Letters from the President

President's Letter Winter 2023

O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name,
for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things,
things planned long ago.
Isaiah 25:1

The year 2022, went by rather quickly for us here at FFC. The Lord had many marvelous things planned long ago that we were able to complete this past year.

We started out the year by transporting over 30 travel trailers that were donated to FFC and redistributed to people in need of temporary housing.

Next a scouting trip to Guaymas was very fruitful and we followed up with a training trip in October with 12 members on our team. Victor Laveaga gave the Gospel Message and about 20 firefighters received the Lord.

Phil Scott, our firefighter evangelist from Northern Ireland, spoke at the Chaplain's Breakfast in Southern California, and many lives were changed.

There were marriages restored at the marriage conference, re- dedications at the Hume Lake Firefighters Conference/FFC International Meeting and thousands of tracts were handed out at FDIC in Indianapolis.

Three of our members went to Ukraine, to provide support for the Ukrainian war effort. In June, a group of six FFC members went to Rome and Sicily in Italy, and then to Germany to meet with and establish new chapter leaders.

In September, FFC members Jorge and Teri Perez participated in the Hume New England servant's week.

Finally, in October, our International Board came together to pray and seek God's guidance to direct our efforts on where FFC ministries go from here.

This year our Chaplains program helped firefighters with spiritual needs and with assistance in five different countries. We have six new Chaplains and 55 in process of becoming Chaplains. Our chaplains are being utilized to speak at chapter meetings, they have deployed with our Emergency Relief Teams and have provided ministry to firefighters and families.

We have a total of 40 International and U.S. Chapters. There are 31 new inquiries that are in process of seeking out God's guidance on how to proceed. If you are interested in starting a chapter, go to our FFC App and check out "Start a Chapter in My Area".

The virtual Chapters are reaching members throughout the world where Chapters don't exist yet.

This year we added 95 new members, giving us a total of 692 members.

Then he said to his disciples,
"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few."
Matthew 9:37

As we look forward to 2023 here are some of the events we have scheduled:

* Training Mission, Philippines (January 19-29 )
* Marriage Conference, Manitoba,Canada (March 10-12)
* Marriage Conference, La Habra, California (March 11)
* Hume Lake Firefighters Conference/FFC International Meeting, Hume, California (March 23 through 26).
* Working Construction Mission Trip to Honduras (April 22-29)
* FDIC International conference, Indianapolis (April 25-29)
* British Firefighter Challenge in Manchester (July 29-30)
* World Police and Fire Games,Winnipeg, Canada (July 28- August 6)
* CPA Conference in Romania ( September 21-24)
* Hume New England, Massachusetts, Servants Week end of September (dates TBA)
* The 3rd annual Greater Los Angeles Chaplain breakfast (dates TBA)
* We are also trying to schedule some scouting trips to Chile,Colombia and Liberia, Africa. There are many more events taking place at the local chapters.

Take a look at our website. We encourage you to make www.firefightersforchrist.org your computer's Home Page, so each day you can receive Daily Wisdom and Today's Verse as well as keep up with other happenings within our fellowship.

Also, many have asked how they can support the ministry. First of all we covet your prayers. Next, we have many opportunities for you to get involved with FFC. Check us out on our App under Events. All of our activities are self- funded by the members who are able to participate.

If God has put it on your heart to support this ministry financially, you can donate by going to our website (https://firefightersforchrist.org/give) or our App.

The donated funds, allow us to purchase and donate all of the equipment needed to provide training and ministry aids to unreached firefighters throughout the world. The Bible talks about sowing seeds of faith through generous giving. Remember this:

"Let all that you do be done in love."
1 Corinthians 16:14

Thank you for allowing me to serve.

In Jesus name,