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Merry Christmas from Step of Faith Ministry!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Christmas party at the Maple Leaf apartments in Brick this past week to the extra gifts being given to our friends in Haiti to the ongoing distribution of 5000 Christmas shoeboxes in the mountains of Albania, we are so thankful for all who pray, support and serve with SOFM.

This year was truly another blessed year for the ministry. We continued to see God open doors and close some too, but no matter what He did, SOFM was thankful for how He led us and how He continues to provide for so many. To see the Gospel going forth both near and far continues to be the heartbeat of SOFM. Thank you for being a part of His work.

We pray you have a blessed Christmas and we look forward to serving with you again in the New Year!

 

https://youtu.be/L7ovbRBhGa4

For 2 1/2 weeks our friends from Albania both received and gave an abundance of blessings throughout NJ! Aside from Pastor Plator, the rest of this 9 person team [Geno, Denis, Ani, Mario, Leo, Davey, Jana and Abi] had never been to the US. From the first night at their “Jersey home” on Green Island to the last good-byes at the airport, the love that they had to share was so evident.

SOFM was simply blessed to be a part of coordinating their time here and can’t wait to do it again. We can not thank all who were a part of this beautiful time together. From the many individuals who provided delicious meals, to the fun events that they got to experience, to the churches who hosted them for a night of worship and testimony, and everyone in-between, this could never had happened without all of you! Thank you! Falaminderit!

While hundreds of pictures were taken, along with hours of videos, we hope that this consolidated video [above] of their trip sums up the experience that many had as we shared, laughed, cried and worshiped together during this Christmas season. God was glorified and many were encouraged! Thank you so much and have a very Merry Christmas!!

 

Albanian Worship Team Coming to America!!

Step of Faith is excited to help host the Libonik Worship Team from Albania from Nov 17 – Dec 5! This is the first Christian Albanian worship team to come to America! During this time, they will be sharing their worship and at times some testimonies, and you don’t want to miss it! Their heart of worship is so evident and if you haven’t had the opportunity to worship together in another language, here it is! 

Here are several opportunities to meet and be a part of this wonderful time of worship with our Albanian friends!

Saturday, November 19 ~ 7PM ~ Living Faith Bible Church ~ 1595 NJ-88, Brick

Sunday ~ November 20 ~ 10 AM Service (pre-worship time at 9:45)  ~ True Life Church ~ 2001 Lanes Mill Rd., Brick

Wednesday ~ November 30 ~ 7 PM ~ St. Paul’s United Methodist Church ~ 714 Herbertsville Rd., Brick 

Thursday ~ December 1 ~ 6:30PM ~ 1st Baptist of Manasquan ~ 47 South St., Manasquan

Friday ~ December 2 – 7 PM ~ Living Water Calvary Chapel ~ 1777 Hooper Ave., Toms River

Saturday & Sunday ~ December 3 & 4 ~ Jersey Shore Calvary Chapel – 708 McClean Ave., Pt Pleasant Beach

 

 

Last week two of our local ministries were in full swing! We started our 10th year at the Maple Leaf Apartments in Brick and we returned to Atlantic City for a one day Bible Club at Carver Hall…

What a blessing it was to be back at the clubhouse in Maple Leaf! It is hard to believe that it is going on a decade that we have been bringing the love of Jesus to this community through an afterschool homework club! We would not be able to do this without the support, prayers and sacrifice of our volunteers!! We are so appreciative of all who come out and serve whether it is once a month or once a year. This was started from a question asked while on our mission trip in Atlantic City in 2012…”Why can’t we do what we are doing in AC back in Brick?” and it has expanded into a Thursday program for the older kids that the Brick Police are doing, which started last year. God is good! If you would like to come check out what we do and see first-hand how God is changing the lives of these students, join us on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30pm.

 

I continue to pray for God to raise up new leaders and Rachel C is one of those He is raising up! Having gone to Haiti last summer and to AC this summer, while in AC this summer Rachel asked if she could have more of a leadership role in upcoming trips. I said sure!! Her enthusiasm and eye for details made this past Saturday a huge blessing. With just a few pointers and suggestions, Rachel connected with Pastor Pete and planned an afternoon at Carver Hall that blessed over 25 kids!

We sang worship songs, did a Jesus craft, played games and had a short Bible devotion on a beautiful fall afternoon. Not only did Rachel put this day together but she invited friends that had never been on a mission trip before. I was personally blessed to see how this day turned out and I know that Pastor Pete and the folks from New City Fellowship were too. We are planning to return in December, Lord willing, and I am looking forward to see how God will continue to raise up this generation of Christians to go out and spread the Gospel both near and far! If anyone is interested in joining us on a 1-day trip to AC, just let us know! We also plan to return to AC for a 6-day mission trip from August 12-18, 2023.

We are excited to announce that from November 17 until December 5 Pastor Plator and the worship team from the Libonik Church will be sharing their music and hearts with NJ. SOFM is blessed to be helping to host them, along with JSCC, while they are on the Jersey Shore. This is the first Albanian Christian Worship Team coming to America! We would like to invite you to come out and join in a time of worshipping Jesus together at one of the events listed below. And if you would like a preview of their worship, check out the Albania Mission Trip video under ‘Videos’ on our Home Page. Hope to see you!

 

Sunday, Nov 20th – True Life Church ~ Brick Memorial HS  [2001 Lanes Mill Rd., Brick] ~ 10AM Service Time ~ The team will be at the church service, and may take part in the service ~ more details to follow

 

Wednesday, Nov 30th – St. Paul’s United Methodist Church [714 Herbertsville Rd., Brick] ~ 7PM ~ Time of Worship & Testimonies

 

Friday, Dec 2 – Calvary Chapel Living Water [1777 Hooper Ave., Toms River] ~ 7PM ~ Time of Worship & Testimonies as well as Plays on Word Theater “Paul” [ “Paul” (20 min. play) debuted in Albania ] 

 

Saturday, Dec 3 & Sunday, Dec 4 – Jersey Shore Calvary Chapel [708 McLean Ave., Pt. Pleasant Beach] ~ contact JSCC for times & details


Contact Step of Faith

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