Our story began in 2008. The Lord was opening doors for us to travel all over the globe meeting Christians and working with pastors and missionaries who were serving in countries that heavily persecuted Christians. Pastor Chad Roberts, the organizations founder, hosted an event that focused on the Persecuted Church by inviting a pastor from Cairo, Egypt who had suffered persecution. After a successful missions event, we felt we could continue to connect Christians who are passionate about missions with those who are effectively doing the work.
After dropping off the Egyptian Pastor at the airport in Nashville, TN, Chad stopped at a gas station to refuel. Feeling so burdened after the missions event, and after praying how to proceed further, while pumping gas, the Lord spoke to his heart to create a missions organiation called, "Friends of the Gospel."
Our first step was to build a team with people who felt burdened to see God's glory among the nations. Because God had already given us so many contacts around the globe it didn't take long for our first projects to begin coming in. As our team grew, our vision became clear...we exist to make missions personal to Christians. As people get more serious about God's work around the globe, we have tried to provide a pathway for people to engage in global missions. That means if you care about orphan care then we want to connect you to people we know doing orphan care. If you are passionate about Bible distribution, church planting, pastor's support or feeding programs then we want to introduce you to those people types of ministry.
Throughout short history, the Lord allowed us to be a part of many exciting projects. Currently we have been able to raise over $70,000 for global missions. To give you a brief overview, here is a sample of our work. To view our completed projects click here.
- Church Planting in Cairo, Egypt
- Orphan Care in Uganda
- Orphan Care | Feeding Program & Shoe Distribution - Tijuana, Mexico
- Evangelist Support | Leper Colony Support in India
- Christian Radio Station in Tanzania
- Persecuted Church Support in Bangledesh
- Feeding Program | Church Planting | Christian School built in Malawi
- Christian School & Church Planting in Dominican Republic
To discover these projects and much more click here.
Going forward we believe the Lord has given us many projects to be a part of and we hope you will prayerfully consider joining hands with us. Together, we can do great things for the glory of God on the earth. To learn how you can get more involved, click the Take Action tab.
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Friends of the Gospel