|Posted by Firehouse of God Ministries, Inc. on August 2, 2013 at 11:10 AM|
Firehouse of God Ministries
Why We Do What We Do and You Can Too!
What Do We Do?
We feed the hungry a free meal 6 days a week and house the homeless in our Rescue Missions. Our Evangelism program consists of outreach in the community using fire truck rides, water games, sermons, and inflatables to bring joy to families. This summer we are working together with other churches youth and adults to beautify Rock Falls through cleanup and landscaping. Our fire museum is open by appointment with antique trucks, firefighting memorabilia, toys, and tools. We also open several times a year for free family fun including fire safety training, pictures with the Rock Falls Pirsch Fire Engine, free lunch, and more. We continue to participate in delivering lunches for Let’s Feed Our Children and this year have joined with the YMCA’s outreach program at Coloma Townhomes.
We want to be a light in our community and provide for the needs we see that are unmet whether it’s feeding someone who is hungry, bringing a smile to a child’s face, or making our city more beautiful through a cleanup project. It gives you joy when you know you’re making a difference in someone’s life or in a community. We want people to see who we are through our deeds, and ask for the reason behind them, which is Jesus who lives in us.
How do we do what we do? We are not a big, wealthy church. Basically, we pray the resources in. We pray the volunteers in. One of the cool things about having a small church is we have the opportunity to really see God work. When the freezers for our Feeding Program are starting to look empty, we get a phone call, and instantly they’re filled with good things to eat. When we have a financial need, we pray. The people in our area are wonderfully supportive financially and these ministries would not be possible without their help. It is a great builder of our faith when we see God provide in unique ways.
You Can Too!
Look around you. What needs do you see on daily or weekly basis in the community? What small or large part can you have in filling those needs? Whether you do it by yourself or join several organizations in working together, it’s really not that difficult if you have the desire and faith. We’re not a bunch of people with extensive training in the areas of service we do. Anyone with gifts and talents can be used by God. When God calls you to a task, He provides the resources and the skills to accomplish it. Are you available and willing? Ask God how He wants YOU to meet a need today!
Titus 3:14 And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful.
See our calendar page for upcoming events this month!