On November 24, 2018, the president and founder of Firefighters for Christ International, John White, went to be with the Lord. He and his beloved wife Jane, who passed away a couple of years before, faithfully guided the organization for 45 years. During this time, FFC put together a Spirit-lead effort to reach firefighters worldwide with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to make disciples of them - Matthew 28:19-20. John left a great legacy for us and firefighters worldwide to follow. I’m reminded of what John said many times on our mission trips, “God has a plan and you guys are the plan.”
Some may be asking what the future holds for FFC. The FFC board (which has been in place and operational for many years) met recently to select our next president. After weeks of prayerful consideration, the board was led by the Holy Spirt to choose Joe Lindaman to serve as the next President of FFC. Our other board members are: Bob Ameche (Vice President), Dan Rodriguez (Secretary), Victor Laveaga (Treasurer), Paul Steusel and Pat Stilson.
Jesus began this ministry in a prayer meeting held at a Los Angeles Fire Department fire station in 1973. We are trusting Him to continue it according to His perfect will.
FFC Core Values:
“Firefighters For Christ mission goal is to encourage firefighters to live their lives for Jesus Christ. (Hebrews 10:24-25). Everything we think, say, or do must be filtered through this foundational purpose. This is our compass (GPS), which directs all Firefighters For Christ ministries.”
Going forward in 2019, these are the FFC ministry opportunities to which we have committed:
Philippines Training trip January 17-27.
Eighth Annual FFC Marriage Conference February 23.
Annual FFC, Int. Hume Lake Event and Hume Firefighters weekend Retreat March 27-31.
FDIC International in Indianapolis April 8-13.
Mission Possible 2019 in Northern Ireland May 4-13.
Peru Training Trip June 20-July 1.
World Police and Fire Games in Chengdu, China August 8-18.
As I was going through my personal study time in the Word, God reminded me that He calls us to do things we may not feel we are capable of doing. We need to remember that God knows us better than we know ourselves.
I’m requesting that you keep FFC in your daily prayers. Remember that our focus is to know and obey Jesus Christ. John 17:3, Philippians 3:10.
Our trust is in the Lord, not man, to direct, guide and provide. Proverbs 3:5-6.
Our close relationship with Jesus is vital to our life and produces fruit that will last forever. John 15:1-17, James 5:16b
Thank you for allowing me to serve.
In Jesus’ name,