By Faith Ministries is the international charity arm of Family Life Ministries that helps the poverty-stricken in a growing number of regions in the world to become independent, self-providing and equipped to support others in need. We like to call it ‘Mission Possible’ because we’re making some seriously good things happen for people who cannot survive or thrive without this assistance.
“Sympathy is no substitute for action.”
In Australia, we are fortunate to live in the top ten per cent of the world’s economy, many of us in the top eight per cent, and a few of us in the top five per cent.
The tragic reality is that the gospel message has been going in to countries of poverty for decades, yet according to the United Nations there are currently more than 143 million orphans struggling to survive in the world today, with the proportion of the world’s children who are orphans increasing with time. Today 815 million people are malnourished.
What is wrong with this picture?
“Suppose a someone is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is that? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” (James 2:15-17)
Micro-industries is the answer
There’s an old proverb that says if you give a man a fish, he eats today. But if you teach a man how to fish, he eats for the rest of his life. By Faith Ministries establishes micro-industries in these poverty-stricken communities and teaches people how to grow crops, sew garments, raise animals and more. We provide guidance and support so that these micro-industries can grow and prosper and ultimately, the funds raised can help towards establishing more micro-industries.
Every single hour and every dollar spent goes toward changing whole villages at a time.
David Livingston (pioneering Scottish missionary 19 March 1813 – 1 May 1873) stated that “Sympathy is no substitute for action.” Rather than providing short term solutions to poverty, By Faith Ministries establishes for the poorest of the poor, micro-industries that will multiply thanks to successful and simple methods of networking that we will implement.
How can you play a part?
You, in tandem with By Faith Ministries, have the opportunity to bring about real change in the lives of hundreds. This is through the support of even just one individual micro-industry, which will go on to change poverty situations and to create further micro-industries. We invite you to make monetary donations here. Or, you can learn more about contributing in other practical ways by contacting us.
What kind of micro-industries?
There are many micro-industries By Faith Ministries can establish in these communities. They are created to be self-funding and sustainable, without the need for ongoing donations. You can find out more information about these micro-industries and read more about what By Faith Ministries do:
Beyond each individual micro-industry are more, similar entities that are set up thanks to the funding of those that come before them. This funding also goes towards humanitarian projects such as orphanages as well as skills training in welding and sewing, for example. So you can easily see that by setting up one micro-industry, we are able to change literally hundreds of lives.
Get involved; make a real, sustainable long-term difference. Contact us now.
11 million children will die before their fifth birthday. Our action could give them life today. The message of God’s love will give them life forever.