The purpose of the Missions Ministry Team is to serve and equip Faith Life International Church in pursuing God’s mission of redemption and reconciliation. Specifically, the Missions Ministry Team facilitates those phases of the Church’s mission which are concerned with outreach in terms of evangelism and other means of Christian witness in the USA and around the world.
In 2010, God opened a door and Faithlife International Church was able to partner with Soul Bait Ministries and members of the Faith Life Missions team to the Ukraine for our first Missions trip! Our team had the opportunity to minister to many different people in a remote area of the world. It was a life changing experience for all to encounter the power of God transcending language and culture barriers as signs and wonders were manifested for His glory.
Inspired by the Soul Bait Ministry team’s calling to the Ukraine, Faithlife’s Missions team began to seek the mission field they were being called to. In 2011, the focus of the Missions team shifted to Haiti. Inspired by the desire to minister as well as meet basic needs in the aftermath of the earthquake; The Lord led Faith Life into a partnership with Soles 4 Souls. Our missions team organized a shoe drive where the Church of Jacksonville and Faith Life International Church members donated over 200 pairs of shoes!! The Missions team traveled with our donations to Haiti to help Soles 4 Souls distribute to those in need in Haiti! It was a great opportunity for the team to connect with an organization that is successfully serving the people of Haiti and develop new relationships with other organizations within the country that FaithLife can look to partner with in the future!
The divine connections made while serving with Soles 4 Souls; set Faithlife Missions team up in 2013 for a new venture with Project House of Hope and O.J.H.A.E.D.’s After School Program. Working with Project House of Hope provided the team with front-line point of view that really resonated with the overall mission of the Faithlife Missions Team. The team met and ministered to local children and local villagers while working with the feeding program sponsored by Project House of Hope. The team also got the opportunity to meet and eventually sponsor the education for 5 children for one year, by providing tuition, books, and uniforms. The partnership with Project House of Hope was fulfilling and helped to highlight opportunities and provide the focus that Faith Life Missions had hoped to gain!
Looking forward to 2017, Faith Life Missions is planning 2 trips to Haiti with our partners, New Way Church and Jesus Is The Way For Haiti in a region of Haiti we believe God is calling Faith Life! Each year as we seek God for his plan for Missions a greater piece is revealed! The Faith Life Missions team is excited to see what God has in store; as we head equipped with a purpose to the region the Spirit is beckoning! Be a part of what God is doing! Join or support our missions team!
And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature [of the whole human race].