The mission is as big as the promises of God!
Partnership with 1 Body Global is a Big deal! Why? because you are equipping us to take the transforming message of the mission of Jesus to the very ends of the globe. In 2015 we had the privilege of connecting with neighborhoods of need in downtown Tampa. This area is a community of diversity with a large displaced refugee population who are experiencing isolation and social exclusion. We have numerous stories of families who have found hope through engaging with the narrative of Jesus and who now open their own home to bring hope to others. Your generosity has also allowed us to train indigenous disciples in Cambodia, Thailand, India, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Japan, Burma, China and in many states in the USA. These disciples have now established simple church networks and have seen Jesus transforming lives and communities.
The story of connecting with the people of the University Mall area in Tampa Florida was birthed out of a deep love for the least, the last and the lost. With rapid population growth through refugees and migrant families, the needs of the community have far surpassed the current infrastructures of care, education and social well being in the area. 1 Body Global leaders have begun to work with some of the men in the community, assisting them to lead their families and communities into an empowered future. These men will begin mentoring other young men in the community encouraging them to push beyond the boundaries of urban poverty. With many nationalities represented in the community, it is imperative that 1 Body work with local leaders as a catalytic influence for lasting spiritual, social and economic change. Every week the field is used as a gathering point for young people in the community where they connect around sport, tutoring and bible study. We believe that by partnering with this community, we are engaging people for a hopeful tomorrow!