Two of the five purposes of why Freedom Life exists are to share our faith effectively (evangelize) and serve others unselfishly (minister). When evangelism and ministry become a full-time job, we refer to it as Missions. Freedom Life supports Missions locally, regionally and globally.
This is how Jesus spoke of Missions in the Bible:
“ Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’”
At Freedom Life there are several ways we encourage individuals to become involved in Missions.
Pray. Ask God to protect the families who serve on the mission field. Pray for God to renew their passion and open their eyes to needs, opportunities and possibilities. Ask God to release favor and provision to the missionaries. And pray for fruitful labor and the harvest of souls!
Give. Financial gifts designated to the Freedom Life Foundation allow you to help people know and serve Christ. Part of our 2017 goal to raise $500,000 for the Foundation will be used to advance God's Kingdom by regularly supporting local, regional and global missionaries.
Go. Commit to a Freedom Life missions trip and experience life as a missionary firsthand. (Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about upcoming missions trip opportunities.)
- HumanKind Water Young Adult Missions Trip to the Dominican Republic: May 27th-31st
- One18 Movement Youth Missions Trip to Lancaster, PA: July 9th-16th
- One 18 Movement Youth Missions Trip Anaheim, CA: August 6th-13th
SUPPORTING MISSIONS THROUGH THE FREEDOM LIFE FOUNDATION
Freedom Life supports missions globally and locally through the Freedom Life Foundation. We financially support families and organizations who evangelize and minister outside of the US -- in Honduras, Eygpt, India, Indonesia and Israel in partnership with the Assemblies of God World Missions and C3 Global. We are also helping to establish new churches in Miami, Florida and Cyprus through our partnership with Zhenya & Vera Kesavich and Tony Sebastia in Thessaloniki, Greece. Within the US, we actively support the One18 Movement that equips churches and teams of individuals to share the message of Jesus Christ in Northeast regions of the US. In addition, this year Freedom Life will host its third Freedom 5K Run|Walk to benefit the A21 Campaign that fights against human trafficking and disciples survivors.
Locally, Freedom Life supports organizations that meet the needs of our people in our community and share the hope and Truth of Jesus with them. Some of these Christian non-profit agencies include Chester County Women's Services and the Parkesburg Point.
Freedom Life directly impacts our neighbors through its Community Care initiatives, which are local outreaches and events. This is achieved through the monthly Food Bank (at FL Christiana), Easter Eggstravaganza, Make a Mother's Day, Honor Sunday, Harvest Parties (including Light the Night & Fall Carnival), and blessing families at Christmastime. We believe that strong churches build strong families that build strong communities.
MISSIONARIES & ORGANIZATIONS REGULARLY SUPPORTED BY FREEDOM LIFE
Legacy of Hope Foundation, Honduras – Matt & Marianne Spangler
Matt & Marianne founded the Legacy of Hope Foundation to direct and fund programs to help the least fortunate children in Honduras. Initiatives include feeding programs, Christian education, a home for orphans, church planting and microfinance.
One 18 Movement, USA
One18 equips churches and teams of people with knowledge, tools and inspiration to share the saving message of Jesus with individuals through conversation and evangelistic outreach initiatives.
The Point, Parkesburg PA
The Point is a recreation center that offers Bible study, recreation (skate park, basketball, salon parlor and more), life skills, crisis support and mentoring to at-risk youth. Volunteers and staff engage young people, offering emotional and physical support, and empower them to break the cycles of generational poverty in an underserved and often overlooked area.
Indonesia – Doug Hollis
Doug implements Leadership Training and Development. He mentors church planters on various islands and directs a Youth Discipleship Training and Outreach Center. He also organizes micro-enterprise development and finance training
India – David & Nancy Cawston
The Cawstons have helped plant and build more than 45 churches in unreached areas in the last five years, and have established a Bible School. They also co-founded a child sponsorship program. The Cawstons minster to Christian leaders through mentoring and coaching, and they serve as vital liaisons for connecting resources with needs in India.
A Family Serving in a Sensitive Country
This family is currently learning the language and culture to better enable them to share the gospel and disciple believers. They are also responsible for running the Live Dead business platform and planting churches. Because of the Christian persecution in this area, we are excluding their name and location from our website for security and safety reasons.