WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2018

 

 

Local NJ

Pastoral Support Fund

Hi Everyone!

Step of Faith Ministry would like to introduce you to a new way you can partner with us…

The Pastoral Support Fund has been set up to help support 5 current pastors, as well as potential pastors in the future, accomplish the work that the Lord has set before them.

Being a pastor in a foreign land such as Albania, or pastoring a church for the Albanian people in northern Jersey or moving to the inner city of Atlantic City to pastor a church, is not an easy task. Financially it is very difficult. However, when the Lord says “go”, you go. And these men have done just that and continue to trust that their heavenly Father will provide for them so that they can pastor, oversee, evangelize, and raise up others to do the work of the ministry.

We have witnessed first-hand, through mission trips, testimonies and on-going communication that their work is bearing much fruit. In order for them to do what they do their basic needs need to be met. While SOFM is helping with their personal support, it is not covering all their personal support. So we are praying that others will join us in this effort.

Support can come in different ways…

Whether you would like to give a one time donation to the Pastoral Support Fund, a monthly donation to the Pastoral Support Fund or  a one time  / monthly donation to an individual pastor, notating it through paypal or in the memo of a check would be a blessing for them.

The current pastors that we are supporting are:

Pastor Santo Garofalo – New City Fellowship – Atlantic City, NJ

Pastor Michael Durante – Hope Albania Church – Elmwood Park, NJ

Pastor Plator Collaku – Liberniq and Maliq, Albania

Pastor Melsi Plepi – Rembec, Albania

Pastor Geno Bregu – Sayjan, Albania

We hope you would pray and consider partnering with us to help these pastors continue their calling. If so, you can send donation checks to: Step of Faith Ministry / PO Box 805 / Brick / NJ / 08723

 

Haiti

Just One Gift for Christmas

 

Imagine growing up and never receiving one Christmas gift. Then one day you are holding tiny gifts in your hands for the first time and being told how much Jesus cares for you. That was my first experience in Haiti in 2007 when I went with Aslan Youth Ministry and experienced the joy of the children in Laca’jue as they received “Christmas in a Ziplock” The picture above is from that first collection…

Years later these children have grown up, some have moved on, many have stayed and more have come to live in Lac’ajue. 

So, this Christmas we are partnering with Aslan to help provide 250 Christmas in a Ziplock to the children of Lac’ajue! Many of which will be receiving this gift for the first time!

While many other wonderful things are happening in Lac’ajue… clean water, community bathrooms, medical clinic, church, feeding programs, education… a trip down to Haiti in November does not happen as often as other trips.

A few of us will be heading down to Haiti on November 23rd and while there we would like to bless the children with a Christmas gift. This is where you can help!

We are looking to provide 200 gifts for children and 50 gifts for youth. 

And it is easy to help!

Just get a 1-gallon ziplock bag [the kind with the hard plastic zipper at the top to insure the bags won’t come open in our duffle bags that we take to Haiti, and following our suggestions, but using your imagination, please fill a bag and get it to either SOFM or Aslan Youth Ministry by November 15th.

Here are some suggestions:

Children: hard metal toys (little cars, trucks, airplanes, etc) / small packs of tissues / barretts and beads for girl’s hair / travel size shampoo / hairbrush and combs / peg games / hacky sacks / pack of gum / hard candy / small bouncy ball / granola bars / beanie baby type plush animals / band-aids / toothbrush and toothpaste

Youth: pen/pencil and small writing pad / small packs of tissues / barrettes and beads for girls hair / travel size shampoo / hairbrush and comb / peg game / hacky sack / pack of gum / hard candy / granola bars / band-aids / toothbrush and toothpaste

You can contact me at pamhess67@gmail.com with any questions or when you have a bag to drop off.

Thank you in advance for your prayers and support!


Contact Step of Faith

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