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!
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!
The BeLoved Book launch is finally here! One year in the making, this book is finally being made available through amazon.com and the mutualfaith.org website. We even have a Kindle version available. Watch Keith & Joshua Hershey below as they uncover some of the details of their latest book.
Book Launch Video
Watch Joshua Hershey in Video #3 as he shares a fresh look into Jesus and The BeLoved Experience.
We’re excited you joined us for video #2 of
The BeLoved Experience. Watch Keith Hershey as he shares his personal story of what being loved is all about.
Thanks for joining us on The BeLoved Experience journey. We pray your heart will be transformed by our personal story of how God’s love has transformed our every day living.
This summer we saw the graduations of many students from our various schools in the country of Nigeria. 15 children graduated from the LIFE Unlimited International Group of Schools. In addition, over 100 adult students graduated from various LIFE Leadership Institutes throughout the country. It’s a blessing to see not only children be educated in Christ, but for adults to continue their education and be a part of taking the Gospel forward.
Below are some of the photos from the adult graduations from the LIFE Leadership Institute.
This summer we were able to give away 5 bikes in the Philippines through our Bible Bucks Exchange Program. Through this program, children’s ministries in the USA partner with us by giving with their Bible Bucks. The churches in turn send in the US Dollar amount for the items kids have donated. These kids are taking an active role in sharing the Gospel, not only by providing for others, but showing them how much God loves them!
Photos of the bikes and children are below. For more information on the Bible Bucks Exchange Program, check out this month’s WorldWatch Report on Youtube also below.
This June we celebrated the graduation and promotion of many of our students at our Spring of Life School in Beirut, Lebanon. The school is just one of many ministries that is hosted at our Middle East Life Center in the neighborhood of Bourj Hammoud. Many of these students are refugees from war-torn nations like Syria and have fled with their families to Lebanon in hopes of finding a better life.
Because many of these students are undocumented, or can’t afford schooling in Lebanon, we offer school free of charge for up to 80 kids each school year. In addition to classes in English, French and Arabic, as well as Math, Science and Computers, we are able to feed the kids each day (sometimes this is the only meal they might get during the day) and also help provide medical care through our free Medical Clinic on campus. Most importantly, we are able to share the gospel with these kids everyday and let them know how much Jesus loves them!
Below are just a few of pictures from the Graduation and Awards ceremony. Keep these children in your prayers as they continue to grow and discover who they are in Christ.
What an awesome time we had ministering at our annual Life-giving events in Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua. The message of God’s love and acceptance for all of us, in Christ was shared and displayed.
This month we have been celebrating graduations of family and friends. It is wonderful to see people grow, and grasp a hold of their dreams in their desired field of study. In Latin America alone, we host up to 2000 students annually in our LIFE Leadership Institutes, which trains and equips leaders for the Church in 8 different Latin Nations. Check out some photos from our ministry tour and LLI graduations below.
Also, this month, our Latin America team is launching the Virtual Campus Bible Institute! This is so exciting for Mutual Faith and our Latin America Team Leader Donald Korach. Don knows this will give us so much more access into the lives of pastors and leaders throughout Central and South America. Please pray with us, that all the logistics and technical details work out smoothly.
The beauty of technology is that we can have access to the hearts of men and women any time and any place. Everyone needs to know that because of Jesus, and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross – we can be assured that God loves us completely!
Our team has just returned from Beirut, Lebanon, after hosting our 6th annual Kingdom Fiesta at the Middle East LIFE Center! Each night was packed out as churches from all around the city came together to celebrate and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This event has become such a great tool to reach out to the Arabic community, as parents come to support the kids in our Spring of LIFE School or employers will come and watch their employees perform with their church groups. Dozens of people came forward each night to receive Jesus and what He has done on their behalf.
Additionally we have many more people coming to the center everyday looking for help and hope as tens of thousands of refugees continue to flee Syria into Lebanon. We are blessed to work with at team of leaders at the Middle East LIFE Center who are able to meet these precious ones right where they are at and help provide for some of their needs.
Below are some photos from Kingdom Fiesta as well as some of the various ministry with the refugee families-