Category: Local NJ

Making Christmas Cards

Making Christmas Cards
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Merry Christmas to All!

Last week a small group of volunteers blessed 7 students from Maple Leaf at our annual Christmas party! Even though it looked a little different this year with a much smaller group, it was no less fun for all!

[Click on the arrows above to see all the fun!]

A big thank you to Debra Stasiak founder of Aspiring Artists, who came and did two art projects with the kids so that they could gift them to their family. As well as Josephine S. from Calvary Presbyterian Church, who also did two projects with the kids, making Christmas cookies and a beautiful jar full of hot cocoa mix to either give or enjoy!

St. Paul’s Methodist Church’s knitting group knit beautiful hats again this year that were given as part of the kids Christmas gift after having some dinner and hearing a short devotional about the greatest Gift of all…Jesus Christ!

Thank you to all the volunteers and for Allenwood Church for allowing us to have a wonderful time this year on a very snowy day!








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!


Good Morning Everyone!

Because of the continued financial support during this difficult time, lives are being changed and saved physically and spiritually!

From Albania to Haiti to our own backyard of Brick, NJ!

We are so thankful for those choosing to support our friends and family in these hard hit areas. The needs continue, so we continue to ask for your prayers and support. If you would like to give financially, you can click on Ways to Give and when you give through our Paypal account just notate Haiti Relief or Albania Relief. Thankfully we have funds for our local relief at this time.

Here is an update from Albania, Haiti and Brick, NJ…

In Albania…

Your support has helped to put together food bundles for Albanians hardest hit, many having not seen anyone in months, others having reached a life or death situation… Here are some pictures of a family receiving the food bundles and a short video of the food bundles being put together.





Nje kishe prane te gjithe atyre qe po kalojne dite te veshtira.

Posted by Kisha Ungjillore Libonik-Maliq (KULM) on Thursday, April 9, 2020


In Haiti…

Joseph has been walking from village home to village home…miles, to give out the rice and beans provided through Grains of Grace Feeding Program…through your support!

He is also bring small groups of his church up to a mountain every morning, walking for an hour, to go off and pray for God’s protection from the virus, especially in Ounaminthe. God is protecting this area and there are no cases!


And in Brick NJ

Many are coming together to stay connected with our families in the Maple Leaf Community. SOFM, True Life and Shore Fresh Restaurant went over this week and through the generosity of Shore Fresh, provided 38 to-go meals to some of the families.


During this time of uncertainty, it is such a blessing to see God’s people denying themselves and stepping into this crisis in so many ways.  We appreciate all of you and ask that you continue to pray for us and for the wisdom to keep being Jesus’ hands and feet in this world.

Contact Step of Faith

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