Donald E. Stuart’s book I’m Listening as Fast as I Can has touched the hearts of many since it was first published in 2003, and the Night Ministry is pleased to make this edition available, marking the 50th Anniversary of the Night Ministry in San Francisco. The book offers a vivid and valuable glimpse into the nightlife of San Francisco in the 1960s and 1970s and of the “people of the night.” In story after story, Stuart shows how he and the Night Ministry staff and volunteers responded to those who were facing difficult trials or crises in their lives. This book also shows the power of community, compassion and hope. The 50th Anniversary edition augments Don Stuart’s memoir of ministry on the gritty streets with profiles of each of the four Night Ministers who have served since 1964. It also describes the scope of current Night Ministry programs and presents historical highlights of the organization since its inception.