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 something 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 difference. 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!


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 adolescents are finding God, forming authentic relationships, and making a formidable impact on their world! They are being discipled and deployed for Kingdom causes. Last year alone, we
saw hundreds of kids and students walk through our doors; begin a relationship with Christ; attend a small group; and experience life change, as God’s plan unfolds in their lives!

Real discipleship is happening and real relationships are forming through the Spirit-led services, Bible teaching, connect groups and regular events. Helpful resources have also been created to empower parents to connect and disciple their child at home.

Our ffcKids ministry utilizes Parent Cue App which is designed to keep parents up to date on what their child is learning each week. The app also provides tools to help develop character, build an everyday faith, and establish a lasting connection with your child.

Our 6-12th grade students and parents are also being empowered through our free parent resource called The Bridge - designed 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-figures 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 unforgettable 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 29th - June 1st, 2023
How Much: $230 per student sponsored
Keyword: KIDS

Ignite Youth Camp

Ignite Summer Camp has always been a highlight for our students at Faith Family! Ignite is one way our students encounter God through Spirit-filled worship services, teaching, and ministry geared toward
teenagers. They also have incredible fun through team competitions and games that leave them with lasting memories. Ignite is a great place for teens to experience God in a fresh way and develop lasting
Fast Facts:
Who: 6th – 12th grade students
Where: Camp Zephyr in Sandia, Texas
When: May 29th-June 2nd, 2023
How Much: $285 per child sponsored
Keyword: YOUTH


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

God’s Word reveals Jesus as a man filled with compassion. His desire for people to live their best life was the motivating force behind every person He healed, taught, prayed for and saved. And, surprisingly, 90% of these actions happened outside the church.

Jesus chose marketplaces, streets, and weddings as platforms for God’s presence and power to be displayed. His compassion touched everyone willing to receive, from royal kings to outcasted beggars. His ministry while on earth was anything but confined and impersonal. Jesus moved toward people, and as His Church, we’re compelled to do the same. The Legacy Campaign is one way we do that.

Through Legacy Campaign, our church family ministers to specific needs within the community and county. Past projects have included ministry to first responders, single parents, new mothers, nursing home residents, underprivileged school students and more. To summarize the impact of one of these events – the annual school supply drive translated into 900+
students receiving school supplies in August 2022. Together, with volunteers, donors, and community partners, we saw area students start school with the confidence and resources needed to succeed. Meanwhile, parents in need could rest in a lighter load, as they provided for their family’s other necessities.
Additionally, the home established for new mothers – Victoria House of Palms – housed two mothers and welcomed two new babies into the world in 2021. Through VHOP, these mothers received a safe environment for themselves and their babies, training in practical life skills, discipleship in their faith, and continued taking steps toward their career and/or schooling.

This year, we’re excited to announce the new director for VHOP – Pam Hernandez. Pam entered responsibility early, as a teenage mom, and understands the impact and life-change of motherhood. She recently earned her Bachelor’s degree in Theology and has served as a nurse, with 20 years of experience in her field. She has been married to her husband Julius for 20 years and together they are raising four beautiful children. We are excited about how her understanding of biblical truth and human need
will impact VHOP in this new season!

You can find a full list of this year’s Community projects in the pages that follow. Thank you for being a church that models the ministry of Jesus. Thank you for living a life of compassion that honors God and reflects His love to our county.

Pack the Bus

Pack the Bus is a community-wide effort to provide school supplies to over 900 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 2023
Where: Faith Family Church NextGen Center
How much: $20.00-$25.00 per student
Keyword: BUS

Cash for Single Parents

Giving is what Christmas is all about. That’s why we enjoy celebrating 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 2022
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 a pursue college education and further their dreams toward their degree and profession.
Fast Facts:
Who: High School Seniors
When: June 2023
Where: Faith Family Church
How much: $1,000

Victoria House of Palms: Baby Bottle Boomerang

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. The
outcomes 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 faithbased
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 with 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, nutritional classes and more. Being a part is FUN… and easy! Simply grab a bottle. Fill it with loose change, cash, or a check, and bring it back by June 18th. No amount is too small. Thank you for being a part of nurturing life and purpose among generations!

Fast Facts:
Who: Expectant mothers in our community
When: May 7th, 10th, and 14th (pick-up bottles)
Father’s Day, June 18th (return bottles - full or empty)
Where: Faith Family Church Lobbies and Connection Center
How Much: $150,000 staff and support
Keyword: VHOP

Faith Academy Christian School

The Faith Academy Annual Legacy Goal is $150,000.
Faith Academy is a Faith Family Church ministry that has been effectively educating students for over
four decades. It is a fully accredited private Christian school with programs ranging from daycare to
twelfth grade.

Faith Academy is devoted to partnering with families to provide a biblically based education in a
wholesome, Christ-centered environment. Students are academically challenged while also having
the choice to participate in a variety of extracurricular and enrichment programs. Faith Academy is
fortunate to have a caring and knowledgeable faculty who set the tone for students to form positive
friendships and strengthen their faith. We are eager to assist in nurturing and educating the next generation to become everything that God intended them to be!

Below are two specific areas where your donations can have a direct influence on important
initiatives for our students and teachers.

Tuition Assistance Goal $15,000
This project will help provide partial, needs-based tuition assistance for more than 10 students! With
the help of the Legacy Campaign, Faith Academy will be empowered to better embrace the value of
community and promote a diverse socioeconomic and cultural community.

Teacher Sustainability Goal $135,000
Enhancing the faculty compensation model rewards educators with advanced degrees and relevant certifications by increasing their salaries and insurance benefits. With the assistance of generous donations, we can continue putting Faith Academy into a competitive market, allowing our community to retain and hire the greatest Christian professional educators.
Fast Facts:
Who: Students of the Crossroads area and FA Teachers
When: August 2022- May 2023
Where: Faith Academy
How Much: $150,000 of fund- raising needs per year
Keyword: FA


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 unreached
with the gospel of Jesus Christ. This means that there is no Christian church or witness among people who share the same language, 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 supported many Indian missionaries
who work to plant churches among these overlooked villages. The success has been thrilling! Many of these villages now have strong, vibrant churches and believers that are multiplying themselves in other 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 campus
who are being discipled and educated for a new future.

Still, there are many on the waiting list, but the good news is - we
have another House of Palms going 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 one of our Significant church Pastors to help resource the people of Ukraine during this devastating
time. We can be a part of filling containers with much-needed supplies that will be shipped to churches and distributed among those in need. We are thrilled to be able to do something tangible to meet needs and share hope during this season.

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!” (Romans 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

India House of Palms

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 campus 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 from 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 living 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 blessed 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/Neemuch
Where: Mandsaur- Madyha Pradesh, India
How much: $50 per month/$600 per year, per child
Keyword: IHOP

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 Islam. For twenty-five years, RUN has developed evangelistic resources and equipped indigenous house church leaders to form and fuel healthy, reproducing church planting movements. They have targeted 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


The crisis in Ukraine has been heartbreaking. Many Ukrainians have suffered the loss of family members, homes, and the life they once knew. The need there is great, and we have a chance to help! Through one of our Significant Church Pastors, we can help fill containers with much-needed daily
items and medical supplies. These containers will be shipped to a church in Ukraine where the items will be distributed. We can’t go, but we can give and be a part of ministering God’s love and hope in this difficult season.
Fast Facts:
Who: Ukrainian Refugees
When: April-December 2022
Where: Ukraine
Keyword: UKRAINE

Missions Testimony

Abaza Testimony
An evangelistic team from the former Soviet Union arrived in a Muslim village on the outskirts of town. The team had very little to eat and no warm place to sleep. A truck driver offered them food and then
told them to go sleep in the village Mosque. He knew the Imam and was certain he would let them. The Imam agreed with conditions – that they leave by morning and tell no one about Jesus. They consented
and slept in the warmth of the Mosque. Early the next morning, the team prayed fervently for God to bless and save the Imam. Later that day, the Imam came to the Mosque and said he wanted to become a Jesus follower. He explained that during the night Jesus came to him in a dream. Jesus told him He was to follow him and serve His kingdom. And to tell his people about Him. With tears in his eyes, the Imam brought his whole family to the Mosque where they prayed to accept Jesus as their Savior. Today there are 4,091 Jesus followers and 250 churches that have been established among the Abaza people.

You can give to any of these projects here. Remeber to use the key word to designate your gift to the project of your choice