Vision

There was a story told of a young boy at the beach scooping up starfish and throwing them back into the water. He was diligent to stop, scoop and save as many starfish as possible as he moved along the beach. An older gentleman was intrigued by his determination. He approached the boy and asked him about what he was doing. The boy told him that if the starfish didn’t make it back to water, they would dry out and die.

The man was silent for a few seconds and then spoke. He let the boy know that ahead of him were more than one hundred starfish. And around the next corner, probably a thousand more. Then, in the miles of beach ahead, there could be millions of stranded starfish.

The boy picked up another starfish, threw it in the water and said, “Well, l just made a difference for that one.” And he continued his work to save one starfish at a time!

What a great perspective this young boy had. He knew he couldn’t do everything but he could do some- thing to change things. After all, those starfish he saved could have produced thousands of more starfish. And probably did!

There was another young boy in scripture that was willing to do something rather small to make a differ- ence. He gave his two fish and five loaves to Jesus. And the results were pretty amazing. From this one small meal, a multitude of five thousand were fed.

Sometimes the need around us can seem so great that the effort hardly seems worth it. We can believe that our small part would have small impact. But not with God! What we put in His hands multiplies!
Faith Family, thank you for being part of the answer! Thank you for unselfishly caring and sharing what you have to save and bless others – at home and beyond!

We have a big job today as the church. There are still many in darkness and without the hope and help of Jesus. But God’s church is alive and well and bringing change one small act at a time! Thank you for the part you play.

Let’s keep the His legacy alive for the generations to come!

OUR NEXT GENERATION

The next generation has seen a lot in their short lifetime...
- A global pandemic
- Great political divide
- Riots and unrest
- Social media at an all-time high
- Authentic connection at an all-time low


Yet, despite culture’s unrest, we are seeing unprecedented growth among our next generation church!

Our children and adolescence are finding God, forming authentic relationships, and making a formidable impact on their world! They are being discipled and deployed for Kingdom causes. Just last year alone, we saw hundreds of kids and students walk through our doors; begin relationship with Christ; attend a small group; and sign-up for a summer camp experience with God and others!

Real discipleship is happening and real relationships are forming, through Spirit-led services, Bible teach- ing, connect groups and regular events.

Students and parents are also being empowered through our free parent resource, The Bridge - de- signed to help bridge the gap between church and the home. This resource provides an easy way for caregivers to discuss the Word of God with their student(s), based on what they’re learning at service. It also keeps them updated on important and exciting news within their ministry. Parents and parent-fig- ures can text FFCStudents to 833-798-0090 to subscribe.

It’s a privilege to partner in building godly foundations and igniting faith in a generation! We believe the future is bright for our next generation – and the Church’s best days are ahead!

Spark Kids Camp

We can’t wait for our annual SPARK Kids Camp! Every year, our ffckids hear Bible messages that make God real; form life-giving friendships; and enjoy team competitions and CRAZY games! This will be an unfor- gettable week in every child’s summer, as we continue building godly foundations for incredible futures!
Fast Facts:
Who: 1st - 6th grades
Where: Camp Zephyr in Sandia, Texas
When: May 30th - June 2nd, 2022
How Much: $220 per student sponsored
Keyword: KIDS

Ignite Youth Camp

Ignite Summer Camp has always been a highlight for our students at Faith Family! Here, our students have an opportunity to encounter God through our camp services with Spirit-filled worship and ministry geared toward teenagers. They’ll also have incred- ible fun through team competitions, games and late night Ignite— the final talent show night that’s always a blast. Ignite is a great place for teens to develop lasting friend-ships and experience God in a fresh way!
Fast Facts:
Who: 6th – 12th grade students
Where: Camp Zephyr in Sandia, Texas
When: May 30th-June 3rd, 2022
How Much: $275 per child sponsored
Keyword: YOUTH

OUR COMMUNITY

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” -Coretta Scott King

Jesus’ compassion toward others was more than an emotion. Scripture reveals that it moved Him to action. Compassion was the motivating force behind every person He healed, fed prayed for and saved. And, surprisingly, 90% of this compassionate action happened outside the church — in the marketplace; on the streets; at weddings; among fishermen, tax collectors, the poor and the sick. He mod- eled a ministry that moved to- ward people; and as His church, we’re passionate about doing the same.

Through our Legacy Project, we honor various groups within our community, including first responders, single parents, nursing home residents, school students and more. Last year alone, we had the opportunity to provide school supplies for hundreds of students who began the school year with confidence!



Additionally, in 2021 our Victoria House of Palms (VHOP) housed our first two residents and welcomed two precious babies into the world. VHOP is a ministry that supports mothers navigating unplanned pregnancy. Through VHOP, women receive shelter, food, discipleship, and care for them and their baby, while they pursue further education or career opportunities. This year, our Baby Bottle Campaign (below) will help expand our resources to new mothers.

This is a snapshot of what God is doing among us. You can find out more by reading through this year’s events, below. Thank you for being a church that imitates the ministry of Jesus. Thank you for being a church that moves toward people. Thank you for being a church that mod- els compassion in action!

Pack the Bus

Pack the Bus is a community-wide effort to provide school supplies to over a thousand VISD children in need. Our dream team gathers to help sort, pack and distribute school supplies to our VISD students. We are grateful for the generosity of our church family as well as our community partners who help make this project possible. We love seeing smiles on faces as students step confidently into their new school year.
Fast Facts:
Who: Area Students
When: August 2022
Where: Faith Family Church NextGen Center
How much: $15.00 per student
Keyword: BUS

Cash for Single Parents

Giving is what Christmas is all about. That’s why we enjoy celebrat- ing some extremely deserving people during the holiday season: our single parents! We’re grateful for the gift they and their children are to our church family and look forward to helping them have a Merry Christmas!
Fast Facts:
Who: Single parents
When: December 2021
Where: Faith Family Church
How Much: $50.00 per single parent
Keyword: PARENTS

Legacy Scholarship

Every year this financial scholarship goes to a student who is diligent and dedicated to furthering their education. Through it, students are empowered to pursue college education and fur- ther their dreams toward their degree and profession.
Fast Facts:
Who: High School Seniors
When: June 2022
Where: Faith Family Church
How much: $1,000
Keyword: SCHOLARSHIP

House of Palms Victoria

Have you ever encountered an unplanned event that was tough to navigate? It can be scary! When it comes to unplanned pregnancy, the questions new mothers face are not only pressing but pivotal. Their effects are far-reaching, both for mothers and their little ones.

At VHOP, we exist to help new mothers navigate unplanned pregnancy within a community of love, support, and godly wisdom. Once received, women are given FREE shelter, food, life-training, and faith- based ministry. They are also encouraged to continue their education or job training while at VHOP, as they work towards a brighter future.

This year, we are excited to partner in our 2nd Annual Baby Bottle Boomerang Campaign, to help serve these women even better. Through this campaign, VHOP will provide counseling; pregnancy testing; bible studies; parenting, budgeting, sexual integrity, and nutritional classes and more. Being a part is FUN...and easy! Simply grab a bottle. Then, fill it with loose change, cash, or a check, and bring it back by June 19th. No amount is too small. Thank you for being a part of nurturing life and purpose amoung generations!

Fast Facts:
Who: Expectant mothers in our community
When: May 1st, 4th, and 15th (pick-up bottles)
Father’s Day, June 19th (return bottles - full or empty)
Where: Faith Family Church Lobbies and Connection Center
How Much: $150,000 staff and support
Keyword: VHOP BABY BOTTLE

Bibles for Jewish Believers

The gospel is penetrating the Israeli military like never before. Young Israelis who are strong followers of Yeshua (Jesus) are standing firm in their faith during their time of military service. These Messianic Believers are now recognized by their superiors for their dedication, hard work, and talent. Empower
Ministries is co-publishing a full camouflage Bible in Hebrew-the first ever in Israel's history-specifically for Israeli young people going into military service. It will also be available to others searching
for answers about the promised Messiah.
Fast Facts:
Who: Israeli military
When: August - May 2022
Where: Israel
What: Camouflage Bible in Hebrew
How Much: $5.00 per Bible
Keyword: BIBLES

Faith Academy Christian School

Faith Academy is a ministry of Faith Family Church that has been successfully educating students for over forty years. It is a fully ac- credited private Christian school offering classes from daycare to twelfth grade.

Faith Academy is committed to partnering with families to provide a biblically based education in a wholesome, Christ-centered envi- ronment. Students are challenged academically, while also having opportunity to engage in numerous extracurricular and enrichment activities. Faith Academy is blessed to have a caring and quality fac- ulty who set the tone for students to build positive friendships and deepen their faith. We are excited about helping to nurture and ed- ucate this next generation to become all God designed them to be!
Fast Facts:
Who: Students of the Crossroads area
When: August 2022- May 2023 Where: Faith Academy
How Much: $125,000 of fund- raising needs per year
Keyword: FA

UNREACHED FRONTIERS

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?
Romans 10:14-15

Currently, over 40% of the world’s ethnic people groups are still un- reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ. This means that there is no Christian church or witness among people who share the same lan- guage, culture and religion capable of reaching them.

That’s why for thirty years, Faith Family has targeted this unreached population with our prayers, support and resources. Most of our efforts have been in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India which contains 9.5% of the world’s unreached people groups in that one state alone.

As a church family, we have sup- ported many Indian missionaries who work to plant churches among these overlooked villages. The suc- cess has been thrilling! Many of these villages now have strong, vibrant churches and believers that are multiplying them- selves in oth- er unreached areas.

One of these people groups is the Banchada – who we’ve had a part in rescuing from a 500-year history of prostitution. As of now there are eighty-six children and teenagers in our Neemuch House of Palms cam- pus who are being discipled and educated for a new future.

Still, there are many on the wait- ing list, but the good news is - we have another House of Palms go- ing up now on a new campus just forty miles from the existing one in the city of Mandsaur. It will house 100 more Banchada children! Faith Family contributed 1/3 of the funds for the home; another 1/3 was raised from outside our church; and the remaining 1/3 will be raised within India.

Also, several years ago, a beautiful elementary and high school were built on this campus, by a generous organization. The Banchada children now have a chance to get a first-class education. God has multiplied our efforts in amazing ways. It’s a beautiful thing to watch God rewrite stories and change the destiny of these precious lives.

Also we have an opportunity to partner with Shoreline Church Poland to help resource the precious people of Ukraine during this devastating time. Shoreline Church Poland is continuing to help provide food, shelter and God’s hope to the many refugees scattered across this area. Lastly, we are thrilled to partner with RUN ministries to support a church planting movement in Damascus Syria. For years this organization has sown into and successfully ministered to the Arab world and seen much fruit. We look forward to see- ing God change hearts through our prayers and efforts as His church.

We’re honored that God has called us and given us influence to be able to make a difference in our region and beyond. The Scripture reminds us, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Ro- mans 10:15)

Thank you, Faith Family, for partnering with us to make something beautiful happen for eternity. We will rejoice forever over the lives that have been saved and changed by the good news of the gospel.




Bibles for Jewish Believers

The gospel is penetrating the Israeli military like never before. Young Israelis who are strong followers of Yeshua (Jesus) are standing firm in their faith during their time of military service. These Messianic Believers are now recognized by their superiors for their dedication, hard work, and talent. Empower Ministries is co-publishing a full camouflage Bible in Hebrew—the first ever in Israel’s history— specifically for Israeli young people going into military service. It will also be available to others searching for answers about the promised Messiah.
Fast Facts:
Who: Israeli military
Where: Israel
What: Camouflage Bible in Hebrew
How Much: $5.00 per Bible
Keyword: BIBLE

House of Palms India

Several years ago, eight acres of land was purchased for a second House of Palms campus to be built. This land is in the city of Mandsaur, just forty miles from our existing House of Palms cam- pus in Neemuch.

We now have a beautiful elementary and high school building on this campus built by another generous organization, World Help. This means that potentially 148 children now get a quality education at no charge while 100 students from nearby communities pay to attend. Many of the Banchada children in this area are on a waiting list to get into our House of Palms. These young women and their brothers are still living in homes where prostitution is the sole income for their families and has been for 500 years. But there’s good news!

The money that has been raised through our past Legacy Builders campaign, coupled with generous gifts form two other organizations, Victory Family Church and Teen Challenge India, has enabled two dorms to be built on this Mandsaur campus. These young Banchada children will be cared for, discipled, and educated for success. What a blessing! However, support is needed for the 100 children who will be liv- ing in these new dorms before we receive them.

The complexity of community relations in this part of the world makes this necessary. Support for the children includes food, clothing, care and education. Faith Family, God has bless- ed our efforts and continues to multiply what we’ve given Him! Thank you for giving God what is needed to bring freedom and fruitfulness into the lives of these precious children.
Fast Facts:
Who: Banchada Children
What: HOP – Mandsaur
Where: Mandsaur- MP India
How much: $50 per month/$600 per year, per child
Keyword: IHOP3

Damascus Project

Through RUN ministries we have an opportunity to fund a church planting movement in the Middle East city of Damascus. Damascus is the capital city of Syria and known as the fourth holiest city in Is- lam. For twenty-five years, RUN has developed evangelistic resourc- es and equipped indigenous house church leaders to form and fuel healthy, reproducing church planting movements. They have target- ed this area as fertile ground for the gospel to take root and spread, producing much fruit for the Kingdom. We know the Apostle Paul met Jesus on the road to Damascus. We believe many more will meet him here too and be transformed by His presence!
Fast Facts:
Who: Unreached in Syria
Where: Damascus Syria
When: April-December 2022
How Much: $69,000
Keyword: RUN

Ukraine

We recognize that the situation in Ukraine is dire. Many families have fled and are displaced and desperately in need. We as the church have an opportunity to help. Shoreline Church Poland has been re- ceiving their Ukrainian neighbors, offering them shelter, food, help and hope in Jesus. As a church, we can partner with Shoreline Church Poland to help meet the needs of these Ukrainian refugees. One of our own members visited Shoreline Poland and heard first-hand the stories of the great support and strength they are receiving from this Christian community. Let’s be the hands and feet of Jesus to bless those who need it most!
Fast Facts:
Who: Ukrainian Refugees
When: April-December 2022
Where: Czestochowa, Poland
Keyword: UKRAINE

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