Voice of Faith, a ministry of Faith Lutheran, Naples, FL, is one of the missions supported by the English District LCMS.
The outreach is twofold. First, they bring Christian congregations an awareness of the vast growth of Islam in the country and its effects on our churches. They strive to teach the truth about other religions and to train Christians to reach out into the community with love, acceptance and respect for those of other faiths. At the same time, Voice of Faith endeavors to keep youth in the Church by preparing them to become stronger Christians.
The second part of the ministry is to “reach out to men and women of Eastern Religions and to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them. Many of them were unable to learn of Jesus Christ and the Gospel’s message in their native lands. In the United States, we have the freedom to share this Good News with them.”
Not only are they sharing the Gospel with nonbelievers, but they are also helping the ones who are leaving the Church by marriage or other relationships with nonbelievers.
Voice of Faith utilizes different ways to reach the community. Each week, Voice of Faith hosts a Bible study via Skype. But the most popular program is their Sewing Circle.
“Our Sewing Circle is becoming a social platform for many non-believing women and a great opportunity for us to share Christ in the Ft. Lauderdale and Miami areas. We are planning to start our second Sewing Circle in Orlando by April 2018, as a lot of need is arising there.” In Muslim circles, Orlando is considered a “second Dearborn” (MI) because the Muslim population is growing there. “We need a lot of prayers and support to start our second branch there.”
During this past holiday season, Voice of Faith held a very well-attended Thanksgiving celebration, where they thanked God for the blessings they receive in freedom. The event started with a Bible study, singing hymns and then a dinner after service.
For Christmas, the Voice of Faith Sewing Circle held two celebrations because their numbers are growing as more women are becoming involved.
“We are praying that God will open many doors of opportunity for us as we move on with new plans of mission.” Each month, the newsletter shares the outreach efforts, from Baptisms to counseling those looking at an interfaith marriage.
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