WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020

 

 

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Where Would Jesus Go?…

           Liberniq, Albania                                L’Acajou, Haiti…                             Atlantic City, NJ….                         

 

 

 

 

Maple Leaf Apartments – Brick, NJ                                                                                                                                                     

Have you ever wondered if Jesus was here today, walking on the earth…Where would He go? Who would He talk to? We can certainly speculate, based on various scriptures from the Bible. During Jesus’ ministry He went to the broken, the hurting, the humble.  He told his disciples to go and do likewise and help the widow, the orphan, those in need. Step of Faith Ministry is thankful to be a small part of meeting the needs of others. With so many volunteers who share the same heart to help those in need, while sharing the love of Jesus, we have seen many turn their hearts to Jesus and as they say in Haiti, “I want to walk with Jesus.”

There are opportunities to say “yes” to Jesus’ words and go and help those in need.

Currently we are not planning a trip to Albania, but if you are interested in helping meet the various financial needs that SOFM is involved with there, please contact us.

Our 2020 Mission Trip to Haiti is now closed, but you can be praying for our team of 15 who will be going back to Haiti from July 11-20th. Also, there are financial needs for this trip ranging from team costs to money needed to feed the children at Bible Camp. If you are interested in future trips, please contact us.

We are currently planning our 2020 Mission Trip to Atlantic City. Our first meeting is on Tuesday, Feb. 18th from 7-8PM at the Maple Leaf Clubhouse [255 Sawmill Rd., Brick] This is an informational meeting so if you are interested, please join us.

Our Maple Leaf Tutoring Program is a local, weekly ministry that is always in need of more volunteers. We meet each Tuesday from 2-5PM and provide: home work help, dinner and Bible teaching to children ranging from elementary through high school.

All of these areas are in need of volunteers, support and prayers. And if you would like to partner with us in any of the areas, in any way, please contact us. Thank you!

 

 

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!

 


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