

Thank You, 

Jorge A. Peraza-Vasquez 

We are so grateful for God at work in Jorge’s life and ask that you would pray for him and other BCM alumni who have recently graduated college and are entering the workforce.   

Jorge emceeing at BCM’s 2018 banquet.

Jorge emceeing at BCM’s 2018 banquet.

Jorge strikes a pose with his summer 2014 BCM Intern cohort.

Jorge strikes a pose with his summer 2014 BCM Intern cohort.

Jorge speaking at one of BCM’s partner churches.

Jorge speaking at one of BCM’s partner churches.