Classes are back in full swing at the Spring of Life School in Beirut Lebanon. In addition to the 130 kids we usually have enrolled in our morning and afternoon programs, we now have an additional 150 refugee children on our campus every day! Thankfully another organization has partnered with our team and provided teachers to help fill the needs. A majority of the kids in our program are undocumented Syrian refugees. Many have experienced the terror and horror of war, leaving their homes with only the clothes on their back.
In addition to schooling through the Spring of Life program, at the Middle East LIFE Center, we are able to provide counseling, as also programs to help with their families needs like food and clothing. Most importantly, we are able to share the Gospel of Jesus with every family that comes in!
Below are just a few pictures of the children in their classroom setting along with lunch time and play time Please continue to keep this children and this region of the world in your prayers.
UPDATE NOVEMBER 2015
We are happy to announce that we now have 12 children living at the LIFE Home in General Santos City, Philippines! Each one of these super kids has a story, and many times it’s filled with pain. Most of them have been abandoned by their families and have been living on the street. Some are brought to the home after being found by church members and others are place their by the government…
We are so proud of our team that has been able provide a loving home and family centered around Christ. The children are now in school (some for the first time) and have meals everyday. Where there once was hopelessness, and despair, there is now a future and a hope in Christ Jesus!
Check out some of the photos below of the kids at the LIFE Home and please continue to keep them in your prayers!
UPDATE JUNE 2015
This month we are finally opening the doors for our new LIFE Home Orphanage in General Santos City, Philippines. Initially, we will be welcoming 12 boys and girls who have no homes or families to take care of them. Stay tuned as we will be sharing some of their stories in the coming months.
After two years of planning we are excited to finally start construction on our new LIFE Home in General Santos City, Philippines! This new orphanage will sit on a lot adjacent to our current Mutual Faith Ministries campus which includes our MFM TV Studios as well as the Philippines Mission Center offices. For over 20 years we have worked with Pastors Johnny and Josephine in various regions of Mindanao. Week in and week out they lead teams to many of the hard to reach places to share the Gospel of Christ. In addition to letting people know that God loves them completely, our team is also able to help with many of the physical needs in these rural villages including helping with clean water, food, and clothing.
Several years ago we were presented with the opportunity to build a LIFE Home to serve many of the needy and orphaned children in the region. Pastor Johnny has reported that there are at least 100 children in the area that are in need of a home. While we may not be able to house every child in need, with this new project we will be able to give 32 children a home, 16 boys and 16 girls. In addition to a roof over their head, we will be providing a structured family environment where these kids will know with out a doubt that Jesus loves them.
To read a letter from Pastor Johnny and see how you can get involved, visit this page here: http://www.mutualfaith.org/philippinesorphanage
We will bringing you updates as the project progresses!
This is a month of celebration! One year ago, we dedicated the new LIFE Center USA, and what a year of ministry it has been! Our desire was to make the LIFE Center USA reflective of our international campuses all around the world, and now it is happening. From mentoring students with our after school clubs, to health fairs and fitness programs, and all of the church bodies and ministries that now call the LIFE Center USA their home, it has been quite a phenomenal year.
Through all of our extra curricular activities and outreaches we have been pointing people to Jesus, and seen some amazing testimonies in their lives. Thank you for being part of this ministry through your giving and prayers!
Check out this year in review video to see many of the things that took place at LIFE Center USA:
Summer Camps are now underway this month of July in Beirut, Lebanon, for many of the at risk refugee children we work with at the Middle East LIFE Center. We were blessed to have a team from California partner with us for the week long camps and encourage children from all backgrounds in the love of Jesus! Our hope is that all children would know that God loves them completely!
This month we celebrated with over 200 graduates from the LIFE Leadership Institute all across Latin America, including places like Panama City, Panama; Bogota, Columbia; and San Juan, Costa Rica!
It was a blessing to serve and celebrate all these students hard work as they completed their 1, 2 or 3 year programs and go on to serve in their local church, or plant new churches in their region. LLI has raised up thousands of leaders over the past 20 years all through out Latin America who continue to share the grace and truth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Kingdom Fiesta was a huge success this year! Each night we had over 700 people from many different religious backgrounds join us at the Middle East LIFE Center in Beirut, Lebanon. The love of Jesus was presented and people’s lives were changed! We are seeing more people find help and hope in Jesus Christ than ever before!
Join us for our annual Missions Conference-
hosted for the very first time at our new LIFE Center USA!
Wednesday January 21, 2015 @7PM
(Doors Open at 6:30PM)
Come find out what is happening in the world of Mutual Faith Ministries as we continue to share the good news of Jesus’ finished work all around the world, and get encouraged yourself about the fact that God loves you completely!
It’s a done deal for everyone, everywhere!
LIFE Center USA is located at:777 N. Maclay Avenue
San Fernando, CA 91430
(Childcare will be provided)
What a whirlwind the last month has been here at our new international headquarters- LIFE Center USA! We just completed our grand opening weekend here in the city of San Fernando, California. August 8th, we celebrated with a dedication service, where friends and family from all over Southern California joined us. In addition to thanking God and dedicating the property to him, we were also able thank so many of the individuals who have made this project possible, from realtors and lawyers to the roofers and painters who were so vital in the renovations.
Saturday afternoon we hosted a Summer Fiesta in the LIFE Center Gymnasium. Over 300 people from the community joined us throughout the afternoon as we played games, sang songs, and shared the love of Christ. For us, this was just the beginning of connecting with our new community and letting them know that God loves them, and so do we.
Lastly Sunday night we closed out the weekend with a Old Time Gospel Sing Along, where we sang many of the songs from years past that are rooted in the love of Christ. So many of these songs profoundly share the Gospel in their own simple way and it was a great opportunity to share them with a brand new generation that hadn’t heard them before…
We are now open and continuing to share God’s love not only all around the world, but also now in our own backyard. Remember, God loves you completely, and we do too.
We are so excited to have just completed the move of the Mutual Faith Ministries International headquarters to the new Life Center USA. Because of this, we have planned a special event to dedicate the new campus to the Lord – so the love of the Father can be displayed throughout this region and the whole world. Here’s a short video invite.
We would like to invite you to join us for this special Friday Night Dedication Service!
MUTUAL FAITH MINISTRIES
INVITES YOU TO ATTEND
LIFE CENTER GRAND OPENING DEDICATION
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014
777 NORTH MACLAY AVENUE
SAN FERNANDO, CALIFORNIA 91340
Additionally, we will be hosting our first Summer Fiesta which is a neighborhood outreach. There will be live music, BBQ, games, prizes and more for the whole community. (Saturday, August 9 from 3-7PM)
The event still continues on Sunday at 10AM as I share the God News and will conclude that evening at 6pm with an old-fashioned Gospel sing – with songs, hymns and spiritual songs.
What a great time to be thankful for the finished work of Jesus, as well as a time to express our great gratitude for the Life Center USA campus. Here’s a short video!
We hope you can join us! Whether it is for the Friday evening dedication, Sunday morning service or the Sunday evening Old-Time Gospel Sing – let’s come and enjoy each other’s company – and continue to join our faith to change our world!
Thanks for being a friend! Thanks too for partnering with Mutual Faith Ministries to take the Gospel to the nations! God loves you completely, and we do too! Heidi & I look forward to seeing you.
In Mutual Faith,
Weekend Event Schedule:
Grand Opening (FrIday / Aug 8 @7:30pm)
Mission City Church (Sunday / Aug 10 @10am)
Old-Time Gospel Sing (Sunday / Aug 10 @6pm)
I just arrived in the USA a few days ago and what a time I had at our Middle East Life Center!
I was amazed to see the favor our Mutual Faith team has been having in instilling hope to the hundreds of Syrian refugees that have been coming to us for help. I am sure you are well aware by now of the recent war and civil unrest in Syria, and that 1.3 million have escaped to Lebanon.
The love of God in Christ will always be the most peaceable news anyone could hear and we have been announcing this news of unmerited grace, favor & love to the Syrian people. Just imagine, we can have peace with God and have peace for every part our lives.
When I left a few days ago, our team was continuing to have dinners, events and other expressions of friendship for the Syrian refugee community.
Thanks for helping make this outreach possible, and thanks too for helping us feed, cloth and minister to the basic necessities of many of these precious people.
In Mutual Faith,
P.S. Here’s a way you can help! Don’t forget, because of Jesus and what He has done on Calvary’s cross – you can be assured that God loves you completely, and we do too!