Category: Local NJ

This summer Step of Faith will be involved in a variety of mission opportunities in Brick, Atlantic City, and Haiti…

We are always blessed to see how the Lord directs us and allows us to be a part of what He is already doing.

In Brick…

True Life Church, which meets at Brick Memorial H.S. will be having their Vacation Bible Club at the Maple Leaf Apartments from June 10-14; including an afternoon at Allaire Community Farms. This VBS is bringing together volunteers from other local churches, those who have been volunteering at the After-school Tutoring Program at Maple Leaf during the past 6 years. Ages 5-12 will enjoy 3 nights of songs, skits, crafts and a dinner… all pointing to the love of Jesus. On Friday, those 8-12 years old will have the opportunity to go spend some time at Allaire Community Farm.



New City Fellowship Church in Atlantic City

Step of Faith is returning for their 9th summer mission trip to work alongside NCF in Atlantic City from August 3-9th. During our week in AC we will be duplicating our VBS that we are doing at Maple Leaf this year, in one of the local apartment complexes. The trip also includes discipleship as we learn more about urban ministry and how we can be best effective in reaching the lost for the Gospel. This trip has birthed other ministries in the past including the Maple Leaf tutoring program and the VBS at Maple Leaf.



Haiti Mission Trip

This year we will have two teams going to Haiti. One from June 22-29 and the other from June 29-July 6. Our first team, made up of students and parents from Agape Arts, are all going on their first mission trip! While in Haiti they will be using their talents to bless the people of Lac’ajue and Danita’s orphanage through dance and songs. This team of 10 will also be providing a 4-day VBS and will be taking the graduates from Lac’ajue to the beach for the day. For these children, going to the beach would compare to a child going to Disney for the first time. They will have the opportunity to work in the Aslan Medical Clinic, provide needed supplies to families in Lac’ajue and help give out the last of our goats through our Goats of Grace Program.

Our second team, while a little smaller, will be blessing the youth of Lac’ajue with a 3-day youth camp focused on what it means to be a Godly leader. We will be taking them to the beach as well and we will work together to make a Scripture Garden throughout the Aslan property so that all who come on the land for church, clean water, or to go to the medical clinic, will be able to read the word of God in various places.

Haiti Interns

For the second year in a row, Tara and Sophia will be returning to Haiti for a 6-week internship through a partnership with SOFM and Aslan Youth Ministry. This year the girls are coming up with their own schedule which will include a variety of opportunities to share the love of Jesus in word and deed. Tara will continue her work in the Medical Clinic and village, working alongside the Haitian medical staff as well as going out into the village to document and help the children of Lac’ajue. Sophia will be working on a clean water project throughout the north-east part of Haiti as well as continuing to teach English. They both have a desire to disciple the youth and medical staff so that the Gospel can be seen and heard more clearly and intentionally. 

Like with any opportunity that God gives us… there will be many surprises and other opportunities (than listed above) for those stepping out to serve God and His people. We ask that you please keep all of this in your prayers. We will be updating as the summer goes on. Thank you!

Once a month for the past 5 years the Maple Leaf Clubhouse fills with students ranging from kindergarten through high school; all learning about who Jesus Christ is through their monthly Bible Club. While the rest of the Tuesdays are focused on completing homework and building relationships between students and volunteers, the last Tuesday of the month is focused on building our relationship with Jesus.

The commitment of the Maple Leaf volunteers range from high school students through retired teachers and everybody in-between.  Volunteers from St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Calvary Pres and True Life Church, come together to sow seeds of love and hope into the lives of over 30 students each week. Whether the volunteers have been coming out since the beginning or just started this year, everyone comes with their God given talents and uses them to bless the children of Maple Leaf. 

This past Tuesday the older students were introduced to “Bible Sword”. With the help of the volunteers, each student had a bible and as Tom explained a particular verse, the students then had to race to find the verse in the bible. Some more competitive than others! It was fun to watch and the kids not only were looking up bible scripture, but they were given time to learn and talk about it. A HUGE thank you to all who made it out!


Step of Faith is blessed to support Pastor Santo Garafalo and New City Fellowship in Atlantic City. We have been partnering with him for 9 years and have been involved first-hand through summer mission trips and various projects during the year. Please watch this video and consider partnering with us through a financial donation [monthly or one-time] to help Pastor Santo continue to do what the Lord is calling him to do in Atlantic City. Thank you!

Contact Step of Faith

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