Local NJ

Thankful Hearts at Thanksgiving!







Over the past month or so, God put on the hearts of a group of people from Ocean and Monmouth County, to come together and combine their resources in order to bring a little Thanksgiving blessing to families in the Maple Leaf Community of Brick. The congregation at Calvary Presbyterian Church, in Allenwood, filled 15 Thanksgiving Bags full of all non-perishable fixings to make a Thanksgiving day meal extra special. When True Life Church of Brick heard what Calvary was doing for the families at Maple Leaf, the young adult group put together a bag along with two other families. We could have collected more, but we wanted to make sure that we had the families to give them out to…

Thank goodness for Ms. Addie! Addie has been living in the Maple Leaf Community for many years and knows a lot of families! She has also been volunteering with the afterschool program for many years. Between the program, her neighbors and the families that we were able to provide meals for over the summer, 17 families were contacted! Three of those families were through Justin, from True Life, who also lives in the community with his wife.

While the Thanksgiving bags were a huge blessing, we were also contacted over the weekend by Sean & JoAnn from Allaire Community Farm and they told us that they could get turkeys for all the families! The blessings just kept coming!

With Jack & Lori picking up the turkeys, Josephine and Pam bringing the bags from Calvary and True Life, and Ms. Addie’s front lawn acting as the distribution center, all the meals were given out on Tuesday! Family members after family members were showing up and receiving their Thanksgiving day meal!

One of neighbor’s in particular really touched our heart. She is an older lady who came over with a grateful heart and took her bag back into her apartment (while her son took in her turkey). Moments later her door swung open and from her upper front porch we began to hear, “Oh! Thank you! Thank you so much! This is so wonderful! Thank you, thank you!” The joy on her face made our day.

A huge thank you to all who came together to bring the love of Jesus to this community through a wonderful Thanksgiving meal!


SOFM Ministry

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts”

Isaiah 55:8-9

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways, My ways”, declares the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

With all that we have experienced thus far this year both as a country and a world, we would think that SOFM would be in a lesser position to help the hurting and needy here in NJ and in Haiti and Albania. Thankfully, God’s ways are not our ways!

SOFM would like to thank all those who continue to pray for our ministry as well as those who continue to support us financially. The financial support so far this year has blessed us so much, yet not as much as all those who are then receiving the much needed help through your donations!

Locally: Continued pastoral support for Pastor Santo Garofalo with New City Fellowship in Atlantic City and Pastor Michael Durante with Hope Albania Church in Elmwood

Locally: We restarted the Maple Leaf Tutoring Program for a small group of students two weeks ago and already it is a blessing for all who are volunteering and participating

Locally: Various needs that come to us through out the month that we look to meet…


Albania: Continued pastoral support for Pastor Plator Collaku with the Liberniq & Maliq Church and Pastor Geno Bregu with the Sayjan Church ~ Continued Albania Relief for the many who these pastors are ministering to which includes food bundles as they present the Gospel in this predominantly Muslim country ~ among other needs…

Haiti: Continued support for the running of the Clinic of Hope Medical Clinic in Lac’ajue ~ Continued support for the Grains of Grace Feeding Program ~ Continued support for the 29 students attending school through Double Harvest and the 16 students receiving education through Aslan Youth Ministry, along with two students in trade school ~ Continued Haiti Relief for the families in Lac’ajue that has been increasing the Grains of Grace Feeding Program, enabled additional money for the increase in fuel prices along with emergency funding for the unforeseen ~ Continued support for an additional village closer to PAP through a long time relationship ~ additional blessings in the form of a motorcycle for  one of our dear friends and support staff through Aslan Youth Ministry ~ and so much more…

All the above, and so much more, would never be possible without the love and support of our supporters and the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ!

Thank you!!


Contact Step of Faith

    Step of Faith Ministry, Inc.
    PO Box 805
    Brick, NJ 08723
    United States of America