MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2019

 

 

Local NJ

Look What’s Happening with SOFM

 
The fall of this year is starting off with many “happenings” that we would like to share…
 
MAPLE LEAF TUTORING PROGRAM
We began our 7th year of  tutoring at the Maple Leaf Apartments in Brick on October 8th. With volunteers from many different local churches joining in, we were greeted with many hugs from the students and countless stories about their summer. Last week we had our Halloween/Bible Club that captured the attention of the kids as they reached deep into a carved out pumpkin and pulled out a lot yucky, gooey stuff that represented the “sin” in our lives that is against a holy and perfect God. Then they made their own pumpkin to take home as a reminder that that “they are the light of the world” when they are a child of the living God. 
 
On December 10th the students and volunteers will be blessed when Ted Kenny from Plays on Word https://www.playsonword.org/index.html comes to do a short, but powerful play ‘Christmas Joe’. Plays on Word has been blessing many people from NJ to California over the past year and we are very excited that he will be with us on the 10th!  There will be two showings, so if you are in the neighborhood, please come out and join us!
We were also contacted by the St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Brick, who once again want to bless the kids at Christmas with knit hats and Christmas balls full of candy. Their crochet ministry has been blessing our kids for several Christmas’ and we are so thankful that they are doing it again this year!
 
 
 
 
 
TRUE LIFE CHURCH CHRISTMAS SHOP
We are helping to get the word out about the Christmas Shop that True Life Church in Brick is doing on December 7th. April (their kids director) has come with SOFM to Atlantic City for the past two years and when she heard about the Christmas Shop that New City Fellowship Church does for the families in AC, April knew she wanted to see it duplicated right here in Brick! Thank you Pastor Santo and staff for yet again planting another “duplicating” seed in our own backyard!
 
Join True Life Church in helping lower-income Brick residents provide Christmas for their families. The Christmas Shop allows parents to purchase new toys at a greatly reduced price. Rather than receive a handout, they are able to purchase gifts for their families with dignity!  The money collected from the gifts on Dec. 7th will go right back into the community during the upcoming year. 
Ways to Help:
● DONATE BY NOV. 22nd: View our Amazon Christmas List (amzn.to/2M4oxBW) and purchase a gift. It will automatically be shipped to our church office. Easy!
 
 
HAITI, HAITI, HAITI
On November 16th Pam and Patrick Hess are returning to Haiti for a week. This is the first time they will be in Haiti together in three years. There is a lot to be accomplished during their stay that includes the oversight of many work projects (Patrick) and holding meetings (Pam) with a variety of groups and staff to help continue to move the ministry forward and prepare for Sophia Amorski’s move to Haiti in March of 2020 as our (Aslan Youth Ministry & SOFM) first American missionary. [more to follow about Sophia soon] If you are interested in coming with us to Haiti in June/July 2020, please contact SOFM and we will give you all the important information, including the deposit information that is due by December 7th. Planning and meetings for this trip will begin in January.
 
We appreciate your prayers for all that is happening with Step of Faith Ministry!

 

Albania

Albania…One Year Later!

Posted by Plator Collaku on Tuesday, August 20, 2019

About six years ago SOFM began to partner with Pastor Plator and his churches in Albania…a country that is 73% Muslim. Over the past six years we have helped Melsi and Geno (Muslim converts ) go through seminary, as well as help to fund their summer Bible camp and youth camp. As needs are made known to us, we try to help because we have seen how God uses “our little” to bring many into His kingdom!

This time last year a few of us were in Albania, seeing for ourselves, all that the Lord is doing there. We visited Pastor Plator’s two churches as well as Melsi and Geno’s churches in the neighboring villages. A home was purchased that today is being used for orphaned boys. Many Muslims are coming to Jesus. Many are having dreams and visions that lead them into the Christian churches where they hear about the love of Jesus and receive Him as their Lord and Savior.

The videos above and below highlight a little from this summer’s Bible Camp. Hundreds of children/youth attended this year’s Bible Camp and Youth Camp. 

Please join us in prayers for Plator, Melsi, Geno and all those who are serving along with them in Albania!

If you would like more information about how you can help,  please let us know.

Posted by Plator Collaku on Monday, August 19, 2019


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