2017 Firefighters For Christ International Weekend Retreat
Hume Lake Firefighters Retreat is always a very special event for Firefighters For Christ. This year was no exception.
2017 Outreach at Firehouse World
Jerry and Jennifer White have for many years managed the set-up, staffing, and tear-down of our booth at these events. Jerry and Jennifer were accompanied by Roy and Lexi Bloom, Victor Laveaga, and Caleb Sato. Many people visited our booth and several boxes of ministry aids were given away. Two different groups of young men, in pursuit of becoming firefighters, stopped by, heard the gospel, and prayed to receive Jesus!
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2016 Training Mission to La Paz, Mexico
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Jane White Celebration
The Northern Ireland Chapter of Firefighters For Christ hosted an International Prayer Breakfast. This event was held in the beautiful Belfast Castle. Pictured are most of the 55-60 people who attended representing Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, Sweden, and the United States.
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2016 Hume New England
FFC helped out with the remodel of the camp chapel, replacing windows and building a deck. The team also got to visit members at FDNY.
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When a request went out to help Ruben and Robin Delarosa with their move from Ensenada to Spokane, Washington, several people responded to the need. Pictured are: Vince Hernandez, John White, Tom Nichols, Ruben Delarosa, Joe Lindaman, Dave Rickards, Jerry White, and Luis Carlos.
Steve, Luis, Ross, and John
Marcelino with the "monkey on a blue surfboard"
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2015 CSFA Annual Conference
Firefighters For Christ held their thirty-first breakfast at CSFA this week and four people prayed to receive Jesus as their Savior! Dennis & Sherry Frazier and Ken & Carol Brondell have faithfully supported FFC's annual outreach to CSFA firefighters. In 2000 the conference was named in honor of Dennis Frazier and this year CSFA named the conference after Ken Brondell. John and Jane White are thankful for these long-time, faithful friends.
2015 Hume Lake ERT
Members of Firefighters for Christ helped with the efforts at Hume Lake, supporting the Rough Fire.
Past Hume Lake Staff and host of the Firefighters Retreat even joined in on the fun.
The team spent the day cleaning up the dead timber around the property as the fire threat continued to lessen. There were also many opportunities to interact and minister to those assigned to protect them camp. Jim Haney was kind enough to use his skills so the guys could take home a souvenir.
Sunday morning started with a chapel service open to those on the incident where John White presented the gospel message. One firefighter stood to receive Christ!
Victor Laveaga leading the worship time.
Of course the firefighters are praying too. John White brought devotions Friday morning.
Steffen Schwarz wrote: "It is almost midnight here in Germany. Still can't sleep and I continue to join in prayer for Hume! What an encouragement it was to the see the picture showing the firefighters praying. Felt like I was amongst them through Jesus Christ our Lord!" We are one in the bond of love when we join our spirit with the Spirit of God. 4
Morning briefing on assignments.
The entire team got right to work, helping out where ever needed.
Bob Mull giving details of the fire threat.
Victor Laveaga and John White
Helping serve the 400+ firefighters
Tom Cornford helped out with cutting down tress.
Victor Laveaga and Jorge Perez
Morning patrol duty
FFC and Hume staff reunited.
John White provided details to the media with FFCs purpose and mission.
Mike Bell and former Hume Director, Bob Phillips
Breakfast of Champions
Mike Bell giving the daily assignments
The FFC response included many from all over California
It's obvious the Lord wanted Bob Mull to be Hume Lake's Fire Chief for such a time as this.
FFC Bibles and tracts are available for all.
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2015 World Police Fire Games
Victor Laveaga and Joe Lindaman wave to their fans as Firefighters For Christ's team members parade during the Opening Ceremonies.
The Philippines Team!
How great it is to have family members supporting FFC's World Games Team.
FFC's World Games Booth opened today. Many team members were present to share FFC CD's and welcome competitors from around the world.
A rare privilege of praying with some congressman was granted to early arrival FFC team members. This picture was taken after their Bible Study and prayer meeting.
In the Vice President's Office FFC guys prayed with Congressman Royce.
Great to see the Kevin and Penny Ward and Victor and Marie Laveaga with their grown sons. Their families became acquainted many years ago at a FFC Maui Retreat. Jerry, Jennifer and John White are enjoying their fellowship.
Thank you Wards for your long-time commitment to the ministry of FFC.
Trinidad and Tobago firefighters visited FFC's booth.
Paul Steusel and Jerry White share their brotherhood at FFC's booth.
Jerry and Jennifer White are standing in front of the National Fallen Firefighter's Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
FFC's team mornings always begin with a short devotional and extended time of prayer.
Tuesday was a full day for the team. Several were off to early competitions while the rest of the team held morning devotions. Today's competition for the team included bowling, golf, archery, cross country, and discus. Paul Steusel took a silver in the discus while Victor Laveaga missed a bronze by less than one centimeter. Pictured here are Casey and Laura Clark, who had a great time as Casey played in the WPFG Pickleball Competition.
Despite the heat and humidity, Mike Bell completed his 5K!
His dear wife, Diane, is always present to cheer on her husband.
Mike Bell is pictured with his fellow cross country competitors from Bermuda.
Dick and Jean Varder (left) and John and Lynda Chappell 'spare' a moment at Dick's bowling competition at the WPFG.
The team attended a stirring ceremony at the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima statue) put on by their top honor guard and parade ground units during a sunset performance.
In seven weeks, Kevin Ward's son, (not pictured) will be joining the Marines and along with his dad, Victor Laveaga and Mike Bell had an opportunity to spend a few moments with General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. Wow, what a blessing!
Lars Zoller from Germany is a close friend of FFC members. He faced this Giant, who placed his two fingers in his eyes, indicating to Lars he would take him down. Lars won! To God be the glory!
Mike Bell, far right, did a tremendous job organizing all the details FFC's WPFG outreach. His detailed 18 page manual of information and scheduling is a masterpiece. On the title page Mike wrote Philippians 2:9-11: "Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
Paul Steusel, FFC's all time medal winner, earned more this year: Gold in Javelin and silvers in Shot Put, Discus, Hammer, and Indoor Rowing. Paul has made many friends through the years of competing in the World Games. This time a strong connection was made with two awesome Christian firefighters from South Africa. Pray for the Lord's perfect leading in these men lives as they seek the Lord as to His will concerning reaching other firefighters for Christ.
Victor Laveaga gave his javelin to this very grateful FDNY firefighter.
Emmanuel and Gigi are on-fire Christians from Hong Kong. FFC's team met them during the WPFG in Belfast. Everyone was thrilled to spend time with them once again. Emmanuel is with the Hong Kong Police.
A tragic accident happened when Carlos Silva's tire blew out during his race. He was killed and two other cyclists were critically injured. A Firefighters For Christ bookmark was placed on his memorial. Firefighters For Christ vision is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with firefighters worldwide and to make disciples of them (Matthew 28:19-20). Our prayer is that firefighters will receive Jesus as their Savior and make Him Lord of their lives.
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Joe Lindaman said he came home "Blessed," from Ecuador. The friendships made with many of the firefighters will be eternal.
Many firefighters, including some of their officers and city officials, have received Jesus as their Savior during Firefighters For Christ's visit to Ecuador. Pictured below with new believers are Ernie Ramirez, Joe Lindaman and John White.
Nine people received Jesus as their Savior during FFC's visit to an organic chocolate factory.
Worshiping his Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ!
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2015 Phoenix National Day of Prayer
Great conversations took place at Arizona's State Capitol during the USA National Day of Prayer. FFC members got to see some Christian state leaders offer some profound prayers.
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Bibles and Gear for Columbian Firefighters
Maria Ortiz, FFC member from Miami-Dade Fire Department in Florida, and her organization, ProJector por Amor a Jesus, bunker gear, helmets, fire boots and other firefighting equipment were delivered to 21 disadvantaged fire departments in and around the municipality of Silvania.
Many firefighters were noticeably touched when they heard Maria speak about the love of Christ. One firefighter specifically shared how the Lord had spoken to her heart concerning her marriage. Maria encouraged her to keep her eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of her faith.
While visiting Silvania, Colombia, ProJecto and Fire-Tec had the privilege to pay a call on the residents of San Vicente de Paul Nursing Home. "We were overwhelmed by the love and gratitude they showed us," said Maria. "These wonderful people sang songs and read poems as a tribute to our team and we were honored to be in their presence. We reminded them that God loves them and that we love them. Together we shared the love we all have for our Savior, Jesus Christ."
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Firefighter Combat Challenge
Robert Hill, President of Phoenix FFC, deploys the troops as they serve firefighters at The Scott Firefighter Challenge. Almost every state is represented at this Challenge as well as firefighters from Poland, Germany, Slovenia, Portugal, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
The Lord has provided another great opportunity to share His Word through CD's, FFC Bibles and other literature.
Firefighters For Christ guys are resetting the hoses and assisting with re-setting "Rescue Randy".
FFC guys are at the top of the tower re-setting the ropes and hoses — Gila River FD on the left and Tucson on the right.
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Hume New England Work Trip
A few years ago a Firefighters For Christ team started building Hume's Victory Circle. Now that it is complete, FFC's most recent team worked on other needed projects.
Our Father and His Son showing their glory at sunrise at Hume New England!
Lt to rt: Rod & Mikie Pyle, Steve & Sally Bentley, Jim & Arlene Haney, Tom Zeulner, Greg & Vicki Gibson. Back row staff members: Dustin Collins, Andy and Tamara Conli, Erika and Dan Stupienski, and FFC's crew members Dan & Kristi Rodriguez, Bob & LeAnn Mull, Joe & Melinda Lindaman, George & Teri Perez.
Paul Wassell ramrodded the building of Victory Circle's fire ring.
This is a new dorm being built by contractors.
FFC's team rebuilt these oak dorm stairs as well as painted the bathrooms.
Dan Rodriguez is putting the finishing touches on these stairs.
This is site of Hume's new gym building. It will also be a temporary chapel, which will be built in 2015. A third of the population of the continental United States is within eight hours of Hume New England.
Some of FFC team members are resting around the Hume's dining hall fire place.
FFC's team is going into Hume's Chapel, which seats 175 people.
Inside the chapel are props from last summer's camp.
This is a view from the dining hall.
Young people are studying God's Word on the deck overlooking the lake.
FFC did work finish trim work on two units of one of Hume hotel style buildings.
Built in 1790, this house on Hume's camp property is still used today.
Camp Director, Andy, is giving a tour of another building that needs new windows, flooring and drywall.
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FFC Phoenix Supports Zimbabwe Ministry
Phoenix FFC member, Harold Pickering, was part of a medical team that treated 7,200 people within a five day period. They set up shop in a government clinic building in a very remote area. Over 2,000 of the Lemba people visited their prayer tent and over 1,000 prayed to received Jesus as their Savior. They had 80 baptisms. Praise God!
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2014 Firefighter Challenge
Lt to rt: Matt Laurin, Cheyane Caldwell, David Morales and Frank Spencer make up FFC's Firefighter Combat Challenge team.
FFC's 1927 Moreland is on site as well as a FFC booth stocked with our CD's.
Frank Spencer, Cheyane Caldwell, Matt Laurin and Dave Morales can use your prayers as they compete in the heat this weekend. Join Cheyane's son, CJ, in cheering on FFC's team.
These guys are just some of FFC's team, who are working at this international event. Their desire is to build relationships with firefighters from around the world.
New friends attended the BBQ, where all enjoyed a great night of food, fellowship and fun.
Carl Ens, FFC President of Surrey, BC Canada, gave a powerful message to firefighters and their families. At an FFC BBQ, following the Firefighter Combat Challenge, he encouraged us to boldly present the Gospel. He said, "Life is fragile and hell is real."
2014 LAFD Graduation
One hundred percent of the firefighter graduates from LAFD's Drill Tower 58 requested a Firefighter For Christ New Testament. George Negrete, LAFD Chaplain and FFC member, wrote personal notes in each of the Bibles. Dan Rodriguez and Dave Kromka delivered FFC's 1927 Mooreland Fire Engine and manned FFC's Booth.
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2014 AMEN - Northern Ireland
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2014 Rancho El Refugio
Members of FFC's Santa Clarita's Chapter prepared a building for stuccoing and was able to complete all of the stucco in three days. The team's five days at Rancho El Refugio was a blessing for all involved and Lord willing, more trips will be made in the future.
These girls were so blessed to received brand new hand-made dresses delivered to them by members of FFC's Santa Clarita's Chapter. Part of their team of nine members not only prepared a building for stuccoing, but also were able to complete all of the stucco in three days.
This picture of the Santa Clarita FFC Team was taken in front of the new building they were able to stucco. It was a job well done for the glory of God!
Team members were Wade and Anne Little, Corey Lovers, Russ Fagan, Sal, Don and Teri Kanallakan, Roger Brock, and Joe and Melinda Lindaman. Don and Susan Schwaiger live at the ranch. Don retired from LA County FD as a Captain and Chaplain. Each morning the team met for time in the Word and prayer.
Be Bold For Jesus, Be Holy, and Be As A Child In Your Faith were devotions topics that some of team members shared. While the men worked on the building, the women fitted the girls for dresses and Teri sewed a few more. One afternoon some of the ladies went to the town of Ojos Negros, where many of the children from the school live. They did a Bible lesson and passed out food in two different locations, toured a new rehab unit and prayed for many people to come to Christ and be healed. The team was blessed by Sylvia, who prepared some of their meals. She and her daughter have medical problems and need our prayers.
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FDIC 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana
Many of the 34,000 attendees passed by FFC's strategically located corner booth, where countless opportunities were given to Jerry White (FFC San Diego, CA), Brian Bandel (FFC Waukegan, IL), Mike Anson (FFC FDNY), Bob Ameche (FFC Ventura County, CA) and John Skillman (FFC Waukegan, IL) to encourage firefighters to live their lives for Jesus Christ.
LA Chapter Marriage Retreat 2014
This is the third year that Cheyane Caldwell and his wife, Nohemi, have spearheaded LAFD FFC's Marriage Conference. Here's one sample of a written evaluation: "Amazing! Have been to all three conferences. Did not think it could get any better."
For one session, Karen Stonier spoke to the men on "What Women Need" while her husband, Mickey, spoke to the women about men's needs.
The winners of this game received restaurant gift cards.
Some members of the planning team enjoyed an after retreat dinner together.
Plan now on attending LAFD FFC's 4th Annual Retreat in February of 2015!
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Firehouse World 2014
Hume Family Work Party 2013
The work team from Firefighters For Christ
Daniel, is one of Paul and Jenny Wassell's three sons who worked four full days getting Wagon Train grounds ready for their new facility.
Devotions and prayer time are always a highlight for FFC team members.
All the appliances, air conditioners, electrical wiring, gas and sewer lines were disconnected and removed. The trailers will be donated to a mission in Mexico.
Hume's Fall Servant Week is scheduled for October 21-24, 2013. These days also include a special evening program, housing, and meals. Don't miss out on a great time!
After two days of dismantling the trailers, trees were removed to make way for the new foundation.
Jim Haney has cut hundreds of trees at Hume as his on-going ministry to Hume Lake Christian Camps.
Tom Norquist, LAFD, T-shirt shows a badge with a black band through it, which honors the last three very recent line of duty deaths. "We mourn with those who mourn." Romans 12:15
Sam, Luke and Daniel have spent many days this summer working at Hume with their dad, Paul Wassell.
FFC team members Ruben and Robin Delarosa and their son Christopher worked hard before returning to their full-time missionary work in Mexico.
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Children and grandchildren, along with FFC members and their wives, worked diligently to dismantle Hume Lake Christian Camps Wagon Train kitchen. Two days of intensive labor included removing every rivet and bolt and sheet metal which joined the five trailers.
Firehouse Expo 2013
New York city firefighters, their wives and children have been ministering at the FIREHOUSE EXPO 2013 in Baltimore. Firefighters from Fairfax, Virginia also helped in FFC's booth. Their purpose is to encourage firefighters to live their lives for Jesus Christ!
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2011 Firefighters For Christ International Weekend
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2011 Firehouse Expo, Baltimore, MD
FDNY members and their families are having a wonderful time sharing FFC CD's, newsletters and candy at their booth. They began this ministry in 2003. Once again the response from attendees has been great. Praise God for His promise in Isaiah 55:11!
2010 Monterrey Mission
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Firefighters For Christ team returned from Monterrey, Mexico from a week long outreach and training trip.
2010 FDIC Conference & Expo
L-R: Joe Lindaman, Mike Anson, Pat Stilson, Jerry White, Wade Little
Joe and Jerry at the Booth
Jerry and Joe being “serenaded” by a Piper playing “Amazing Grace”
The “Middlemen” Wade and Mike
FDIC Fellowship Dinner at “Champions Restaurant”
LAFD “PIO” Steve Ruda with his “Reading Glasses”
A wonderful shot of some great supporters of FFC
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2010 Hume Lake Servants Week
FFC volunteers went to Hume Lake Christian Camps to prepare for another summer of ministry. The team of firefighters helped disassemble a fallen retaining wall and clean up the grounds from a winter of heavy snow damage.
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Ultimate Frisbee Chuck Hermann Memorial Tournament
Twelve teams participated in the first tournament held in Rochester, Minnesota. A placard with one of Chuck's mottoes was placed on his memorial CHUCK THE TRUCK rig. "I strive to keep my sportsmanship high, my attitude in check and my testimony above all." Chuck's life continues to influence people to live their lives for Jesus!
2011 Western States Police and Fire Games
2010 World Firefighter Games
Since 1992, Paul Steusel has been Firefighters For Christ International Ambassador to the World Firefighter Games and the World Police & Firefighter Games. He relates well with competitors from around the world. Last week in South Korea he was involved in giving away almost 2,000 FFC Cd's. Bringing home four more gold medals in Track and Field was an extra bonus. John White renewed his friendship with competitors he had met at previous Games. Pictured with John is a firefighter from Brazil, who asked John to pray for him during the Hong Kong Games in 2006. Again this year, John accepted his invitation to support and pray for him during his Toughest Firefighter Alive Event. He earned a Silver Medal. Firefighters are being encouraged to live their lives for Jesus Christ!
Mickey Stonier and Jerry White were thrilled to see the Lord work in lives of firefighters and their spouses.
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It was great to meet a brother Christian firefighter from Buckeye, AZ.
FFC Photographer, Harold Pickering, is pictured with Sharon Felix-Knutson from the 100 Club.
Phoenix FFC guys are with State Senator Nancy Bartow.
David Rodriguez, retired FD diesel mechanic, played a call to prayer on his Yemenite Shofar. The Jews For Jesus ASU booth was three stands away from FFC's. This familiar sound was no doubt a blessing to their ears!
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