Who are we?
Faith in Action is movement of people who believe in something more than just themselves; we believe that by the help of our creator, our faith accompanied by our actions, will change lives. Faith in Action is not defined by a group, but by a belief;
16 By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, andwe ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17 But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? 18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:16-18
The Faith In Action Project is about every person who contributes to the ultimate goal of changing the lives and souls of people.
Why we do what we do?
Because life is not fair. It’s not fair that I can live in peace, with plenty to eat, and all the amenities of life, and others were born into poverty, war, disease, famine, abuse, slavery, and very little hope of a future. It wasn’t their choice, life is just not fair. Because we, by pure chance, have been blessed with so much, we are doing this to give to those a little bit of the blessing we have received. The amazing people at FIA realize the difference a glass of water would make to one who is thirsty, the difference encouragement would make to a child who is under-encouraged, and how little it takes to make such a difference! Now what wouldn’t be fair, is if we stood by and did nothing.
How are we going to do this?
We set our goals high not because we think that we are capable enough to accomplish them, but because we know that with God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). We can only accomplish God sized tasks with God’s help, and that’s why God created you! Christians, non-Christians, democrat, republican, Anglican, or pelican, we need everybody’s help.
(The list below shows a few ways to get involved)
How can you Help
- Open your eyes to the needs directly around you!
- Tell others about our website and our trip
- Prayers and encouragement
- Tell us about opportunities to share our vision; churches, youth groups, newspapers, radio stations, gatherings that would like to support us, etc.
- Ask if you can personally use your unique gifts to help with our trips
- Help us network with businesses and people who would support us, financially, with equipment, or any mode of advertisement
The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, “Go and do likewise.” If I were the man on the road beaten and unable to help myself, I would hope that someone would stop to help me.