Faith Fellowship seeks to become the hands and feet of Christ in the world through engagement in missions.
The Missions Committee works to organize projects to benefit local groups as well as to spread the Word and love of Christ around the world.
Here are highlights about the primary recipients of Faith Fellowship's missions funds --
Christian Friends of Korea is a group of people who are seeking to serve Christ by ministering in His name among the people of North Korea. They provide humanitarian aid in the form of food, medicine, agricultural supplies, bedding and blankets, medical equipment and supplies and other needed goods to hospitals and other facilities.
In conjunction with Habitat for Humanity, members of Faith Fellowship participated in refurbishing a home for Victoria Wilkinson. They painted, installed storm doors and railings, and worked on lighting and trim work. Jim Boswell said of his experience, "I thank God for my skills that I could use to help someone. Sharing is good!" Richard Baber reflected, "It is just a good feeling to be able to work on a Habitat house because you are helping someone accomplish a dream they never thought possible." The Women of Faith Circle and others also prepared lunches for Habitat volunteers. To see lots of pictures of Faith Fellowship at work, go to the Habitat for Humanity section of our Photo Gallery.
The Haiti Christian Mission is located in the community of Galette Goureau. Pastor Choubert Remy spoke to Faith Fellowship about his work there and the needs of the mission and school. When a devastating earthquake caused massive destruction in Haiti, individual members of Faith Fellowship sent donations for disaster relief to Choubert's mission, and the Missions Committee donated to Samaritan's Purse to assist with what Franklin Graham called "the most massive relief effort in [his organization's] 40-year history."
Additional funds for earthquake relief in Haiti were given to the Salvation Army. The total donations given to the Salvation Army helped to support their Lemon Aid, Kettle Campaign, and Inn Keeper's Offering, as well as their Haiti relief program.
Locally, the Lexington Rescue Mission received contributions. In addition, members of Faith Fellowship participated in the Walk for Warmth and raised funds for the organization to assist low income families who need help paying for heat during the winter.
The Simon House in Frankfort is a transitional living facility for homeless women and children. It provides a safe, stable, and healthy environment that encourages, educates, and empowers residents to become self-sufficient. We support this facility through our mission fund and with volunteer assistance.
Faith Fellowship's Mission Assistance Fund has been established to provide help to individuals who find themselves needing emergency assistance. The Mission Committee also manages a Skill Bank to provide support in the form of physical help to individuals when there is a need.
The Church community of Faith Fellowship also actively supports:
- Nabil Samara’s mission – Olive Branch Ministries
- Samaritan’s Purse
- *Evangelism Resources
- *Francis Asbury Society
- Kentucky Refugee Ministries
- God’s Pantry
To read more about Faith Fellowship's focus on missions, visit our newsletter archive. There you'll find copies of our weekly newsletter, The Current. Nearly every issue contains a "Mission Moment" which focuses attention on an organization or activity related to missions. You'll find out more about what God Provides is all about, what the Six Sabbaths of Sharing accomplished, and details about all of the missions we support.
The Missions Committee designed a Volunteer/Skill Bank to give Faith Fellowship members the opportunity to serve others. The Volunteer/Skill Bank provides necessary information to match talents, skills, knowledge, and willingness to serve with needs as they arise. Examples of help available include lawn care, providing meals, visiting the ill or homebound, running errands, helping with financial planning, purchasing or delivering groceries, and reading to someone. To receive assistance from a church member in any of these areas, phone the church office at 277-0420.