In 2000 I went to Uganda on a mission trip.What God has done in the years since, only He could have orchestrated. Since that time I have become a nurse and been on over 35 short term mission trips to Uganda, Ghanda, South Sudan and Thailand. In 2013, as I sought God's direction for the ministry work He had laid on my heart, He gave me the word "ABANDONED". Thus "For the Abandoned Ministries" was born. It was also during 2013 that I became an Associate Missionary with Equip International, a mission sending and training organization. These two changes have provided a more organized structure and direction to the work I have the privilege to be a
part of. Needless to say...
the journey has been
beyond anything I could
have imagined, but then
again - isn't that how God
works. I can't wait to see
what the future holds.
"But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations." Psalm 33:11
For the Abandoned Ministries (FAM) is founded on the partnership between the members of the body of Christ to meet the needs of persons who are vulnerable and hurting due to their circumstances. By partnering with local believers we are able to come along side, helping to establish and strengthen sustainable ministry projects while utilizing a network of resources to meet the diverse needs of vulnerable populations who have been abandoned by the world but not by God.
Based on Matthew 25:35-40, ministry projects are focused on sharing the love of Christ while meeting the physical needs of vulnerable populations who are:
This is accomplished by partnering with indigenous pastors and community leaders to identify, develop, and implement sustainable ministry projects through:
- Community self-evaluation of Needs vs. Resources
- Identify outside resources that may be available
- Assist community leaders in development of a plan of action for ministry project(s)
- Provide ongoing support and encouragement